Is a Shih-Tzu puppy a good choice for us? Opinions welcome:)
We have a Shih-Tzu puppy on hold for us from a breeder, set to pick up Sunday. I really think I thought this through but am getting cold feet!
What do you think?
--late 30's couple
--3 kids--9, 7, 5
--both teachers but with in-laws next door for puppy assistance
--2 dogs--13-year-old Rhodesian Ridgeback (lazy couch potato!) and 4-year-old Wheaten Terrier (bundle of puppy energy)
--fenced in yard and 2 acres
--very dog savvy family, but mainly big dogs
--will crate the pup
Would a Shih-Tzu be good choice for us? I do all the grooming for the dogs, including clipping and frequent baths.
--are these really difficult dogs for dog-savvy people?
--are they really hard to house train? We don't want to use pads/paper--outside only?
--are they yappy? Was hoping not!
--generally good with kids? This is a busy household!
Thanks for your help!!
Sarah in Albany, NY