Shih Tzu

Overview

A Shih Tzu, also known as the Chrysanthemum Dog, is a toy dog breed, weighing 10–19 poundswhen fully grown. The exact origins of the breed are unknown, but it is thought to have originated in Tibet and then been developed in China.

Information

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Hypoallergenic
No
Litter Size
6.0
Breed Type
Crossbred
Breed Group
Working
Breed Coat Type
Medium

Characteristics / Temperament

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Coat Colors

The recognised colors of the Shih Tzu are: black, white, and brown.

Life Expectancy

The Shih Tzu has a life expectancy of 10 to 13 years.

Height and Weight

The Shih Tzu typically weighs between 45 to 80 pounds, placing it on the heavier end of dog breeds. It's typically 18 to 25 inches in height.
Gender Weight Range Height Range
Male 55 pounds - 80 pounds 20 inches - 25 inches
Feamle 45 pounds - 70 pounds 18 inches - 24 inches

Food Consumption in Cups

The Shih Tzuwill require on average 2.0 cups of dog food daily for proper nutrition.