Despite its name translating as "Little Lion," the Shih Tzu has a calm and affectionate temperament and makes an excellent family or companion dog.
These intelligent, active, and lively little dogs thrive in human company, but also like to retain a little bit of independence.
When trained and socialized well from an early age, Shih Tzus make delightful family pets and play well with children.
Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)
Intelligent / Lively / Alert / Friendly / Independent
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