Shih Tzu

KC Pedigree, Small

Doesn't moult much

Good for first time owners

The Shih Tzu, whose origins come from ancient Tibet, was bred soley to be a companion and has sat on the laps of many emperors.


Attractive to ...

Someone wanting a lapdog that is also keen to take part in all aspects of family life.

Not the best for ...

Anyone who doesn't want a shadow. Shih Tzu will follow their owners wherever they go.


Chinese Lion Dog, Chrysanthemum Dog

Cross between





Small enough to carry when necessary.

Exercise Needs

Medium (About an hour)
Doesn't have to be a solid hour, you can give them lots of short walks.


Long almost human hair
Luscious long outer locks that need lots of attention and a soft undercoat that will get knotty if not combed out.


Doesn't moult much
But all dogs shed dander so if you're allergic, make sure you'll be ok

Life expectancy

13 years

Good first dog?



Stubbina Shih Tzu

We've been breeding shih tzus since 1998 and have been successfully inspected three times by the Kennel Club Assured Breeder Scheme as well as having achieved a 5 star Council licence from Mid Devon District Council, so you can be sure we are not a vile puppy farm! Our dogs all live in a great big doggy family - we don't have runs or cages - and enjoy a proper doggy life racing about in our lovely big garden and living at home with their human family and friends. Everyone is KC reg, with show pedigrees, though we ourselves don't show, and we have a great relationship with our vets and our many happy owners!


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