Unlike a Labrador retriever, you have to literally get down on the floor to pet a Shih Tzu (pronounced sheed-zoo), They belong to the group (toy breeds). Because of their short legs, they don’t get much taller than about 10 inches.
Therefore, to admire and respect a Shih Tzu’s wonderful features, you will have to bring yourself down to their level.
When it comes to a show-dog Shih Tzu, they possess specific features, but one thing they all have in common show-dog or not is the noticeable trait of weight.
Although the Shih Tzu is a small dog, it is heavier than it looks, and it is not as fragile as other toy breeds.
Despite their tank like built, they’re still just the right size for a lap or a handbag. Shih Tzu’s are not equipped for hunting, tracking, treeing a raccoon, guarding a house, or pulling a sled.
In addition, do not attempt to make your Shih Tzu win races, herd sheep, or swim.
Shih Tzu Toy Breeds and Arrogance
Shih Tzu’s are not built or designed to work, nor do they want to work. They’re just happy lounging on the couch with you while you pet and cuddle them.
However, they are more than capable to scare off a mouse or two in the home. But chances are they’ll just ignore the mouse altogether.
It boggles the mind how a cute cuddly Shitzu a member of the toy breeds of dog can be so high and mighty. However, I bet you would be too If your ancestors lived in the Imperial palaces of ancient China.
In fact, you would have a pretty healthy self-concept, as well. These dogs reveal their usual arrogance in the way they stand, move, and look around with their flat little nose held high in the air.
Shitzu’s may even look down their nose at people they aren’t quite sure deserve their attention. But that probably doesn’t happen too often. Consider your Shitzu a compassionate king.