The Truth About Owning A Shih Tzu
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The Truth About Owning A Shih Tzu

They think they're royalty.

The Truth About Owning A Shih Tzu
Daniela Castrillon

Shih Tzu's are cuddly little monsters who enjoy playing, eating, and thinking they're the kings of the world.

Some days they want all your attention and other days they just want to be left alone, one thing is for sure though, they LOVE to bite. Despite them being so arrogant and cute, they don't tend to cause trouble like most dogs have done in some point in their lives. Instead, Shih Tzu's live a life of stubbornness with their royalty-like attitude.

These are 10 things you should know before getting a Shih Tzu:

1. They don't need much exercise

Shih Tzu's will literally lay in the middle of the road after a long walk and make you carry them home; long mile walks aren't really necessary.

2. They shed less than other breeds

It may be shocking considering their long luscious coat, but luckily you will not get their hairs on your clothes or furniture because they don't really shed.

3. They are very stubborn

They tend to have a "what's in it for me" attitude and will not listen to you if they don't feel like it.

4. Shih Tzu's can be kind(ish) to strangers.

They won't bite but I can't promise anything about their barking.

5. They think they're the alphas

But in reality, they're just scared little puppies who act tough when their owner is around.

6. They love to snuggle

They may act like they don't like it (stubborn I tell you), but they just can't live without cuddles.

7. They aren't very smart

Yes, they are a little slow in the head, but their cuteness makes up for it.

8. They aren't really into the usual dog activities

That doesn't mean they won't play a ball game with you, but it means they don't really care for it all the time.

9. Very jealous dogs

They like all the attention on them, and if their favorite person isn't paying attention, they will hate it.

10. They're very loyal

My Shih Tzu doesn't even try to run away from the house. He knows where home and his owners are.

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