A Shih Tzu Puppy Will Make An Ideal Apartment Pet
Not everyone wants a Labrador or a Beagle or even a Puggle as a pet. It is a fact that some people love Huskies, Chihuahuas, Terriers, Poodles and adorable Shih Tzus. The last breed of dog is not one that would suit everyone but it cannot be denied that there is many a future dog owner looking around for a Shih Tzu puppy to buy.
Of course not everyone looking for a puppy starts off with a Shih Tzu puppy in mind, but when fate crosses this adorable puppy across their paths, it seems to be more than they can do to resist the inquisitive faces, the short upturned nose with the hair fanning out in all directions and the gentle adoring eyes staring at them with patent mischief.
A Shih Tzu puppy will make an ideal apartment pet as it doesnt mind being indoors and in fact, can be quite active when indoors as well. Shih Tzus can also be quite indolent if they are allowed to be and more often than not you will find it lying around in various comfortable spots around your house.
This is why you shouldnt over feed your Shih Tzu puppy, as it can become fat and lazy. Keep your puppy well fed and remember to exercise it regularly. If you live in an apartment, try and take him out for regular daily walks. Dont overtire it however and go for very long distances, as the Shih Tzu breed is a small breed and only needs moderate amounts of exercise.
If you have a yard, whether its large or small, you might want to think about letting your Shih Tzu puppy outside to run and scamper for a while. A daily walk is still good, but in this case, your Shih Tzu puppy is getting its exercise in small regular bouts through the day.
Shih Tzus can also make great watchdogs as they are alert and will tend to bark if aroused by something out of the ordinary. Luckily they dont normally bark out of turn which is one of the reasons why getting a Shih Tzu puppy is ideal if you live in an apartment.
You might also like to know that although Shi Tzus in general are alright with gentle children or older children, they can be snappish if given the right set of circumstances (like a good old fashioned tail-pulling!) and might not be the most suitable of dogs to have around very young and/ or mischievous children.
A Shih Tzu puppy is also an ideal option for the dog lover who is allergic to dogs, or rather dog hair. Shih Tzus shed almost none to very little fur which makes them a great candidate for allergy sufferers.
You will also find that Shih Tzus also make great show dogs. A little bit of spit and shine (not literally of course!), and regular grooming of its coat and your Shih Tzu puppy can become a champion show dog.
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