Imperial and Teacup Shih Tzu


These miniature creatures are adorable companions to have around. Like the Shih Tzu, they love attention and can be protective and possessive of their owners. They benefit from being trained early as they live being loyal to their owners. They love to play and be lap dogs and are the perfect companions for the elderly and children.

Potential Health Issues

There is quite a bit of controversy surrounding breeding miniature Shih Tzus. The runts of the litter get the short end of the stick and are more susceptible to illness like calcium deficiency, heart disease and seizures.

Imperial and Teacup Shih Tzus are also susceptible to breathing issues, back problems, eye problems, and joint disease. For this reason, it is extremely important that you find a reputable breeder who is educated and knows how to breed small dogs.

Some breeders are just in it for the money due to the unique nature of the breed and don’t properly care for them. They can’t prevent health issues, but they can advise you on how to properly care for them.


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