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(Miniature Australian Shepherd and Shih Tzu mix) The Aus Tzu is a playful pup with a tendency toward stubborn. It is suggested the owner establish a solid pack leadership role. Since the Aus Tzu is very active, a family willing to engage this dog in an active lifestyle is the ideal situation.

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Character


The Auss Tzu is a social and friendly hybrid. They are usually fond of children, other animals, and even strangers. They are a great family and companion dog, but beware of the headstrong nature. Treat training goes a long way in reaching your goals with this one. The Auss Tzu is a medium sized dog of solid build.

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Size


9-11 inches
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Weight


25-40 pounds
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General Health


Eye, respiratory, and joint issues can be passed down from the parent breeds.

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History


The Auss Tzu is a newer designer breed thought to have been introduced in the 80s or 90s. It\'s parent breed, the Shih Tzu dates back to the early Tibetan\'s. The Miniature Australian Shepherd came about in the 60s.

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Maintenance


Shedding can be moderate to light. Regular brushing to prevent matting is needed. Attention to the ears to keep them free from debris is also important with this hybrid.

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Ideal Environment


A fenced in yard is important for this highly energetic dog. Regular walks and lots of play time will do well for this one. They can bring in their parent breed, the Miniature Australian Shepherds herding skills, so training and socialization - perhaps at a dog park - may be a good fix.

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