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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 Sacramento?

A recent SmartAsset study analyzed some of the 100 largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Sacramento is ranked the 12th most pet-friendly. The city is regarded as one of the most pet-friendly places in the country because of its high number of dog parks per resident and the low amount of rainy days each year. 


A similar study from WalletHub ranked Sacramento as the 25th most pet-friendly city in the country. The city is one of the best for both health and wellness and outdoor pet-friendliness, ranking 14th and 17th overall in these areas.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Sacramento

Sacramento has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities for you to enjoy with your dog. According to the previously mentioned SmartAsset study, there are 3.1 dog parks per 100,000 residents, one of the highest numbers in the country. Some of the most popular dog parks in the city include Glenbrook Dog Park, Power Inn Dog Park, Tanzanite Community Dog Park, and Truitt Bark Park.  


The city also has several scenic hiking trails for when you want to go on a trek with your four-legged friend. A few great spots worth exploring with your dog are the River Parkway Trail, Northern Bike Trail, and Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail.

Life in Sacramento with a dog

There are over 130 pet-friendly restaurants in Sacramento, so you and your dog will always have plenty of choices when you want to grab something to eat. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include The Shack, The Waterboy, Capitol Garage, The Waffle Experience, and Cafeteria 15L. 


Sacramento has many other dog-friendly businesses, including pet shops, daycares, and groomers. The city is also a convenient place when it comes time to find a home for you and your pet. A recent Zumper study ranked Sacramento 53rd in the nation for pet-friendly rentals.


If your friends ever come to Sacramento for a visit, they too will find plenty of spots to stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular pet-friendly hotels in the city include Kimpton Sawyer Hotel, The Citizen Hotel, and Lions Gate Hotel.

Popular dog breeds in Sacramento

Sacramento is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. The city’s most popular breeds are Chihuahuas, Labrador Retrievers, Pit Bulls, German Shepherds, Terriers, Golden Retrievers, Shih Tzus, and Dachshunds. 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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