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Bite Force

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The Maltese Shih Tzu, being a small toy breed, has a relatively low bite force compared to large dog breeds. While specific data on the bite force of the Maltese Shih Tzu may be limited, it is generally estimated to range between 150 to 300 pounds per square inch (psi). This range is considered to be within the average for small dog breeds.

It's important to note that bite force can vary depending on factors such as the individual dog's size, jaw structure, and overall strength. However, due to their small stature, the Maltese Shih Tzu is not known for having an exceptionally powerful bite force compared to larger breeds specifically bred for tasks such as hunting or protection.

Regardless of their bite force, responsible dog ownership includes proper training, socialisation, and supervision to ensure that dogs, regardless of their size, interact safely and appropriately with humans and other animals.

It's important to treat all dogs with respect and understand that any dog can potentially cause harm if they are not properly trained, socialised, or handled.