Known for their friendly temperament, Shih Tzus generally get along with most animals in their vicinity. But you should be extra careful when you have a hamster and a guinea pig along with a Shih Tzu. Shih Tzus might chase the hamster or the guinea pig because of their happy and exciting nature and could be a little rough with them.
Shih Tzu dogs are a playful and absolutely fun company. They also love all the attention and cuddles they receive from their masters. Their jolly personality makes Shih Tzu dog breeds a good family pet.
With proper training and instructions, you may leave your Shih Tzu at home. It is not advisable to leave your Shih Tzu puppy alone just after a few days you have brought it home. It may find it difficult to cope and may also experience separation anxiety. The ideal age of leaving your dog at home is when it is 8-9 months old.
The hair on Shih Tzu’s coat grows very long and need regular trimming and grooming. You can groom your Shih Tzu dog at home, or you can visit a professional for the same.
Yes, Shih Tzus bark a lot and are quite vocal in letting their feelings be known to the ones they are close to. They tend to bark at unknown people from the window or even other dogs passing by.