Being companionable and affectionate towards everyone who treats them well are typical characteristics of Shi-Tzu - small and exceptionally stable breed in terms of character. Dogs of this breed usually get along with other dogs and pets, as well as with children, but regardless of their company they always maintain an air of dignity.
You do not have to take them on long walks, but you do have to keep them sufficiently active through playing, which they never refuse. This breed can also be described as intelligent, agile, cautious, independent and friendly.
Their "regal" coat hides a compact, yet elegant frame with thick, long and soft hair covering the entire body and head, which is quite high-maintenance in terms of achieving the desired level of sumptuousness. The hair on the head should be tied with a ribbon, so that it does not bother the dog when it is eating or being physically active, while special attention should be given to preventing the eyes from prolapsing, which is a frequent occurrence, and to the cleaning of eye discharge. Potential indigestion can be avoided with a diet consisting of easily digested food. They like to be cuddled and receive attention and dislike being alone.
This small breed weighs 7-8 kg and has an average life expectancy of up to 15 years.