About Lulu the Shih Tzu /Maltese Mix
- Status: Adopted!
- Adoption Fee: $250
- Species: Dog
- General Color: White
- Color: White
- Current Size: 6.2 Pounds
- Current Age: 3 Years 2 Months (best estimate)
Lulu was left on our doorstep on the coldest morning. Her face was all matted and she was in heat. Poor girl was in some rough shape but is now happly groomed and in a loving foster home. She seems to enjoy other dogs and gets along well with people. Needs a very loving, gentle owner as she has some minor Knee problems in her mobility but overall well!
She is a tiny little thing so lets not do a home with small children.
Are you unfamiliar with the Shih Tzu breed? Pronounced SHEET-sue, they are known as alert, spunky, happy and hardy. They are bred with an underbite which gives them a constant "smile." Traditionally, their coat is kept long, with ears blending into the body, distinct mustache, and a top knot secured with a bow. However, in our Florida climate, many are clipped short to relieve them of the heat. An alert watch dog, Shih Tzus like to bark but are usually quiet in the house. Originally from China, they were a favorite of the Imperial Chinese court and so revered that for many years after the Chinese began trading with the West, they refused to sell, or even give away, any of the little dogs. It was not until 1930 that the first pair was imported to England. The life expectancy of Shih Tzus in 16 years.