Shih Tzu Puppies for Sale in Tucson, AZ
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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.
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 Tucson?
A recent SmartAsset study analyzed the 100 largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Tuscon is ranked the most pet-friendly city in the country. The city is regarded as the most pet-friendly place in the country because it has the 5th highest number of pet stores and vets of dog parks and one of the lowest days of precipitation per year.
A similar study by Wallethub ranked Tucson as the 30th most pet-friendly city in the country. The does well for both outdoor pet-friendliness and pet health and wellness, ranking 40th and 42nd, respectively.
Dog parks and outdoor activities in Tucson
Tucson has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities for you to enjoy with your dog. Some of the most popular dog parks in the city include Brandi Fenton Memorial Park, McDonald District Park, Palo Verde Dog Park, and Star Valley Park.
The city also has several hiking trails for you to go on a trek with your four-legged friend. Some of the best hiking trails to explore are Catalina State Park, Sweetwater Preserve Trailhead, Agua Caliente Hill Trail, and Rillito River Park.
Life in Tucson with a dog
With over 250 pet-friendly restaurants in Tuscon, you and your dog will always have plenty of choices when you want to grab a bite to eat. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Prep & Pastry, Barrio Brewing Company, Zinburger, Frost Gelato, and Proof Artisanal Pizza & Pasta.
Tucson has many other pet-friendly establishments, including pet stores, daycares, groomers, and four dog-friendly shopping centers. Plus, the city is one of the best in the country for pet owners looking for a place to live. A recent Zumper study ranked Tucson 39th in the nation for finding a pet-friendly rental.
If your friends ever come to Tucson for a visit, they’ll have plenty of places to stay with their furry companions. Some of the most popular pet-friendly hotels in Tucson are Hotel McCoy, Bed and Bagels of Tucson, Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, and Hotel Congress.
Popular dog breeds in Tucson
Arizona is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. The most popular breeds in the state are: Labrador Retrievers, Siberian Huskies, German Shepherds, English Bulldogs, French Bulldogs, Golden Retrievers, and Shih-Tzus. 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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