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Shih Tzu FAQ’s Answered

Shih tzu is probably the most popular dog breed that we have today. If you are considering getting a Shih tzu, then you may have plenty of questions about this very cute and wonderful dog. To help you determine if this is the right dog breed for you, here are some of the answers to the most frequently asked questions about this dog breed:

Q: What kind of temperament does a Shih Tzu have?

A: In general, the shih tzu breed is known to be dog companions and that is why they crave to be with their owners almost all of the time.

Q: How much grooming does this dog breed need?

A: It all depends on how long you plan to keep his coat. Their hair should be brushed and combed regularly and they should be bathed 2 to 3 times a week.

Q: Does Shih tzu shed?

A: Yes, the hair of a shih tzu sheds but they are considered to be low shedding dog breeds, even if they have long coats. If you will keep his hair long, the shed will only fall out when you brush his hair. If you will keep his hair short, the hair tends to fall out freely, even without brushing.

Q: How long do they live?

A: Since a Shih tzu is considered to be a small dog breed, you cannot really expect them to love a long dog life. Typically, they can reach the age of 10 to 14 years old. That’s 70 to 84 years in doggie age!

So there you go—some of your frequently asked questions answered. We hope that the information we have provided above has helped you to know more about this dog breed. Do you have any other questions about Shih tzu? Do not hesitate to fire us a question at the comment box!

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