Shih-ton Puppies for Sale in Maryland
A crossbreed between the Coton de Tulear and the shih tzu, the Shihton breed grows less than a foot tall and weighs around 10 pounds. Descendants of the lapdogs of Chinese royalty, the Shihton is still bred to be a cuddling companion. It has a long coat that requires frequent grooming, and the breed is hypoallergenic, which is useful for owners with allergies to pet dander. Periodic cleaning around the eyes is necessary to prevent staining.
Because of the size of the breed, the Shihton makes an excellent emotional support animal. They tend to be upbeat and extremely loyal to their families. This is not a dog that likes to be left alone for long periods, so they do well in families with older individuals or where the owner works from home.
The Shihton is an extremely intelligent animal and eager to please. They learn tricks and commands quickly and enjoy performing for their family. Because a Shihton prefers to lay quietly next to his human, he is prone to obesity, so a quality diet is mandatory. To find out more about the available Shihtons near you, check out Puppies Online.