Remaining close to its owner, not demanding or high strung, the Shih Tzu will happily keep their human company from morning to night. They have a small size, yet are rather sturdy for a toy breed.
This dog also is a wonderful family pet. Absolutely happy to get attention and be loved by 1 person or 10, the Shih Tzu is a perfect family member. Most of the time, they are perfectly content to sit quietly and wait as long as needed to finally get that hug and pat that they long for so badly.
It is important to make sure that all family members realize just how little the Tzu is, and that all must be careful when playing with the dog and to watch where they step!