I have a very busy life – work, kids, school, extra curricular activities, you name it. So I am thankful I have a young Shih Tzu that is calm (most of the time) in comparison to everything that is going on around her. She is content to sit in my lap while I read, watch TV or use the computer. She really de-stresses me. This doesn’t mean that this is necessarily the right breed for you, but it was for me! Do a little research to see what breed fits your lifestyle.