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Breed: Shih-Tzu
Country of Origin: 7th century Ancient China
AKC Group: Toy
Function: Companion
Life Span: 12-14 years
Appearance: Short legs, tail curves over body
Color: White with silver, black, or brown
Coat Type: Long, wavy, mane around face
Grooming: Daily brushing and combing
Height: 8-11 inches
Weight: 10-16 pounds
Activity Level: High
Watch Dog: Yes
Protection: No
Intelligence: High
Trainability: Be patient
Good With Children: Ok
Good With Pets: Ok
Good With Strangers: Reserved
Character: Active, loud, alert, playful
Home Environment: Apartment is ok
Best Owner: Patient
Potential Problems:  
Behavior: Pushy, picky, irritable, barking, nippy
Physical: Respiratory problems & eye injuries