You may be tempted to breed your Shih Tzu. After all, who doesn't love adorable puppies? However, it's important to note that not all dogs are meant for breeding. Before you breed your Shih Tzu, here are a few things to keep in mind to ensure the health of your pup.
It is recommended to breed your Shih Tzu anytime between its second cycle of heat and the age of 7 years. Breeding after the age of seven years poses severe health risks to the mother due to the stress on their bodies. Despite the fact that most people will not breed after the age of seven years, the Shih Tzu dogs still continue to go into heat. Spaying will stop these cycles and will also help prevent the development of ovarian and mammary gland cancer.