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Shih Tzu Breed Information

Avg Size of Male: Height: 8-11 inches, Weight: 9-16 pounds
Minor concerns: Renal cortical hypoplasia, entropion, trichiasis, PRA, KCS, CHD, otitis externa, portacaval shunt, inguinal hernias
Occasionally seen: vWD
Suggested tests: Eye
Avg Size of Female: Height: 8-11 inches, Weight: 9-16 pounds
Life span: 11- 14 years
Major concerns: None

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Recent Forum Threads

Why does my Shih tzus eye teer so much?

I have tried using a glass bowl with purified water, Angel eye for months, what else can I do? - TeresaDBrown

Excessive licking and chewing on legs and body

Bella is 3 years old and has started licking and biting on her legal and body. I took her to the vet and he gave her a shot and put her on steroids. Did not help at all! Please i need some answers. Sh... - dholcomb50

Erratic agggresive behavior, please any suggestions

My shih-tzu will play with strangers, give them face licks and acts like a all around shih-tzu. But when someone new even more so with a male, gets up to leave or starts to go out the door she attacks... - Haranek

Marking his territory constantly even though his fixed

Dingo is 8 yrs old and has been fixed & pad potty trained since he was probably 2 to 2 1/2 months old. However, he feels the need to mark his territory all over my house or any where we go, which ... - Brenda A. Bishop

Shih Tzu with calcium oxolate bladder stones

My shih tzu recently had 2 surgeries for bladder stones. The first vet could not get the stones that were in his urinary track. I had to take him to a specialist for another surgery. 6 stones were ... - chewie17

Scared of everyone!!!! Please help!

I have a 2 yrs old female shih tzu that is scared of everyone approaching her except me, even my husband has a hard time approaching her, she goes to him for the treats but that is about it!!!! What ... - Nathalie Girard

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