Are shih tzus smelly dogs?

No, shih tzus are not smelly dogs. As house pets, they usually remain clean and don’t have the typical dog smell.

If they ever start to give off a bad odor, it could be because there’s food debris trapped in their facial hair. This can be easily prevented by regular grooming and an occasional wipe with a damp washcloth.

If an odor seems to be coming from other parts of the body, it may be due to skin issues, so a trip to the groomer or veterinarian will diagnose and treat the problem.