Tongue hangs out of her mouth

by judy

I am getting a shih tzu from a breeder and will be bring her home when she is 9 weeks old. She is very tiny and the runt of the litter. The breeder estimates she will only be 3 pounds when grown.

Her little tongue hangs out of her mouth a lot. she is currently 8 weeks old. Is this normal?

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Mar 19, 2012
Shih Tzu weight and bite characteristics
by: WoTeH'sin ST

A healthy full grown Shih Tzu should weigh between 9and 16 lbs as a full grown adult. Teeth nor tongue should generally be visible and bite should be slightly undershot.

Mar 20, 2012
9 week old shihtzu
by: Karen

Yes, sometimes that happens & they grow out it. right now, seeing that she is so young, she doesnt have enough teeth to hold it in.

I have a 2 yr old who sometimes does that. She should grow out of it.

Mar 21, 2012
I agree with Karen
by: Sheralyn Milton

I had an adult Shih Tzu and an Adult persian cat that both did that. I has nothing to do with whether or not they can or any defect. It is simply a personality trait. They may or may not grow out of it.

Apr 19, 2012
Too small
by: Anonymous

A healthy size shih tzu should at least be 9 lbs. Anything smaller may mean health complications

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