Shih tzu children. Yes the shih tzu gets along well with other animals. By jo ann white many breeders of shih tzu and other small dogs refuse to sell a young puppy to a family with pre school age children. The shih tzu makes a very pleasing companion and will be obedient if trained. Children should also learn to keep their fingers away from the shih tzus prominent eyes which can be easily injured.
Therefore if children are taught how to handle speak to and interact with a shih tzu this breed will do just fine with youngsters of any age. Yes they love children. They cannot be handled roughly or awkwardly and tend to get snappish when their patience wears thin. Though good family dogs shih tzu are not especially good with very young children.
Adopting a dog from a shih tzu rescue or shelter. Shih tzus tend to like dogs and children. Dexter is a 5yo shih tzu that is good with other dogs and very much loves attention from his humans. He is a medium energy guy likes to play and also enjoys lots of snuggling.
There are many great options available if you want to adopt a dog from an animal shelter or breed rescue organization. Rescue groups american shih tzu club rescue committee. They enjoy play dates and can make great therapy dogs. It will be key that any child is told of the importance of his or her actions in regard to the shih tzu or any dog for that matter.
He is about 8 to 10lbs of tiny cuteness.