Looking for a canine who is hypoallergenic, the Shih Tzu a perfect fit for your family! This small dog breed has a long coat but little shedding, making them an appealing option for those with allergies. Find out more about why this breed is so suitable and what to expect from living with a Shih Tzu!
Angela Fagan CEO for Trust My Pet Sitter “Our owners say that the Shih Tzu is the perfect dog for people with allergies, as they shed very little hair.”
Introduction to (Hypoallergenic) Shih Tzu
The Shih Tzu is an ancient dog breed originally from Tibet. They have a long and beautiful double-coat that often comes in multiple colors and can reach up to 16 inches high. The coat does require daily care and combing, but regular brushing reduces shedding, making the Shih Tzu a great hypoallergenic dog breed choice for those with allergies.
Shih Tzu Size and Height
One of the most significant advantages to having a Shih Tzu is their size as they grow to a maximum height of 16 inches.
They weigh between 10-18lbs, making them one of the highest dogs if they need carrying!
Shih Tzu’s have a long coats with short legs and plumed tail. Also known as the “Lion Dog” due to its majestic mane
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The Shih Tzu breed is incredibly smart, which means it can be trained easily if given consistency and positive reinforcement such as treats or verbal praise. Training your pup early on will help ensure that he/she grows into a well-behaved adult dog who knows how to behave in public places and around people.
Shih Tzu Grooming
Shih Tzus have long fur that requires regular grooming—at least once per week—to keep it healthy and free from tangles. Bathing every two weeks or so with quality dog shampoo. You should also trim the fur around the eyes and paws regularly to keep it neat and avoid any eye problems due to hair on the face. They don’t need as much brushing when they’re short-haired as when they have longer hair.
If you’re looking for a pup who will love you unconditionally no matter what life throws at them then look no further than the loyal Shih Tzu! They may require extra care with their grooming needs but are otherwise quite low maintenance and make wonderful family pets no matter what size household you live in!