Cachorro Shih Tzu is here. This charming piece of sunshine that always runs to you with doting affection to its favorite spot-your lap. Bred for centuries as royal companions for the Chinese Emperors and Empresses was by Tibetan monks. Cachorro Shi Tzu is Portuguese for a dog, and its name means “little lion,” and in times past was a companion of hunting lions in royal courts. He is an adorable, affectionate lap dog that loves following you from room to room. To him, you are his hero and shall always be. His friendly nature is also carried to guests to the home, so he doesn’t fare well as a guard dog. Though friendly to children he shouldn’t be left with them to avoid unintentional injuries.
His little nature makes relatively small heights particularly frightful and dangerous to him; this is a cause of the majority of vet visits so hold him tight and close to your heart without being afraid of getting that awful sneeze since it’s hypoallergenic. Regular brushing of his coat is essential he mattes easily though they don’t shed. Perfect for apartment dwellers and people living in confined quarters but remember he is playful and needs constant engagement and attention be it through toys or dynamic interaction. Eager to please his master always he can be the perfect stress reliever and companion especially to the elderly to liven their lonesome moments. Smiling faces are his best bet and with his inquisitive look most likely will mirror your mood so off with those frowns.
These emotionally intelligent Cachorros are fun and happy to be with and with long lifespans to match of up to 16 years though most average at ten years. You need to be careful about his health as he has a short snout so can heat up easily and tends to wheeze often. Keeping him in air-conditioned rooms is important during hot seasons. The Cachorros don’t come cheap, so for the best value for your hard earned cash, it would be prudent to get them from a reputable breeder instead of puppy mills and backyard breeders. Doing this will save you from those frequent irritating visits to the vet which can save you a ton of money considering their long lifespans since they are prone to some genetic defects that good breeders isolate from future generations such as for as juvenile renal dysplasia, umbilical hernia, and portosystemic liver shunt. Common ailments include reverse sneezing, a wide range of eye problems, ear problems, bladder stones and bladder infections, patella luxation, retained baby teeth and gum problems. Most of these can be easily avoided through regular grooming and inspection. With him, early detection makes a huge difference in your wallet so don’t skip those vet visits.
All in all, he makes for an excellent family pet and his amiable nature makes him get on well will other pets. You will love this pet. How can you afford to miss this “Little Miss Sunshine” in your life?