To get a good Shih Tzu, you must first understand Shih Tzu physiology so that you can make your dog healthier.
1. A soft coat that needs special care
The most striking feature of the Shih Tzu is its dense, luxurious coat, which is the main characteristic of the breed, with a long, dense coat and a thick undercoat. This coat needs to be groomed at least once a day.
2, particularly sensitive skin
In industrialized cities, the prevalence of allergic diseases in humans has risen dramatically, and dogs living in the same environment are not immune. The sensitivity of the Shih Tzu’s skin is caused by an overreaction of his immune system to environmental allergens such as dust and pollen.
3, Longer life expectancy
Another characteristic of the Shih Tzu is longevity, with breeders claiming that the dog can live to 15-17 years of age and the average life expectancy of a Shih Tzu is 13.4 years. Shih Tzus are prone to kidney, heart, joint, and eye disease as they reach old age.