Looking for a Shih Tzu puppy? You've come to the right place! Here at Florida Pups you can find teacup and AKC Shih Tzu puppies breeds for your family. We've been specializing in Teacup and Toy Shih Tzu puppies for sale in Florida. Serving Tampa, Lakeland, Orlando, Fort Myers, Venice, Punta Gorda, Fort Lauderdale, Saint Petersburg, Clearwater, Spring Hill, Bradenton, Miami, Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota, Brandon, Port Charlotte, Naples, Cape Coral, Bonita Springs, South Florida.
Florida Pups is a private dog breeder in Florida, where the puppies receive the best care and attention. We are a Shih Tzu breeder with Shih Tzu puppies for sale and other pups for adoption.
The Shih Tzu is a toy dog breed who has its origins in Tibet and who has been developed in China. The Shih Tzu was recognized in Britain in 1946. The AKC recognized the breed in 1969. The Shih Tzu is a small puppy and a great family companion. If you want to buy a Shih Tzu puppy and you are located in Florida, Florida Pups is a breeder who has healthy, cute and AKC registered Shih Tzu puppies for sale in Florida.
The Shih Tzu is a sturdy little dog, with a long silky hair. His double coat is reaching the floor and it can have a range of colours: gold, white, brown, and black or different combinations of these colours. The fine and silky Shih Tzu coat is hypoallergenic, which makes him a perfect dog for allergy sufferers. This puppy is characterized by large dark eyes, a short muzzle, round head and large, pendant ears covered in long and abundant hair. The Shih Tzu is slightly longer than tall and he can weighs between 9 and 16 pounds.
A Shih Tzu puppy will conquer you with his alert, outgoing and affectionate personality. He is very smart and he responds very well to training. He needs to be trained with patience and gentilness from an early age. The Shih Tzu is very courageous, being a great watchdog. Because he is a friendly puppy, he gets well with other dogs, people and children. If a Shih Tzu puppy isn’t trained at a proper age he will become undisciplined. He can suffer from separation anxiety and he can develop Small Dog Syndrome, which leads to growling, snapping and even bitting. This dog can be sometimes obstinate, that is why consistent and firm training from an early age is important to have a sweet, well-manered and trusworthy puppy. Shih Tzu make excellent house pets, being active indoors. They are satisfied with short daily walks outside but be careful when it is too hot because they are sensitive to the heat. They also enjoy a play in a large fenced-yard.
If you want to adopt a Shih Tzu puppy, you need to know that his coat requires a daily brushing with a bristle brush, especially if he has a long hair. For a much easier care, some owners decide to keep their Shih Tzu’s coat short. The good fact is that this breed sheds little. A Shih Tzu puppy also needs the cleaning of the eyes and ears. To maintain him in a good shape and to have a healthy and beautiful puppy it is important to feed him correctly. A proper nutrition will ensure him all the nutrients that he needs to have a long and healthy life. Do not overfeed him because of his tendency to become overweight.