I’m going to show you the cutest puppy breed out there that is perfect for any family: Shih Tzus!
Red Shih Tzu puppy, they are cute. They’re small, fluffy, and can be a bit stubborn at times but when you look at them sleeping soundly in your arms it’s hard to resist looking into their eyes.
Shih Tzus have been around for generations with the first ones appearing in Tibet where they were known as Lhasa Apso’s. Over time the Shih Tzu started being bred with other breeds of dogs to make them smaller and softer such as Pekingese or Maltese. Today, Shih Tzus are small and fluffy that can be a handful for the untrained owner.
Shih Tzus come in many colors such as white, apricot, champagne (light brown), sable, cream, and red, like the adorable pup in this video. White is seen as a sign of purity giving off an angel like appearance. Apricot is also very popular but not as common as other colors due to it being harder to get right. Red however is rare due to the double merle gene making it hard for breeders to get the color correctly. This makes reds more expensive than other colors but still worth every penny when they look up at you with their adorable puppy eyes.
As stated before red Shih Tzu puppy can be a handful due to them being stubborn. If you get a puppy and expect it to stay small, then think again. Shih Tzus, like most dogs, grow at an incredibly fast rate and by the time they are 1 year old a full grown female will already weigh around 16lbs! This makes training them quite difficult but even more cute when they do something right making up for all the trouble.
Red Shih Tzu puppy
Red Shih Tzu puppy also has an adorable bark that is compared to a baby crying which is why they are nicknamed “The Puppy dog”. They have large noses which come in handy when they want your attention as their tails wag about wildly as if saying “hey, look at me!”. Their ears fall over their eyes giving off the impression of puppy dog ears which are adorable.
Red Shih Tzu puppy can also have a bit of an attitude when it comes to other dogs and will challenge any dog that they think is a threat. The Shih Tzu nature towards other dogs can be solved by socializing them while they’re young as well as by buying toys for you pup that involve playing with another dog so that way your baby is interacting more often with others than just you.
Over time this will allow your Shih Tzu to grow into an adult who enjoys the company of all people, not just you!