The Shih Tzu is a very alert, lively little dog. He’s happy and hardy, and he is filled with character. The gentle, loyal Shih Tzu makes friends easily and responds well to consistent, patient training. It is a very alert watchdog. It is brave and clever. Spunky and playful, this affectionate little dog likes to be with people and is generally good for other pets. If you have children in your family, you will find that Shih Tzu is a wonderful companion because of his gentle nature. Shih Tzus is outgoing, alert, loving, and friendly as well. You will surely find them irresistible. This dog doesn’t bark as much as any other toy dog breed. While others are anxious and bark at everyone, Shih Tzu usually barks when he wants attention.