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    Shih Tzu Characteristics

    Breed Name
    Size
    Small
    Energy
    Moderate
    Weight
    8-16 lbs
    Coat
    Dense, long, flowing, double coat.

    About Shih Tzus

    The Shih-Tzu is one of the oldest dog breeds, originating in Tibet thousands of years ago. Known as the "lion dog", these small lap dogs were prized by royalty as household pets. Shih-Tzus are affectionate companion and family animals, known to live long, healthy lives. They prefer to be indoors and, while often docile and quiet, are also playful and spunky. They become very attached to their owners and love to be spoiled. Because of their small size (they typically weigh in at 10-15 lbs.), Shih-Tzus are well suited for most living spaces, large or small.

    Blue Bentley

    Blue Bentley

    • Male

      Gender

    • 10 weeks

      Age

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    Lindee

    Lindee

    • Female

      Gender

    • 5 weeks

      Age

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    Balboa

    Balboa

    • Male

      Gender

    • 13 weeks

      Age

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    Carson

    Carson

    • Male

      Gender

    • 13 weeks

      Age

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    Did You Know?

    The word ""shih-tzu"" means ""lion"" in Chinese.

    Origin of the Shih Tzu

    The origins of the ancient Shih-Tzu are both mysterious and controversial. Evidence exists linking the dog to both the Tang Dynasty of China and to Tibetan Monks. Various Chinese artifacts feature Shih-Tzus in their artwork and in documents revealing its popularity amongst royal families.

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