The Shinese is a cross breed that developed from the purebreds – Pekingese and Shih Tzu. These are flat-faced dogs, with an oval to a roundish head, black eyes and nose, and long, floppy ears. They are covered with dense hair that often veils their face, eyes, and mouth. Their light stature, small legs, and a short, hairy tail has further intensified their cuteness.
|Also known as||Peke-A-Tzu, Peke-Tzu, Shih-teze, Shih Tzu Pekingese Mix|
|Coat||Dense, Double, Long, Silky|
|Colors||Black, White, Brown, Beige, Red|
|Type||Guard Dog, Companion Dog|
|Group (of Breed)||Crossbreed|
|Life Span/Expectancy||12-15 years|
||Small; 10-13 inches (adult)|
|Weight||10-16 pounds (full grown)|
|Personality Traits||Aggressive, Friendly, Possessive, Independent, Loving, Playful|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Good with Pets||Yes|
|Litter Size||2-5 puppies|
|Chances of Weight Gain||High|
|Chances of Drooling||Low|
|Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information||ACHC, DDKC, DRA, IDCR, DBR|
Shinese dogs are often independent-natured. They would love to walk alone (rather than being carried by their owners) or enjoy running around wildly, and if you let it do this, you might lose the rein from your hands forever, ending up having an unruly pet. Hence, proper training is necessary for this dog which can help it develop as a friendly companion.
Though they are good with kids, enjoying to play with them, they might be wary of strangers, and even other larger dogs, attempting to resist them by barking – a trait inherited from their Pekingese parents. This makes them an excellent guard dog. They are extremely loyal and protective, loving to be in the company of their family members. Prolonged periods of separation might make them depressed and anxious.
1/2 to 1 cup of dry dog food daily, divided into two main meals is enough for this little breed.
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