Why would you like to own a Shih Tzu? What is it about this dog that appeals to you? If you’re looking to replace a former companion, chances are that you already have knowledge on what owning this dog is like.
Therefore, getting a new Shih Tzu puppy will not be so cumbersome. Then again, no dog is exactly alike.
They all have different personalities, and your new puppy will be a very different character than your former pet.
Therefore, you need to ask yourself if you’re ready to accept a new dog.
On the other hand, if you’ve never had a Shih Tzu before and you just love how cute and cuddly they look, then that’s fine too, it’s a good start.
Much of this breeds appeal is their charm and unique appearance. In contrast, you still have to be prepared for the grooming requirements and the attention that your cute, fluffy, and cuddly companion needs.
If you know someone with a Shih Tzu, but has never owned one yourself – you should know how the adults look and act.
Keep in mind that an adult dog would be a lot calmer and less likely to cause mischief than an energetic little puppy.
You will need to be patient with your puppy because it will take two years to fully grow up.