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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 Francisco?

WalletHub analyzed the 100 biggest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In their study, San Francisco is ranked as the 59th most dog-friendly. The city is one of the best when it comes to outdoor pet-friendliness, ranking 2nd among all major cities. San Francisco is also well above average for pet health and wellness, being ranked 29th overall.


A similar study by SmartAsset ranked San Francisco as the 8th most pet-friendly city in the country. They say that the city’s high walkability score and frequent sunny skies make it a great place to have a dog.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in San Francisco

With 4.2 parks per 100,000 residents, San Francisco has one of the highest concentrations of dog parks in the country. Some of the most popular dog parks in the city are Golden Gate Park, Fort Mason Center, McLaren Park, and Mountain Lake Park.


In San Francisco, there are several dog-friendly beaches to help you make the most of the California sun. Some of the most popular beaches include Crissy Field Beach, Fort Funston Beach, and Ocean Beach.


The city also has plenty of hiking trails for your dog to explore. A few great places to hike with your dog include Grandview Park, Lands End Trail, and Barbary Coast Trail.

Life in San Francisco with a dog

There are over 200 dog-friendly restaurants in San Francisco, so you and your furry friend will always have a spot to grab something to eat. Some of the most popular pet-friendly restaurants in the city are Plouf, Bi-Rite Creamery, El Metate, Piccino, SoMa StrEat Food Park, and Nob Hill Cafe.


There are many other dog-friendly businesses in San Francisco, including pets stores, groomers, and spas. The city also has five shopping centers where your dog can join you.


If your friends or family are in town, there are over 100 dog-friendly hotels for them and their dogs to stay in. A good number of these hotels don’t charge extra service fees for pets. A few of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in San Francisco include Laurel Inn, Beacons Grand, Kimpton Buchanan, and the Phoenix Hotel.

Popular dog breeds in San Francisco

San Francisco is home to a diverse range of dog breeds. The most popular breeds in the city are Labrador Retriever, Golden Retriever, German Shepherds, French Bulldogs, and Poodles.

 

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