My Poms are bred to the breed standard they weigh 4 to 6 lbs. I'm currently showing them along with my pugs.
Pug or Pom, which is the right pet for you??? The Pug is the choice when you have young children as they are a sturdier dog and will not get hurt as easily as a Pom... Poms make good watch dogs Pugs do not!! Pugs SHED Poms do not shed like Pugs but they need to be brushed to remove the loose hair and may need to go to a groomer... Poms can be loyal to there family and my not take to strangers, Pugs love everybody!!! Both breeds may live into their teens, and do well in apartments!!! So when you decide on a pet look at your life now and in the near future to make the right choice!!!
Shih Tzu's are a toy breed, bred to be a companion. They are good family pets that do well in apartments or small housing, they do not make a good farm dog! If you are thinking about a Shih Tzu keep in mind that they are HIGH MAINTENANCE!!! They need to be groomed once a week, if you want to keep them in coat or have them clipped every 8 weeks.The cost of grooming can range $30 to $70 depending on where you live. Over all they are as health of a breed as any other toy dog and can live well into their teens.