After having my 12 year old Persian put to sleep a few months ago we have started thinking about our next pet. My boys are small & I feel it's important for them to have a pet growing up. I love animals too so I'm ready. My brother's Shih Tzu is such an awesome dog.. great personality & demeanor. It's the only dog so far that my kids like. They haven't been around dogs much & are a bit skiddish. That's another reason we feel it's good to get a dog & not another cat. Anyway, Gizmo (my brother's dog) is siring a litter in December. He gets picks pick of the litter for it & he's giving it to us (what a sweet brother I have!) Anyway, to anyone who owns a Shih Tzu, any advice you can give? I want to be prepared as best I can as to what to expect. Thanks!