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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 Reno?

A study from WalletHub reviewed some of the largest American cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In their study, Reno is ranked the 65th most pet-friendly location. The city is a relatively affordable place to own a dog, ranking 49th overall in the pet budget category. 

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Reno

Reno has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities for your pup to enjoy. Some of the most popular dog parks in the city include Virginia Lake Dog Park, Whitaker Dog Park, Link Piazzo Dog Park, and Rancho San Rafael Regional Dog Park.


In Reno and the nearby area, you’ll also find several fun hiking trails for when you want to take a nature-filled walk with your dog. A few spots worth exploring are Mayberry Park, Flume Trail, and Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. 

Life in Reno with a dog

Reno has over 50 pet-friendly restaurants meaning you and your dog will have plenty of options when you want to go out to eat. The Brewer’s Cabinet, Wild River Grille, Two Chicks Reno, Walden’s Coffeehouse, and Squeeze In. 


According to Wallethub, Reno has the most pet businesses per capita. This includes pet stores, spas, daycares, and groomers. The city is also a great location for when you need to find a place to live with your dog. A study from Zumper ranked Reno the 27th best city for pet-friendly rental listings.


Each year, there are various events celebrating dogs and their owners. For example, Barktoberfest where you and your dog can enjoy food trucks, live music, a fun run, and other dog-friendly activities.


If you have friends or family visiting the Reno area, they’ll have dozens of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs.  A few of the more popular dog-friendly hotels in the city are Whitney Peak Hotel, Sonesta ES Suites, and Staybridge Suites.

Popular dog breeds in Reno

Reno is home to a variety of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Golden Retrievers, French Bulldogs, Beagles, Poodles, Rottweilers, Chihuahuas, Border Collies, and Pitbulls. So, whichever breed you choose to bring into your home, your new pup will find many fellow dogs across the city.

 

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