While the Black Shih Tzu doesn’t bark as much as some other toy breeds, they are still a vocal breed who love barking to alert you of anything they consider to be a threat. This could be a neighbor walking past your door, the mailman coming to drop off mail, or even a friend coming to knock on your door.
Are Shih Tzus Good Lap Dogs?
The Black Shih Tzu was bred to be a companion dog, and their temperament is a true reflection of this. The Black Shih Tzu is a social, cheerful and affectionate fido who really loves being around people.
They’ll quickly make themselves comfortable on your lap whenever they get a chance, and will diligently follow you around whenever you’re getting your house chores done.
The Black Shih Tzu has an easy going personality and gets along well with everybody, from kids to other pets. However, always supervise your Black Shih Tzu when they are playing with kids or other dogs, because their small size puts them at a high risk of accidental injury.
Are Black Shih Tzus Aggressive?
The Black Shih Tzu is a friendly dog breed that is not known for being aggressive. Still, it is possible for your Black Shih Tzu to display some aggressive behaviors, such as growling, whenever they feel like someone wants to take other their toys, their food, or their territory.
Fortunately, it is possible to rectify aggressive behavior through training, if the training starts early enough.