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      Shih Tzu Characteristics

      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.

      Benji

      Benji

      • Male

        Gender

      • 9 weeks

        Age

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      Squeak

      Squeak

      • Male

        Gender

      • 3 weeks

        Age

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      Gucci

      Gucci

      • Male

        Gender

      • 18 weeks

        Age

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      Popcorn

      Popcorn

      • Male

        Gender

      • 3 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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