Heya folk! I've always dreamed of a dog and now I'm lucky to have a change to take one. At last! But now I really have to make a choice among the three: American Cocker Spaniel, Pekingese or Shih Tzu??? So which one is better? The question is, which one has least diseases and the best health??
Hi there! Must you absolutely get these breed of dogs? I hate to preach but you never know what your local rescue center might have! Emotion: smile

As for the breeds I've had no real experience with them. My mother had a Pekingnese as a girl, my niece has a Shih Tzu and that's about it.

Here are some links that hopefully can help you;
http://www.akc.org/breeds/cocker_spaniel /
http://www.akc.org/breeds/pekingese /
http://www.akc.org/breeds/shih_tzu/index.cfm
Cockers tend to have ear infections. Shih Tzus often have bloodshot watering eyes. Pekinese tolerate heat and stuffiness VERY poorly and tend to have heart diseases. What purpose are you going to have a puppy for, Anon?