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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.
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 Omaha?
A recent WalletHub study reviewed the 100 largest American cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Omaha is ranked the 24th most pet-friendly. The city is one of the most affordable places for owning a pet, with the 23rd ranking in pet budget. The city is also above average for pet health and wellness, ranking 30th out of all major cities.
Dog parks and outdoor activities in Omaha
Omaha has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities for your pup to run and play.
Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city include Hefflinger Dog Park, Hanscom Park, and Omaha Dog Bar.
Omaha also has eight hiking trails for when you want to take a scenic walk with your dog. A few spots worth exploring with your furry friend include Big Papio Trail, Field Club Trail, West Papio Trail, and Keystone Trail.
Life in Omaha with a dog
There are dozens of pet-friendly restaurants in Omaha, meaning you’ll always have somewhere to grab a meal with your dog. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Sean O’Casey’s, Paradise Bakery & Cafe, bliss Old Market Bakery, and Goldbergs in Dundee.
Omaha has plenty of other dog-friendly establishments, including pet shops, daycares, groomers, and spas. The city is also one of the best in the country for renters seeking a place to live with their pets. A Zumper study found Omaha to have the 12th most pet-friendly rental listings of all cities.
If you have friends or family stopping by Omaha for a visit, there are numerous pet-friendly hotels for them to stay in with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city are Magnolia Hotel, EVEN Hotels Omaha, Hotel Deco, and Element Midtown Crossing.
Popular dog breeds in Omaha
Omaha is home to many different kinds of dogs. The most popular breeds in the city are Labs: German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, German Shorthaired Pointers, Bulldogs, Boxers, and Siberian Huskies. No matter which breed you choose to bring into your family, your new pup will have many other canine companions across the city.
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