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MICHAEL B.

11/05/2022

Shih Tzu

Great people to work with And lots of help along the way Opal is so cute and smart that she is learning to fit right into our family First two weeks were the hardest she could drive you insane we forgot how active a 14 week old can be and how fast they can pee and poop we would look at her and say it’s a good thing you’re cute and she is

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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 Toledo?

A recent study from WalletHub reviewed 100 of the largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Toledo is ranked the 33rd most pet-friendly location. The city is one of the most affordable places to have a pet which is why it ranked 6th overall in the pet budget category.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Toledo

Toledo has many dog parks and other outdoor activities for your dog to play and get exercise. According to a study from Trust for Public Land, there are 0.7 dog parks per 100,000 residents. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city include Glass City Dog Park, Side Cut Park, Toledo Pet Farm Dog Park, and Middlegrounds Metropark Off-Leash Area.

Toledo also has several fun hiking trails for when your dog really wants to stretch their legs. A few great spots to explore are Swan Creek Metropark, International Park Rotary Trail, University Park Bike-Hike Trail, and Sterling State Park.

Life in Toledo with a dog

In Toledo, you’ll find dozens of pet-friendly restaurants, meaning you’ll always have plenty of options when you want to grab a bite with your dog. Some of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants are Ye Olde Durty Bird. Maumee Bay Brew Pub, Hamburger Mary’s, Kobe Bay, and Attic on Adams.

Toldeo has many other pet-friendly establishments such as pet stores, daycares, and groomers like Heather’s Salon, where your can pamper your furry friend. There are also several great training facilities where you can teach your pup obedience and good behavior.

If you have friends or family in Toledo for a visit, they’ll find dozens of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. A few of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city are Candlewood Suites, Red Roof Inn, and Country Inn & Suites. 

Popular dog breeds in Toledo

Toledo is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Golden Retrievers, Labs, German Shepherds, Boxers, and Beagles. No matter which breed you want to bring into your family, your new pup will have many of its fellow dogs across the city.

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