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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 Wichita?

A recent study from WalletHub analyzed some of the biggest US cities to find the most pet-friendly places for owning a dog. In the study, Wichita is ranked as the 76th most pet-friendly. The city is one of the most affordable locations for having a pet, ranking 20th of all American cities for pet budget.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Wichita

Wichita has numerous dog parks and other outdoor activities for your dog to get their daily fill of exercise and play. Many of these dog parks are off-leash parks where your dog can roam without restraint. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city include Meridian Dog Park, Chisholm Creek Pet Resort, Chapin Dog Park, and Pawnee Prairie Park.

Life in Wichita with a dog

Wichita has over 50 pet-friendly restaurants, so you and your pup will have plenty of choices when you want to get something to eat. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Ziggy’s Pizza, Central Standard Brewing, Pumphouse, Churn & Burn, The Monarch, and The Anchor Drinking Establishment.


Wichita has many other dog-friendly establishments, including pet stores, daycares, and groomers. When you and your new dog need to find a place to live, you’ll have plenty of options. A study from Zumper found Wichita to be the 7th best city in the country for pet-friendly rentals


If you ever have friends or family in town for a visit, they will find plenty of pet-friendly hotels to stay in with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city include Drury Plaza Broadview, Wesley Inn, and Sky Palace Inn and Suites.

Popular dog breeds in Wichita

Wichita is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city include Labs, German Shepherds, Bulldogs, Corn Terriers, and Golden Retrievers. But, no matter which breed you decide to bring into your family, your new pup will find many of its peers across the city.

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