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5 Shih Tzu Personality Traits

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When friends and family arrive at your doorstep, the shih tzu thinks they're visiting him -- not you.  Being outgoing and friendly is all in his genes, of course, and he sees no harm in spreading the love around. Give him a treat, rub his belly or throw him a squeaky toy and you'll have yourself a new best friend.

The shih tzu's adaptability makes him an ideal dog to adopt because he won't wallow away the days, missing a former owner. As long as you show him love, he'll give it right back. Plus, most second-hand cuties will be housebroken.

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