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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 San Bernadino?

A study from WalletHub reviewed some of the biggest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, San Bernardino is ranked the 88th most pet-friendly city in the country. The city is one of the best places for enjoying the outdoors with your dog, ranking 27th overall for outdoor pet-friendliness.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in San Bernardino

San Bernardino has many dog parks and other outdoor activities for your pup to enjoy the warm California sun. Some of the most popular dog parks in the city include Wildwood Dog Park, Blue Buffalo Dog Park, and Pat Merritt Dog Park.  


San Bernardino and the nearby area also have a variety of hiking trails for when you want to go on a long walk with your dog. A few great spots to explore are Little Bear Creek Trail, Sycamore Canyon Park, and Lake Gregory Regional Park. 

Life in San Bernardino with a dog

In San Bernardino, you’ll find dozens of pet-friendly restaurants where you and your dog can grab a bite to eat. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar, The Mexican Cafe, and Pollo Campero. 


San Bernardino has many other pet-friendly businesses, including pet stores, groomers, and daycares. Plus, each year, there are a variety of pet-centered events celebrating dogs and their owners. For instance, at Doggie Pool-ooza, dogs can take a dip in San Bernardino County Regional Parks’ pool and compete in a swimsuit contest and dog talent show.


If your friends or family are visiting San Bernardino, 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 Super 8 San Bernadino, Homewood Suites, and SureStay Plus Hotel.

Popular dog breeds in San Bernardino

San Bernardino is home to a diverse of dogs. Some of the most popular breeds in the city include Rottweilers, German Shepherds, Labrador Retrievers, Bulldogs, and Golden Retrievers. No matter which breed you choose to add to your family, your pup will have many of its peers throughout the city.

 

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