How long does a shih tzu live?

by ramah matunog
(qc philippines)


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Aug 11, 2011
how long Shih-Tzu live
by: Anonymous

Small dogs like the Shih-Tzu normally live about 15 years.

Aug 12, 2011
life of a shihtzu
by: Karen Pardy

One of my friends had a shih tzu that lived until she was 20 yrs old & she was functioning quite well.

Feb 16, 2012
almost 17
by: Anonymous

My male Shih Tzu lived till he was two months shy of 17 years old.

Oct 17, 2014
Life expectancy
by: Anonymous

My vet just said they live an average of 13 years. Mine is really healthy but losing her vision a little. I was kind of depressed as mine is currently 12. Hoping for another decade because this dog is my best friend. I am not ready to live without her.

She appears very Healthy at the moment. I'm hoping she will make it to a ripe old age, but my vet was trying to prepare me I think. She said it's usually the heart that just gives out. 😢 but I love hearing about all the pups that live long healthy lives.

Jan 06, 2015
Shih Tzu
by: Betty

My female shih tzu is 14 1/2 years old. She has lost her vision and hearing is not good anymore. She eats and still lets me know when she has to go to the bathroom. I feel so bad seeing her stumble into things. I try not to move anything in the house so she can remember where things are. I do find her sleeping a lot. about 2 years ago, she was diagnosed with cataracts. I hear this sometimes happens as they get older.

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