It is very important to keep your Shih Tzu at an adequate weight. Unless your vet advises otherwise, you should try and keep your dog in the weight-range typical for his or her breed and gender.
By analyzing thousands of data points, we created the real-life Shih Tzu weight distribution chart. For a typical female, the weight ranges from 5.2kg to 8kg and for a male from 5.4Kg to 8kg. That is, 11.5lbs to 17.6lbs for females and 11.9lbs to 17.6lbs for males.
The chart presents the percentage of the population that falls in a specific range. For example, the Shih Tzu weight is such that approximately 25% of the male dogs have a weight between 6kg and 7kg (between 13.3lbs and 15.3lbs) and 25% of the female dogs have a weight between 5.5kg and 7kg (between 12.1lbs and 15.3lbs).
The best app to monitor the weight of your Shih Tzu
The 11pets: Pet Care application has a section dedicated to tracking your pet’s weight. You can see trends and identify any problems. You just have to go to the “Measurements” section and then select “Weight“. You can set up the normal weight range for your pet and log different measurements over time. With this information the application will monitor it’s weight as you can see in the image below.
Download the 11pets: Pet Care app now and start monitoring the weight of your Shih Tzu.
We have included a tutorial that shows every step of the weight tracking process.
More information from experts of your Shih Tzu
Care guide for the hygiene of your Shih Tzu
In our blog you can also find a care guide for the hygiene of your Shih Tzu developed by a group of experts. It explains how often you should bath your dog, trim its nails, clear its ears etc. and which are the most adequate tools.