Shih Tzu Adoption


I adopted Shih Tzu last friday.

I had to wait a lot of time to bring him because Shih Tzu is not very popular in Korea these days.

He was born two months ago. His birthday is 27th, June, 2023.

Adoption of dogs forced me to neglect my blog for a while.

Shih Tzu_My dog phto
Shih Tzu_Creamy

Shih Tzu

1. Origin

Shih Tzus originated in Tibet but were developed further in China during the Ming and Qing dynasties.

2. Appearance

Shih Tzus have a distinctive appearance characterized by a round face, a pushed-in nose, and a long, flowing double coat.

They have a sturdy body with short legs and a tail that curls over their back.

My dog have brown and white coat.

The Face photo of Shih Tzus
Appearance_Shih Tzus

3. Size

Shih Tzus are a small breed.

They typically weigh between 9 to 16 pounds (4 to 7 kilograms) and stand about 8 to 11 inches (20 to 28 centimeters) tall at the shoulder.

My dog is now about 1.5 pounds.

Photo of Shih Tzu in a bowl.
Shih Tzu_Creamy is small.

4. Personality

Shih Tzus are known for their friendly, outgoing, and affectionate nature.

They are social dogs that thrive on human companionship and are usually good with children and other pets when properly socialized.

These points played a major role in my decision to bring him. My dog is also very friendly.

5. Intelligence

Shih Tzus are intelligent dogs but can sometimes be a bit stubborn.

They respond well to positive reinforcement-based training methods and may require patience during training sessions.

My Creamy is also smart. He can separated the toilet.

6. Grooming

Due to their long, flowing coat, Shih Tzus require regular grooming.

Daily brushing is often necessary to prevent matting and tangling of their fur.

7. Health

Like all breeds, Shih Tzus can be prone to certain health issues, including brachycephalic syndrome (due to their flat faces), hip dysplasia, ear infections, and dental problems.

Regular veterinary check-ups are essential to monitor their health.

8. Exercise

Shih Tzus do not require a lot of exercise and are well-suited to apartment living.

Short daily walks and playtime indoors are usually sufficient to keep them happy and healthy.

I also adopted Shih Tzu because I live in the apartment. But I plan to take a walk with my dog for more than 30 minutes a day.

9. Lifespan

The typical lifespan of a Shih Tzu is around 10 to 16 years, with some individuals living even longer when well-cared for.


My dog Creamy was named by my grandson.

My grandson named him before he met my dog.

He thought the Shih Tzu would be a sweet and lovely child like ice cream.

So I decided to be named him Creamy.

I heard from the shop that he was brought by a legal breeder.

But when I met him, he seemed to have been in a bad environment because both his legs and his lower abdomen were yellow-colored.

Shih Tzu_my dog Creamy photo
Shih Tzu_my dog Creamy

I heard that the sales shop took a bath before the adoption.

But it was heartbreaking to see the yellow discolored fur.

I should give a lot of love and raise my Creamy well so that he can grow healthy and bright in a good environment.

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