Question by  clever6242 (29)

What is the personality of a miniature shih tzu?

I am considering getting one.


Answer by  mpartin (1600)

They are very loving and will be your best friend. They are also good with children and other animals and love to be your lap dog. They will require regular grooming as they have rather long hair.


Answer by  mrsshelast (899)

Mini shih tzu's have a happy, entergetic, loyal personality. The are very smart which makes them quick to learn and please their masters.


Answer by  caporfirio (804)

This type of dog breed is very independent. They love to play and are a dog that will not get into too much trouble.


Answer by  mammakat (11147)

Be aware that a miniature Shih Tzu isn't a breed on it's own, it's just a small Shih Tzu, should have the same temperment- breeding for size may cause faults.


Answer by  PetLover1 (69)

The shih tzu's personality is probably the main reason it is such a popular choice. They do great with children and other pets. They are also friendly, loyal, and quite intelligent. Shih tzus are generally very outgoing and happy dogs, though they might be a little codependent at the same time.


Answer by  Lottadogs (1258)

Shih Tzu tend to be friendly, outgoing and playful dogs. There is no such thing though as a miniature shih tzu. This is a toy breed and they should be in the range of 9-16 pounds as adults. If someone is trying to sell you an extra small one you may be dealing with a breeder who sells unhealthy pups.


Answer by  AngelSkyy (234)

Shih Tzu's are great companion dogs.They are very loving and devotional to their humans. They are very tranquil animals that do not become 'little yappy dogs'. They may put on a show of false arrogance to impress you, but they know who loves them most.


Answer by  ginny68 (118)

There is no accepted miniature Shih Tzu breed and a miniature Shih Tzu may have serious health problems. The Shih Tzu is less high-strung and less vocal than other toy breeds. Traditionally they are loyal and playful and get along well with other pets and family members.


Answer by  Anonymous

'Miniature Shih Tzus' are the product of irresponsible breeders. The runts of the litter are overbred, and produce litters with notorious health problems. m.S.T.'s are recognized by the American Kennel Club because it's an unnatural genetic adaptation.


Answer by  LianV (183)

Just like most little dog breeds Miniature Shih Tzus have a wide array of LARGE personalities. No matter if the are a gentle, loving personality or the king of the castle personality they often do it in a big way. Shih Tzus are dedicated to their family and often become very attached to their owners.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

They are very pleasant little dogs to have arounsd and if you get a puppy and train it your way they are better yet. They like to bark but they do not bit and they train easily.


Answer by  LianV (183)

Shih Tzus, just like most little breeds, have very large personalities ranging from an extremely sweet temperment to a dominating additude.

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