Shih Tzus are known for their sweet and playful nature which makes them ideal dogs to have around babies. If as early as possible, the children are taught how to interact with a Shih Tzu dog, the breed will do very well with them. Unlike other dogs who have “Alpha dogs”, Shih Tzus treat children as their peers and/or a part of their “Alphas”. For this reason, they are very calm and friendly around children. This video is a very wonderful example of these well-known Shih Tzu characteristics.