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FAQ's - Yorkie and Shih Tzu – Here is All You Need to Know

“Good things come in small packages”. As cliché as this phrase may sound, nothing can fit it as aptly as the cute little bundles of joy, Yorkie and Shih Tzu fit. Yorkie and Shih Tzu are two of the cutest and the most loving species of dogs one can have. Their appearance and endearing qualities make them one of the most highly sought after toy breeds in all of the US."

Don’t know much about these breeds? Read this page and get all the answers.

Frequently Asked Questions About The Yorkshire Terrier

Find some frequently asked questions about Yorkshire terriers answered here.


1.      How big are they?

The usual size of Yorkshire terries is about 7-8 inches. However, some of them may be bigger or smaller than this. The normal weight of Yorkshire terriers is 3-7 lbs.

2.      What is their personality like?

Yorkshire terriers are brave little puppies and will put themselves in the line for you. They are loyal and compassionate while being highly independent around the house. They will investigate all corners of the house. They have high energy levels. It is important to show them that they are a wanted pet and are loved, otherwise they tend to become depressed and also start finding their owner intimidating.

3.      Do Yorkies shed?

No, they don’t really shed as they are covered with hair and not fur. They will lose some hair now and then but will not shed as other breeds do. If you suffer from allergies, they are a good breed to have at your home.

4.      Do they require a lot of grooming?

No they do not. And, their grooming takes only a few minutes. It is necessary to be done every now and then to keep their hair long and flowing.

5.      Are Yorkies good for children?

Yorkie puppies are very affectionate breed of dogs and work great with children. However, owing to their small size, they and the children should always be kept under supervision so that smaller children don’t hurt the smaller Yorkie Puppies.

6.      Do they bark a lot?

Yes, Yorkshire Terriers bark a lot and this makes them an excellent guard dogs. However, with proper training, the barking problem can be resolved.


Frequently Asked Questions About The Shih Tzu

Find some frequently asked questions about Shih Tzu answered here.


1.      How big are they?

The usual size of Shih Tzu is about 8-11 inches. The normal weight is 9-16 pounds, however some individuals may differ in their size and weight.  However here at Pandora’s Puppies we mostly have dogs between 6-9 pounds full grown.

2.      What is their personality like?

Shih Tzu have a happy and sweet nature and are less demanding than other breeds of toy puppies. They are friendly and polite with strangers and demand comfort and attention. They enjoy cuddling in laps and will often snuggle into your pillows. Shih Tzu make a great companion pets for senior citizens.

3.      Do Shih Tzu shed?

No, Shih Tzu come in the category of non-shedders. You may notice a pattern of a year-round light shed which is their natural process of renewing their coat. Shih Tzus are Hypo-Allergenic and will not shed on your clothes, Furniture or Food.

4.      Do they require a lot of grooming?

No, Brushing Once a week is sufficient. You should regularly trim their coat even if you do not have time to brush them regularly. Frequent trimming will keep their coat short and will make them look neat.

5.      Are Shih Tzu good for children?

Shih Tzu are a great companion for kids. However, one needs to be sure that the children are taught the proper handling techniques needed to work well with Shih Tzu. Most of these little puppies work great with children. The Shih Tzu is a very sturdy breed .

6.      Do they bark a lot?

No, Shih Tzu are quiet and very loving. They may only bark at a knock at the door. This breed of toy puppies is not a yapper.