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Is it safe for my 13 year old boy to have a shih tzu puppy?

we had a recent pass and we were gonna surprise him.

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Why wouldn't it be safe? I'm sure he would love it, he will have a close friend. :)

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benjarick

It certainly isn't dangerous to him or the dog...as long as he never steps on it.

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Yeah it's pretty safe! As long as you know for sure that he doesn't hate puppies or anything.

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Minji

I don't see why it wouldn't be safe. And Shih Tzus at really great pets. ^__^

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yes it's safe for him to have a shih tzu puppy

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yes if hes responsible

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FunnyLittleFrog

Shih Tzu's are my favorite breed. They aren't unsafe at all but very fragile.

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depends on the time of the pass, it took me 4 months:)

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Unless you are leaving out some kind of medical issue, it should be safe. If you are worried it may be too soon, only you can know that. As a dog owner, and a friend of many other one, sometimes the best help in healing a broken heart from the loss of a pet is a new pet. It won't replace the first one and it won't fill the hole in your heart. It just make the heart grow bigger so the hole doesn't seem so big.

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Yes, as long as he takes care of the animal.

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i would think so, but remember after one year the dog is no longer a puppy, and the kid is still a kid

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It depends on how long his heart has been grieving for his pet. You would know the answer to this question more than anyone else. They are great pets though

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It depends. If the 13 year old is not interested in maintaining a Shih Tzu's coat, don't get one. If The 13 year old does not want another dog, you will only make the grief far worse. Casually bring the topic up in conversation or something. See what is said.

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Better question is .. "is the puppy safe with a 13 year old boy?"

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shi tzus are not the best option because they arent the best dogs

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kevinman12345678

it is perfectly safe i would say that dog is perfict for ages 4+

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maby my grandmother had one and my cousins all mostkilled it by playing with it but they were 6 but it might be better with a 13 yr old!!

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They're really small, nice and cute, soooooo, it's fine if you "ask" me!

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perfectly safe, they are very gentle dogs, and small for kids.awesome for children don't see nothing wrong.

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