Shih Tzu

Shih Tzu

Shih Tzu Puppies for Sale | Central Park Puppies

Shih Tzu pups are companions through and through. Bred to be affectionate, outgoing, and happy, these pleasant dogs love to be with their family. If you are looking for a shadow that will follow your room from room, then the Shih Tzu is your pup. They have a royal lineage as their ancestors were companions of emperors. However, don’t worry about dealing with a snobby puppy because these pups are all about love.

Sporting a unique underbite, the breed bears a distinctive face that immediately melts your heart. With its long abundant coat, these pups boast a personality to match its appealing look. These dogs never meet a stranger and are friendly to everyone they meet.

For a member of the AKA Toy group, Shih Tzu’s are highly adaptable to apartment living or life on a farm. While they love children and other animals, these pups should always be watched when playing. Even though they are quite sturdy for their size, rough play can cause your puppy injury.

Suited for urban life, Shih Tzu’s quickly adapt to any living situation. However, some puppies are difficult to house train and need consistent and clear training when it comes to where to go potty. While these pups are known for being content lounging around with you, they are also agile and enjoy learning new things. More and more of this breed find their way into agility and sporting events, competing with vigor and eagerness to please.

These pups will provide any family countless hours of fun and companionship as they are up for any adventure. That being said, the Shih Tzu’s face makes them more susceptible to heatstroke as they are unable to cool the air going into their lungs efficiently. Keeping your pup cool in hot weather is essential to their health and safety.

This breed should never be kept outdoors as they can be at risk of extreme temperatures if kept outside. Their coats require a fair amount of brushing and combing to stay tangle-free, and life in a back yard only increases matting and tangling of fur.

If you are looking for a fun and loving companion to snuggle with, the Shih Tzu may be the dog for you. They enjoy daily walks but do not require extended periods of exercise, making them suited to apartment living in urban areas. Wherever you are, your pup will want to be, make sure to consider the time you have to spend with your dog before bringing her home.


  • Long, silky, thick fur
  • Both males and females stand 9-10 inches and weigh up to 16 pounds.
  • Can be prone to skin allergies

CHARACTERISTICS CHART (1 lowest- 5 highest)

Apartment Living                             5

Tolerates Being Alone                   2

Child Friendly                                  5

Dog Friendly                                    5

Grooming Needs                             5

Shedding                                         4

Size                                                 1

General Health                                4

Trainability                                       3

Prey Drive                                       1

Barking                                            3

Exercise Needs                               2

Energy Level                                   3

Playfulness                                      4


Bringing home a happy and healthy Shih Tzu puppy is of utmost importance to ensure a positive experience. Central Park Puppies takes pride in providing clients with the highest quality of standards with our in-depth breeder background checks and expert veterinarian evaluations of all of our puppies. We are dedicated to working with clients in finding their perfect puppy match through our transparent services and specialist knowledge of breeds.