Black Shih Tzu: The black lion Dog


There are several different causes of health issues in Shih Tzus. Some are more apparent than others. Primary include:

  • Old Age
  • Obesity
  • Infection
  • Injury
  • Lack of exercise

Owners should be aware of the common health complications with this breed are:

  • Eye issues more common in older dogs
  • Intervertebral disk disease usually due to the poor immune system
  • Breathing difficulties


Black Shih Tzu is expected to have a life of an average of 13 human years. For a dog, this is quite long as most dog breeds live only about a decade. This is remarkable since they usually mature fast within 10-12 months.

black lion Dog - lifespan


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