Shih Tzu’s are one of the most popular breed of dogs. They originated in Asia, during Tang and Ming Dynasties, this are highly regarded because of their lion-like appearance. They also act as symbol of deities; Shih Tzu is highly regarded by Chinese, they even refuse to trade them just to secure and hold their right.
The life of this dog can last for 10-18 years. However, their variety can differ based on the condition of their activities, health and way of being taken care of. If you’re interested in Shih Tzu, you can choose from various colors like brindle, silver, red, gold, blue, and black. The said colors can also be combined; they also come in double coat, but despite of it, they only shed a little. Actually, these dogs are recommended for people who have allergies like skin asthma and more.
Before purchasing, it’s essential for you to understand their common illnesses. This will prepare you for future dilemma and to come up with good purchasing decision. Below are some of the common health issues of Shih Tzu’s:
1. Stenotic Nares: This type of health condition is common in dogs that are considered to be “brachycephalic”. The other term used for this is snub nose dogs. They have narrow nostrils and a short, wide head. The condition causes resistance to mouth airflow, larynx and nose. This can result to enlargement of the heart and respiratory difficulty.