Shih tzus are small dogs traditionally used as pets. Red is just one of many colors that the full-blooded shih tzus' fur coats come in, according to the American Kennel Club.
Red shih tzus are completely red on their whole body. Although it is called red, the fur on red shih tzus is actually a deep and dark orange color.
Shih tzus have a double coat of fur that is long and flowing. When a shih tzu is standing still, the fur often hides its feet and the hair will often cover the eyes.
The American Kennel Club states that shih tzus are generally between 8 and 11 inches tall at the shoulder and between 9 and 16 lbs.
The All Shih Tzu website describes them as cheerful dogs that can be playful as well as content at watching you work. They need daily exercise and are good pets for people of all ages.
Shih tzus are susceptible to eye problems and need to have the area around their eyes cleaned with a warm, wet washcloth and thoroughly dried at least once a week.
Shih tzus need to be brushed at least once a week. They also need to be bathed about once every three weeks.