A Guide to Schihtzus
People think that owning a small dog is a lot easier then owning a big dog. That is totally false, I own both and I have had more trouble with my Schihtzu than my American bulldog / Bull Mastiff mix.
Here are some things you should know before buying a schihtzu.
They need a lot of attention - They are not a breed of dog that can be cooped up in a cage all day (No Dog Should!) They love to be held and talked to.
They have an amazing amount of energy - They need a place were they can go and run. My schihtzu can be out for hours and I still have to force him to come in. Long story short, a little walk around the block will not cut it.
They are prone to a few health problems - Schihtzus are notorious for having ear and eye problems. So I would plan on taking them for check ups at least 2 or 3 times a year.
They need groomed often - Their hair grows at a rapid rate, I have to get mine groomed every 6 weeks on the dot. Especially in the summer because they are prone to heat stroke.
They are finicky eaters - I had to try about 3 or 4 different foods before I found the one he liked. I still have to mix it with a canned food for him to eat though.
Have You ever owned a Schihtzu?
Schihtzus are amazing dogs, very sweet and loyal. They all have there unique personalities and they need to be cared and loved for, like any animal. I hope this is helpful to you if you are looking into buying a Schihtzu or already have one and are having some trouble.