The Shih Tzu was developed in China (possibly Tibet), as a lapdog companion for Chinese royalty.
The Shih Tzu is a snugly built little animal with a solid, sound structure. It stands from about 8 to 11 inches tall at the withers, and should weigh from 9 to 16 pounds. Its body length is slightly greater than its height, and it should be physically proportional all over, neither too short or too small, but a true miniature breed dog. In movement, it moves with effortless, smooth strides, showing good drive and reach, with the head and tail held high, giving away its ancient royal bloodlines.
For all the Shih Tzu’s stubbornness, this is a busy little dog who wants to be with you wherever you are. If you would prefer not having canine company in the bathroom, at breakfast, while watching TV or working at the computer, a more independent breed might be a better fit.
Shih-Poos are playful and energetic dogs.
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Most fanciers agree the shih tzu hails from ancient China, where for more than 1,000 years royalty regarded these lap dogs as cherished household pets.It's hard to deny that Shih Tzus aren't adorable and loveable. Whether you own a Shih Tzu or just like to watch videos of them online, you can't help but to resist these cute little balls of fur. But have you ever wondered what it is that makes them the best dogs ever? Read on for ten reasons why Shih Tzus truly make the best pets. Today the shih tzu consistently ranks as one of the top ten most popular dogs in the country, according to American Kennel Club registration statistics. Buts the shih tzu right for you? Read on to learn more about the toy breed's loveable -- and sometimes not-so-loveable -- characteristics.No other breed is quite as warm and loving as the Shih Tzu. You can simply snuggle up with your pet all day, and they would be perfectly content. These little dogs are devoted, loyal, and just want to spend time with the ones they love the most. See MORE BREEDS here!
Shih Tzu in Chinese means "Lion Dog" and they are closely related to wolves! Let us know in the comments if you want to see a video about a specific breed.
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