Our Shih-tzu pup, Buster who just turned 7 months old is the sunshine of our lives. He was the runt of the litter and a little shy but I think he is coming out of his shell by his many antics. Buster is so smart and seems to understand what you are saying to him. I know everyone is proud of their pet and should be, but Buster would steal your heart away. He recently underwent a neuter and hernia operation and had to be a cone head for 10 days. He did amazingly well and also healed very nicely. He is a brave little guy.