Mars is a little dude with a big personality, beautiful black fur, and a star on his chest. This young man was born October 5, 2021, and he is very excited to find his forever home. Here are a few things to know about this little guy and his breed, a Shih Tzu in Boca Raton. 

Shih Tzu in Boca Raton Personality

Shih Tzus are known to be very sweet and affectionate, and their main goal is to be a good companion. They usually like people of all ages, including children. This breed does not need as much exercise as many other breeds, but it is still important to play regularly during the day and to take walks regularly. They are often known as apartment dogs.


These small dogs usually weigh between 9 and 16 pounds as adults and between 8 and 11 inches tall. They have a double coat that can be wavy or curly. They also come in a wide range of colors. Mars is black with a dash of white on his chest. Shih Tzus do not shed, but they require frequent brushing to prevent knots. Traditionally, this breed’s coat is kept long, but there are also many shorter haircut options. 


Train your Shih Tzu early and consistently. These dogs are very smart and they are good at getting out of things if they want. Just be firm and consistent with your pup and they will figure out what they should be doing. Early socialization is very important with this breed since they can often be rather stubborn.

Health Needs of a Shih Tzu in Boca Raton

Shih Tzus can live for 10 to 18 years. They do have a few specific health areas that you should be aware of. These dogs can overheat, due to their coat and nose shape. Keep an eye out for excessive panting, drooling, or disorientation. Your vet should also regularly check your Shih Tzu for hip dysplasia and corneal inflammation. 

If You Want the Cutest Shih Tzu in Boca Raton, Contact Love My Puppy

Shop Love My Puppy for the healthiest Shih Tzu puppies in South Florida. Mars and many other beautiful puppies would love to meet you! Call us at 561-368-6767 if you would like to make an appointment to meet your new best friend!