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06/15/2022

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Shih Tzu Characteristics

Shih Tzus are spunky little charmers with giant eyes and perky tails. They were originally bred as companions for Chinese Royalty! As royal pets, they’re playful and lively. And let’s not forget the affection – Shih Tzus often follow their owners around to keep good company. Shih Tzus are small and fluffy, and ideal for naps on laps. They’re great for even apartment living as they’re small and don’t need too much space for exercise.

Fast Facts

  • Energy Moderate
  • Size Small
  • Trainability Determined

Shih Tzus are a toy dog breed originating from Tibet. The name means “little lion,” and while they sure have big personalities, Shih Tzus are lovers more than a fighters. 

They have a long, silky coat that can come in a variety of colors including brown, liver, gold, yellow, black, blue, and white.

Shih Tzus relish constant attention, and they won’t go ignored for too long. They were bred as a companion dog, and they love nothing more than meeting new friends.

Shih Tzus may bark when meeting new humans for the first time but will quickly become close companions with everyone they meet. They are especially loving around children when properly trained. 

An unfortunate little secret is that Shih Tzus have the habit of eating their own stool. You’ll want to be sure to pick up their poop right away to avoid this unwanted behavior!

Shih Tzus have beautiful coats and are a little high maintenance on the beauty front – but it’s all worth it! Along with regular brushing, you’ll need to trim their nails and check for the occasional hair growing in the ear canal. You’ll also need to regularly clean your Shih Tzu’s face as it can quickly get messy from eating.

As a smaller breed, Shih Tzus only grow to weigh between 9 and 16 pounds and 9 to 11 inches in height. They are typically quite healthy and enjoy an average lifespan of 10 to 18 years.

How dog-friendly is Milwaukee?

A recent WalletHub study analyzed the 100 largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In their study, Milwaukee is ranked as the 85th most pet-friendly. The city is one of the most affordable places to have a dog, ranking 17th overall for pet budget.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Milwaukee

Milwaukee has a variety of dog parks and other activities for you to enjoy with your dog. Some of the most popular dog parks in the city include Granville Dog Park, Bay View Dog Park, McKinley Marina Park, and Estabrook Park. There are also several hiking trails for you to go on a trek with your four-legged friend, including Oak Leaf Trail Milwaukee and Seven Bridges Trail.

Life in Milwaukee with a dog

There are over 100 pet-friendly restaurants in Milwaukee, so you and your dog will always have plenty of choices when you want to grab a bite to eat. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city are Harbor House, Sobleman’s, Old German Beer Hall, Black Sheep, Stack’d, and Cafe Lulu.


Milwaukee also has many other pet-friendly establishments, including pet shops, spas, and groomers. Plus, every year, there are several local events for dogs and their owners. One of the most fun events is PetFest Milwaukee, where your dog can take part in a costume contest, dive and fetch in a massive pool, and socialize with hundreds of their fellow dogs.


You won’t have to worry about finding a place to live with a pet in Milwaukee. According to a Zumper study, the city has the 17th highest number of pet-friendly rental listings in the country. If you ever have friends in town, they too will have no shortage of places to stay with their dogs. The city has over 50 pet-friendly hotels, the most popular including The Iron Horse Hotel, The Plaza Hotel, The Pfister Hotel, and Saint Kate Arts Hotel.

Popular dog breeds in Milwaukee

Milwaukee is home to many different dog breeds. The most popular breeds in the city are  Bichon Frises, Goldendoodles, Beagles, Border Collies, and Labradoodles. No matter which breed you choose to bring into your family, your pup will find many of its peers across the city.

 

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