The Shih Tzu is used as a pet. It is an intelligent, playful, adaptable, social and energetic dog, and it enjoys human company and loves children. It is obedient and easy to train. It is quiet, since it never barks without a reason. It may live comfortably in an apartment, and one daily walk is sufficient. Appearance The Shih Tzu is a small dog, since it stands from 25 to 27 cm tall, and it weighs from 5 to 7 kilos. Its coat is thick and straight, and it may have any color.