What is the life expectancy of a Shih Tzu?
Jeannie from Spokane, WA
Shih Tzus can live from 14 to 18 years of age.
I have a Lhaso Apso and the vet said life expectancy for her was 12-15 years. I imagine it's about the same since the breed is so similiar.
My in laws had one that was near 15...good luck !
they say that life expectantcy shitzu is 15-18 years, but is that in dog years or human years?
Editor's Note: I'd say human years.
My best friend, Muffin, was 16 (in human years) when I had to put her down. She had been hit by a car about a year before, I think if it had not been for that she would have lived quite a few more years.
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What is the average life expectancy for a Shih Tzu who has been taken care of well, and even gets annual exams?
By Don from Shelby, NC
The life span of a shih tzu is 15 years on average. Source: my vet. Mine will be 11 in April.