Do Shih Tzu get along with other dogs? What about children? Or cats?
Typically, yes to all. With dogs,
this breed is very friendly and generally does well with other dogs. In the house, a dog of any other size including much larger can be a good companion. Outside of the house, expect some hesitancy toward larger dogs (not a necessarily a bad thing).
In regard to cats
, this is something that you'll want to test first before having both under one roof. This said, many Shih Tzu and cats
can get along well in the same household.
, while small youngsters will need to be taught proper handling techniques and a Shih Tzu may have nipping or growling issues if a strong, proper hierarchy is not put into place, most do well with children