Shih Tzu Information

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Shih Tzu

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Shih Tzu

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The Shih Tzu At a Glance
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Life Expectancy
13 - 14 yrs 
Height Range
9 - 11 in 
Weight Range
9 - 16 lbs 
Pretty good; may be stubborn, so requires patient, consistent training 
With Children
Very good 
With Animals
Good with other pets 
Tolerates moderate heat or cold well 
Predominantly indoors, due to grooming 
Exercise Reqd
Average; loves to play 
Grooming Reqd
Daily brushing, clipping, occasional bathing, ear care 
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Shih Tzu Information

Shih Tzu Common Health Screenings
The following health screenings are often performed by responsible Shih Tzu breeders:

CERF Screening (Canine Eye Research Foundation)
Hip Dysplasia (OFA or PennHIP)
Renal Dysplasia (genetic test)
Thyroid Function Test (blood test)
vonWillebrand's Disease (vWD) (factor antigen test)

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