Shih Tzu is known for its cheerful, joyous temperament. They are lively and friendly. Shih Tzu tends to get along well with people of all ages and with other dogs, as well as other pets of all kinds. It is very rare to meet an evil Shih Tzu, most of them are very cute.
With their short snouts, Shih Tzu is not very fond of chewing, but they love to dig, and some are unpleasant to bark. They really enjoy being in the company of people, whether it be sitting on their knees or walking in the park.