Shih Tzus are small energetic dogs that love to play, bark & cuddle. Shih Tzus adore curling up in your lap & even tiny apartments provide plenty of room for this breed. The name Shih Tzu means “little lion”, referring to their luxurious hair which requires grooming often. Fortunately, most owners find brushing their dog to be relaxing & rewarding. Shih Tzu’s generally remain healthy throughout their long lives & were bred specifically to make loyal companions!