I've never had a Shih tzu before, but my family really wants a Shih tzu. My concern is that I have allergies, and I'm not certain that I will be able to tolerate an indoor pet ( I have heard that Shih tzus are non-shedding). We live in a warm climate. Can those of you who are more knowledgeable than I tell me if a Shih tzu would be miserable if it had to become an outdoor dog? We have a nice fenced yard with a covered porch and lots of shade. We would, of course, bring the dog inside if the weather was bad. Would we be irresponsible/cruel to make a Shih tzu live outdoors? I don't want to get a dog who will be miserable if I can't tolerate him indoors? Thanks for suggestions or advice!