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MICHAEL B.

11/05/2022

Shih Tzu

Great people to work with And lots of help along the way Opal is so cute and smart that she is learning to fit right into our family First two weeks were the hardest she could drive you insane we forgot how active a 14 week old can be and how fast they can pee and poop we would look at her and say it’s a good thing you’re cute and she is

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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 Oxnard?

A recent study from the insurance company Swiftest reviewed some of the largest American cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Oxnard is one of the most pet-friendly locations with a population between 200,000 and 350,000.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Oxnard

Oxnard has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities for your pup to run around and get some exercise. A few of the most popular dog parks in the city are Jax’s Windrow Dog Park, Rudy’s Dog Park, Camarillo Grove Dog Park, and Mission Oaks Park. 


Oxnard and the surrounding area also have several great hiking trails for when you want to go on a scenic walk with your dog. Mishe Mokwa to Mount Allen Trail, Rosewood Trail to Angel Vista, and Satwiwa Loop Trail at Rancho Sierra Vista are some of the best trails to explore.


The city is also home to some great pet-friendly beaches where your dog can play in the sand and water. A couple of spots to check out include Silver Strand Beach, Hollywood Beach, and Leo Carrillo State Park.

Life in Oxnard with a dog

Oxnard has dozens of pet-friendly restaurants so you’ll always have of plenty of choices when you want to get something to eat with your pet. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar, Honey Cup Coffee and Kitchen, Cabo Seafood Grill and Cantina, and The Waterside Restaurant and Wine Bar.


Oxnard has many other pet-friendly establishments, including pet stores, groomers, spas, and daycares. Plus, there are a variety of pet-centered events to celebrate our furry companions throughout the year.


If you have friends or family visiting Oxnard, they will find plenty of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city include Embassy Suites, Residence Inn, and Homewood Suites.

Popular dog breeds in Oxnard

Oxnard is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city include French Bulldogs, Boxers, Labs, Poodles, Golden Retrievers, and Beagles. No matter which breed you decide to add to your family, your new pup will find many of its fellow canines across the city.

 

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