The Shih Tzu has a temperament that is renowned for being friendly, loving, well behaved, and fairly easy to train. Shih Tzu’s are lively and playful.They are good with children and they adore their family. They love meeting new people and tend to make new friends wherever they go. Shih Tzu’s are true companion dogs and they will sit contently in your lap for hours.They will be totally and completely devoted to you. Shih Tzu’s are very adaptable to new owners and make excellent companions for the elderly.