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Shih Tzus are famous for their loyal nature. Originally bred to be household pets, they enjoy snuggling with their owners, following them around and showing them plenty of affection.


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Shih Tzus are famous for their loyal nature. Originally bred to be household pets, they enjoy snuggling with their owners, following them around and showing them plenty of affection.

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Shih Tzu – Mango Hill

We are looking for a good home for this cute little boy He is pure Shih Tzu breed and such a cute, well behavior and raised for a good family Good with kids, follow instructions and love pampering. Microchipped, vaccination updated We call him Lucky He born on December 18 weeks old Comes with free bed, sheets, pads, shampoo, lots of toys and food

Navin Kunjumon

Shih Tzu – Forster

Ready Friday 17th may. Black and white shihtzus.. 3 boys, 1 girl available. Stunning markings and awesome cuddly little guys.

Erin Pendlebury

Shih Tzu – Logan Village

3 x Purebred Shih Tzu Male Puppies for sale. They are 8 weeks old and ready for their new forever families and homes. Born 11th of February 2024. They have all been Vet checked, vaccinated and microchipped at 6 weeks old. And have been wormed since they were 2 weeks old, every 2 weeks. They are beautifully natured dogs, loving, loyal and are non shedding, so no problems if anyone in the family has allergies. Mum and dad are both purebred Shih Tzu as well. Pic 1 - the puppies together Pic 2 - boy #1 Pic 3 - boy #2 Pic 4 - boy #3 Pic 5 - mum (tri-colour) Pic 6 - dad (black & white)

Milly Schulz

Shih Tzu – Kewdale

Maltese Shih Tzu Puppies $1,800 Maltese x Shih Tzu puppies, very loving 2 Boys to go to loving families. Born on 01/02/24 and have had their vaccinations ,microchips, worming and clean bill of health from the Vet. Ready to join there forever family today. First to see will fall in love with them. Mum and Dad are both lovely natured and friendly dogs. These dogs do not drop hair or smell. They are great for people with allergies. Located in Kewdale, WA


Shih Tzu – Bentley Park

4 gorgeous Shih tzu X Toy poodle puppies are looking for their forever loving family & home. They will be ready on 31st March 2024. Fluffy, sweet, playful, cuddly, friendly & affectionate. 2 females & 2 males with beautiful personality and character. Perfect & loving companion for kids & elderly 🥰 ~ Vet checked ~ Microchipped ~ 1st Vaccination ~ Wormed ~ Fit to fly certificate ( if required ) **Feel free to message for more enquiries


Shih Tzu – Broken Hill

These beautiful little girl puppies arrived Monday Afternoon on the 22nd of January....... They are enjoying life drinking and sleeping zz The colouring at the moment of the puppies are tan and black with little bit of white ....They are very Healthy and very cute, they will be wormed every 2 weeks and micro chipped and vaccinated ......They are growing into Beautiful little Princesses .... Ring me if you are interested 0409886969 ..Thank you 🌈❤️🫶🐶🙏🏽


Shih Tzu – South MacLean

2 girl 2 boy shitzu Cross toy poodle puppies for sale. Vaccinated and microchipped. Born 3rd January. Adorable puppies.

Kylie Dixon

Shih Tzu – Petrie

Pure bred Shih Tzu Puppies. Last black and white male left. Mum and dad are both our family pets they are both very chill laid back babies. They are both free roaming inside/outside pets but always sleep inside. This is their first litter. Picture number 4 is mum. This gorgeous baby is ready for his fur ever home now. Puppy has been vet checked vaccinated wormed and is micro chipped. Upon leaving he will take with him a small puppy pack to help you and the puppy settle into their new home. You are welcome to arrange a viewing time and day to come view and meet your puppy and/or I will send photos and videos to update you on your puppy’s progress. The puppy is currently being raised in a family home as an inside pet, as they are not really a permanent outside dog breed. This pup loves pats and cuddles and is very social with interaction while he waits for his snuggle time with you. He has been toilet trained to use the dog door, so heads outside for number 1,s and 2,s. Please if you can offer a loving caring home for this little man please contact me. I’m looking forward to meeting you.

Tracy Evitt

Shih Tzu – Greenfields

6x Pure bred shih tzu puppies available now at 8 weeks old. They have had their first immunizations, worming, vet check, wormed & micro chip. 4 Females and 2 Males. Photo of mum and dad (last two photos). Please message to arrange a time to view if interested. Located in Greenfields

Michelle Wakeling

Shih Tzu – Cranbourne North

Hi im little girl trying to find my forever home i have brothers an sisters aswell We have been raised around adults and children We are very active , friendly an playful an very good companions for young an older people We come with a welcome pack.. # BLANKET TOY HARNESS AN LEAD also some yummy food we like We are 8 weeks old now an ready for our new families any questions call or message me Cherie on 0424395882 or Carol 0404 262 407. Our mum an Dad are such good parents (in the photos are our parents)

Cherie Neels

Shih Tzu – Harristown

READYYYYY NOWWW.. I NEED A HOME . Shih tzu x Maltese puppies available. All looking a forever home. 5 boys ----- 4 males available 1 girl -SOLD Born 27/ 9/23. Ready on 22/11/23 Mum shih tzu/Maltese....very intelligent and affectionate. Dad shih tuz / Maltese...super loving. Puppies Are vaccinated and microchip, wormed, vet checked. READY for forever homes $850 each $350 non refundable Deposit is required to secure pup/ puppies BIN0000958772535 Welcome to come look at puppies. Contact Jess 0497670700


DNA tested Maltese Shih Tzu pups

Hi everyone, Introducing a beautiful litter of 6 gorgeous pups (3 female, 3 male). The parents of these pups have been DNA TESTED and have been scanned for any health problems and have been CLEARED for any heritary diseases. viewing of the parents is most welcomed. These pups have been wormed and have received their first vaccine. Each pup will come with a puppy pack and have been socialised with other animals. The pups have grown up within the house where there are children interacting with them, so they accustomed to children and a busy household. Girl 1 : 2 beautiful blue eyes with a sweet personality girl 2: adorable girl who loves cuddles Girl 3: Cheeky Girl who is very playful Boy 4: blue eyed boy with a heart of gold Boy 5: extroverted pup who enjoys playing with people Boy 6: playful baby that runs around (SOLD) everywhere Boy 7: calm and shy personality


Shih-tzu male puppies

UPDATE 2 male shih-tzu puppies left . 4 cheeky shihtzu puppies are ready for new homes, healthy, vaccinated, microchiped , wormed & vet checked , healthy chubby playful kind loving . Hopefully, i toilet trained them well . Shih-tzus are companion breeds, so they are loving , affectionate , friendly , learn tricks easy , do well with all other animals, even non canine, non shedding coats , do well with considerate children and elderly . Mum & dad don't bark unnecessarily unless stranger comes to the door to alert you . (( They are not a protection dog, but they will try LOL 🤣🫶 )) 2 boys left . I have put a photo of mum & dad is the right side smaller in the picture. DOB 16,7,2023, they are ready to leave now . Located Blacktown area . breeder number 9768 Message me for any questions

Belinda Jurancic

Havashu (Shih Tzu x Havanese Designer)

Havashu is a designer breed (Shih Tzu x Havanese) Price is negotiable for a good forever home. The photos do not do them justice. They are small, super cute and all have eye lashes. They are very affectionate and love cuddles. Theses little puppies come vet checked microchipped, wormed and vaccinated. They also have a certificate to fly. Transition food is also provided. Pups have been raised on Black Hawk soaked kibble (chicken and rice); Science Direct canned puppy food (chicken and barley) and raw beef mince; boiled chicken; and Di-Vetelect milk replacer (mum also ate this while feeding pups). They have successfully transitioned to soaked Black hawk kibble for easy feeding routine. Originally 7 puppies available. 5 boys and 2 girls. Boys are $1500 ono I am looking for good forever homes for these sweet little boys. Tri colour boy (sold) Girl 1 black and white (sold) Girl 2 sable $2000 (sold) >>>>>Remaining puppies include 3 super cute little black and white boys and one tiny mostly black sweet little boy. Puppy 1: 991003002448662 Puppy 2: 991003002448668 Puppy 3: 991003002448669 Puppy 4: 991003002448677 Puppy 5: 991003002448678 Puppy 6: 991003002448681 Puppy 7: 991993002448663 Mum and dad are in the last picture. Mum is pure bred Shih Tzu; Dad is pure bred very small Havanese. Both parents have hypoallergenic coats. So pups do as well and are all non-shedding. Pups have been raised in the home and have been well socialised with other dogs and family. Toilet training has begun. Born 03/07/2023 and READY NOW. They are 9 weeks old. We can arrange a zoom, or facetime so you can view the pup of your choice. Or you can just arrange to collect him. Pups can be transported at your own expense. More about the Havashu The Havashu breed has been part of the designer dog category since the 1990s. The Havanese’s parent breed dates back to the 1400s and was brought in by Spanish settlers who settled in Cuba. On the other hand, the Shih Tzu got bred in royalty as a lap dog companion and a gift to noblemen in ancient China and Tibet. The resulting cross of these two luxury dog breeds resulted in the Havashu. Their association with celebrities has increased their popularity. Most of the breeds now originate from the U.S, with some coming from the UK, Canada, and Australia. If you love small lap dogs, the Havashu is a perfect choice. The Havashu is an adorable dog that is highly affectionate, energetic, and easy to train. They are good for first-time dog owners and families. If you’re looking for an intelligent and playful dog, the Havashu is an amazing pet for you. They love to have human company, so it’s important to be able to play with them and give them enough mental and physical stimulation. Havashus are small dogs that will highly enjoy your company. Bringing home a Havashu will be a fun adventure with your little furry friend. After you have decided which pup calls to you - send me a message to arrange a facetime on 0401065493 Location is Miranda, NSW


Female Maltese Shih tzu Pups

2 beautiful shih tzu maltese female puppies ready to go to their forever home in mid August. These adorable pups have been taken care of within the house and have been around children since birth. The puppies have been wormed every 2 weeks, microchipped, vaccinated and vet checked. We are very passionate about these adorable little fluff balls and strive to provide others with the happiness they exert. Each puppy will come with a puppy pack. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us. Viewing of the mother and father is most welcomed. We are ethical microbreeders in Melbourne, only producing pups that are healthy and happy. Check out our instagram @maplesshihtzu to see more interactions with our pups #1 pup is a very playful pup that loves cuddles and snuggles, very adorable personality that will keep you laughing at her silliness #2 is more calm and is much more interested in snuggling in blankets and soft pats.


Pieter Van Staden

We have 2 Beautiful little princesses and 3 gorgeous little princes that would love to be part of your lives, we are willing to travel to bring baby to you at a cost and after video calling has been done.

Pieter van Staden

Shihtzu pups

2 x beautiful maltese shihtzu pups 1 x male 1 x female Looking for there forever homes Dob .. 15th may 2023 There 8 weeks old The babies have had there * vet checks * vaccination * microchiped Plus they come with paperwork plus a passbook They are independently eating and drinking Partly toilet trained They dont shed hair There super cute and love people also love cuddles / kisses and toys I am a breeder Mum is a shihtzu Dads a pure breed maltese

Julie Lowe

Shih Tzu puppies

PURE BRED SHIH-TZU READY FOR PICK UP Registered breeders selling our final litter of puppys!!! Please contact us for more details. We currently have four puppies for sale, fully vet checked, microchipped and had their first vaccine. Photos of parents are also available. Brown & White female Brown & White female Black & White female Black & White male

Toni Aliferis

Shih tzu x Bichon Frise

Shih tzu x Bichon frise known as “teddy Bears”   I have 2 girls and 1 boy left from a litter of 6 born 15th April 2023. Mum and dad are both here with me- puppies are microchipped, vaccinated and wormed ready to go to their forever homes now.


Maltese/Shitzu (Malshie)

8 weeks old, wormed since 2 weeks, 1st vaccination, vet checked, only genuine buyers need to call.


Maltese Shih Tzu Puppy (Female)

We have one Maltese Shit Tzu female puppy looking for her forever home, from a litter of 6 we were going to keep her or her brother but have decided to keep her brother as this wee girl is more independent and we feel she is ready to find a family who will love and care for her as like we do, she currently lives in a family home with children of all ages, she is well socialised and outgoing the smallest of the litter but the most courageous she is so cute and will bring so much joy to her new forever family 🥰


Maltese Shih Tzu Puppies

We have 4 Male Maltese Shih Tzu Puppies. Born on 13th March and ready for their forever homes.Mum and Dad are both Maltese Shih Tzu's.Puppies have been brought up in a very loving environment with lots of cuddles and interaction with kids and other pets.Your puppy comes to you vet checked, first and second immunisation, microchipped and wormed every 2 weeks from 2 weeks of age.Puppies are pictured with different coloured frames for identification.


Shitzu Maltese puppies

Beautiful puppies 6 weeks old 4 girls one boy I have parents Can transport interstate

Cassandra thomas

Shih Tzu

9 week old male puppy. Loves a cuddle and children. Looking for his forever home. Born 7 March 2023. Located in South West Victoria

Lisa Stevenson

5 Beautiful Shihtzu cross Poodle puppies

Beautiful Shihtzu/Poodle Puppies needing their forever homes. 4 girls and 1 boy, they are currently 8 weeks old. they come with Microchipping, Vaccinations and Worming.They all have lovely temperaments and have been handled and socialised to ensure the best outcome for both you and your puppy. Their hypoallergenic and shed free coats make them perfect for living in the home environment. RPBA 14562

indy ainge

Beautiful shitzu cross poodle Puppies

We have 4 beautiful girls and 1 boy available looking for their forever home. They’re all ready for their news homes and come with microchip, vaccination and worming. They have such sweet personalities and do not shed hair making then a perfect pet for your home. Please contact for for more details  


Purebred Shih Tzu Puppies

We have a beautiful litter of 4 purebred Shih Tzu puppies – 2 Boys / 2 Girls 9 weeks old.  All are vaccinated, microchipped and up to date with worming! More information and photos ( )

Karla Dunan

Shihtzu x pekinese/maltese

4 Beautiful lovely shihtzu x pekinese/maltese puppys 🐶 microchip  numbers as follow 991003002142406,991003002142415, 991003002142452 ,991003002142449 .born on the 16/12/23. All been vaccinated, microchip, wormed every 2 weeks from birth. Vet checked,  puppys parents been DNA an Health Tested by orivet.  Very happy healthy puppys brown an white 1 female an 3 males. All come with puppy pack like bed, Coat,food an water bowls, bandana,  pee mats an so much more.

Shihtzu females

Stunning tricolour females. Ready for new homes now Super cuddly and suitable for anyone wanting a furever friend

Erin Pendlebury

Toy Poodle x Toy Poodle Shih Tzu

She is a Toy Poodle x Toy Poodle Shih Tzu (Shoodle)1 last Girl – this adorable, gorgeous puppy is very healthy, happy, friendly and playful, she is semi house toilet trained and will make the perfect addition to your family. She is ready to go, Vet checked, micro chipped, vaccinated and wormed. The last picture is of Dad and Mum. Happy to assist with Air travel. Please note that if transported by plane, the new owner will be required to pay all associated costs, and organize flight and delivery from airport upon arrival if required. We are, however, happy to drop the puppy off at the airport. Mum's the white cream toy poodle dad is the tri colour toy poodle.

David Adams

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The Ultimate Shih Tzu Guide

About Shih Tzu

The name “Shih Tzu” means “little lion,” which is a misnomer given that the dog itself is anything but vicious. A perennially popular pooch, this regal and ancient breed also has other nicknames such as “Fu dog,” “Tibetan Poodle,” and “under-the-table dog.”



10 to 16 years



Four to seven pounds



23 to 27 cm



Shih Tzus mat easily, so brushing or combing their coat daily is advised.


It is believed that the history of Shih Tzus dates back to around 8,000 BC making them one of the 14 oldest dog breeds in the world.

Legend has it that Tibetan monks presented these dogs as gifts to emperors while some theories suggest they were developed in China by crossing breeds like the Pekingese or Lhasa Apso.

It wasn’t until the 1920s that Shih Tzus made their way out of Asia – first arriving in England and then Ireland. Two decades later they found a home in the United States. In 1969, the American Kennel Club officially recognized this breed as part of the Toy Group.

Key Characteristics Of Shih Tzus

Are Shih Tzus Family-Friendly?

Absolutely. Shih Tzus are family pets due to their loving and affectionate demeanour. They thrive when surrounded by their human family members and get along well with kids and other pets.

Common Health Issues & Considerations

Shih Tzus may suffer from:


Patellar luxation

A condition where the kneecap dislocates or moves out of its normal location within the knee joint.

Bladder stones

Juvenile renal dysplasia

A congenital disorder where the kidneys fail to develop properly, leading to impaired kidney function and often resulting in early-onset kidney failure.

Umbilical hernia

Nature / Temperament

Playful, affectionate, loyal, intelligent, independent, and friendly

Suitable Environment

The Shih Tzu is a dog that can thrive in various living situations. Whether in an apartment or a spacious house, urban area, suburbs or rural settings, they are content as long as they are with their human companions.

Having a backyard is not crucial for this breed since they are not meant to be kept outside in kennels. As house dogs, they should only be outdoors when exercising or playing.

Other Considerations

– They are sensitive to heat, so it is recommended to always keep them in an air-conditioned room on hot days.

– Shih Tzus are prone to eating feces, whether their own or not. Luckily, this problem can be handled by picking up and throwing away the excrement immediately and making sure you watch your dog closely when in a public place.

– Beware of unscrupulous breeders who refer to their Shih Tzu puppies for sale as “teacup” or “imperial.” This breed is only either small or large.

Average cost of a Shih Tzu

Shih Tzu for sale typically range between $1500 and $4500AUD.

How can I take good care of my Shih Tzu?


For your Shih Tzu it’s best to stick to a high quality dog food diet. It is recommended to provide ½ to 1 cup of dry food daily. Treats can be given in moderation during training sessions. Ensure water is always available.

Some dogs may be prone to obesity. It’s important to monitor your Shih Tzu’s calorie intake and weight. Consult your veterinarian if needed regarding your dog’s needs.


Brushing and weekly baths are essential to keeping your dog’s coat clean and tangle free. If you prefer a short coat on your Shih Tzu, scheduling appointments with a groomer every six to eight weeks is advisable.


Shih Tzus are known to be low energy dogs that don’t require a lot of exercise each day. A quick stroll in the backyard or a short session of playtime indoors should suffice. They also enjoy games like hide and seek, chasing balls and tug of war.


When it comes to training and housebreaking, Shih Tzus can be a challenge. Experts recommend using crates to help teach your Shih Tzu to pee at the right time and place. It’s important not to let your Shih Tzu wander freely in your home until it is fully trained.

During training sessions with your Shih Tzu, focus on using positive reinforcement methods that involve praise and rewards. Avoid using harsh language and strive to remain calm yet assertive when correcting misbehaviour.

If you decide to enrol your dog in a puppy class make sure the training techniques used are based on positive reinforcement.

This is advice that shouldn’t be the sole basis for deciding on adopting or buying a pet. It’s advisable to seek guidance from a professional if you wish to understand the breed’s needs and care requirements.

Most Asked Shih Tzu Questions

The Shih Tzu is sometimes called the “chrysanthemum dog” because its facial hair looks like flower petals. It has an undershot jaw, which is another unique characteristic.

This dog’s coat is long and silky. It comes in 14 different colours and three different markings. Most have a little white spot on their forehead which is called the “Star of Buddha.”

No, it does not. This dog is a low-shedder and is even considered hypoallergenic, making it a suitable pet for allergy sufferers.

If you are considering bringing a Shih Tzu into your home, it is recommended that you adopt from a responsible breeder. This way, you can be sure that the dog you get is healthy and happy. Shih Tzu puppies for sale typically cost between AUD $3,000 and $6,000.







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