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Ernestine B.

06/25/2022

Shih Tzu

This is Ernestine, I received my puppy, Smokey, in good condition. He was delivered to my front door June 4, I was very happy to see him. Smokey was in good shape, flight and driver was great! I was completely satisfied with all arrangements.

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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 Plano?

A recent study from WalletHub analyzed the 100 largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Plano is ranked the 20th most pet-friendly. The city is one of the best places for raising a healthy dog as it ranks 4th overall for pet health and wellness. Plano is also the 32nd best city for outdoor pet-friendliness.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Plano

Plano has several off-leash dog parks where your pooch can roam to their hearts’ content. A few of the most popular off-leash parks in the city are Dog Park at Windhaven Meadows, Jack Carter Dog Park,  and nearby Hound Mound Dog Park.

Plano is also home to over a dozen dog-friendly hiking trails for when you want to go on a nice long walk with your dog. A few great spots to explore are Bob Woodruff Park Trail, Windhaven Park Trail, Bluebonnet Trail, Haggard Park Trail, and Russell Creek Park Trail.

Life in Plano with a dog

Plano has dozens of pet-friendly restaurants, so you and your dog will always have options when you want to grab a bite to eat. Some of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants include Katy’s Trail Ice House Outpost, Holy Grail Pub, Fish Shack, Bavarian Grill, Rugby House Pub, and Pepper Smash.

Plano has a variety of other pet-friendly establishments, including pet stores, groomers, and daycares. Every year, there are numerous events celebrating dogs and their owners. One of the most fun events is the annual Wags & Waves, where your furry friends can go for a swim in an Olympic size pool.

When you need to find a place to live with your dog, you’ll have plenty of options. According to Zumper, Plano has the 20th most pet-friendly listings in the country. If your friends or family are in town, they will also have no trouble finding somewhere to stay with dogs. A few of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city include NYLO Dallas Plano Hotel, Aloft Plano, and Residence Inn. 

Popular dog breeds in Plano

Plano is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, French Bulldogs, Beagles, Poodles, Goldendoodles, and Rottweilers. No matter which kind of dog you decide to add to your family, your new pup will find many of its peers across the city.

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