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They are impressive animals choice for pet owners because of their friendly personalities, good watchdog skills, and clever intelligence. While Shih Tsus require little to no training, Lhasas can be quite complex to train as they have some natural stubbornness. Some key differences between the two breeds include:
Shih Tsus weigh around 10lbs while Lhasas typically weigh 30lbs or more;
Shih Tsus have short fur but Lhasas have long fur which may require twice as much grooming;
Shih Tsus do not shed whereas Lhasas sometimes shed;
Lhasas like warmer weather while Shihtsus prefer cooler climates
While there may be some variation depending on the particular breed of each dog, generally speaking Shih Tzu/Chihuahua mixes tend to have few behavioral issues relative to either breed alone. This is due in part to their genetic heritage (i.e., both breeds come from the Chinese Pyrrhic tree breeding program), but also because they typically receive plenty of regular exercise and attention from their owners.
As with any pet however, it’s always important to carefully select a mix if you’re interested in adopting one. Some specific considerations include checking with your local animal shelter or rescue organization to see if any animals in their care match your desired specifications, and verifying that both breeds have been visited by a certified behavior consultant (if necessary).
There is no single answer to this question since different breeds will have different endurance levels and require different amounts of exercise. However, some generalizations can be made about which dogs tend to stay small for the longest.
Dogs that are smaller in stature generally have a shorter lifespan than those who are bulkier. This is because they tend to have a greater tendency to suffer from health problems, resulting in prematurely aged bodies and sometimes early death. Additionally, these small dogs often find it difficult to get their needs met by their human companions and may become frustrated or depressed as a result.
On the other hand, larger breeds tend to maintain their size throughout their lifespans and do not experience as many health problems as smaller ones. This is due in part to the fact that they typically have more muscle mass which provides them with more stamina and resistance against illnesses or injuries.
So while there isn’t necessarily one right answer when it comes to how long a particular breed of dog will live for, keeping an eye on your pet’s size (and activity level) is definitely something you should consider if you want them around for awhile!
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