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Shih Tzu Breed Health Problems, Lifespan, Temperament & Maintenance

The Shih Tzu is a breed favorite of many and quickly becomes a family member. 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 Suggested tests: Eye Avg Size of Female: Height: 8-11 inches, Weight: 9-16 pounds Life span: 11- 14 years Major concerns: None Brief History on Shih Tzu Origin Originating around the 17th century, it is assumed that the Shih Tzu … Read more