Things to Know About Your Teacup Shih Tzu I Shih Tzu Mini 

The Shih Tzu, originally from Tibet, is a breed mixed from Lhasa Apso and Pekingese dogs. Their existence goes as far back as AD 624.

Keep reading to learn more about how to care for these dogs. You’ll discover more about them and their dietary requirements, how to keep them healthy, and some fun facts about the Shih Tzu mini.

It’s a Regular Shih Tzu, Just Smaller

The common misconception about teacup dogs is that they are a true breed different from that of the normal-sized breed. Although, according to science and all dog associations, they are considered the same breed.


Teacup Shih Tzu Has Spunk

Shih Tzu minis are, by nature, pack dogs. They will continue to follow their instincts regardless of which pack they’re moving with.



Mini Shih Tzus Love Walking

While most of their exercise requirements can be met through regular play, they must go on regular walks as well.


Shih Tzu Mini Is Prone to Certain Health Conditions

Mini Shih Tzu dogs are prone to lots of health issues simply because of their size.


They Don’t Make Good Breeders

Teacup dogs are bred through a process of unnatural selection. Most breeders would use the runt of the litter to breed with another purebred runt to produce the teacup variety.

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