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Shih Tzu Appearance:
The Shih Tzu is a fluffy and friendly small dog with delicate features and a long, silky coat. The Shih Tzu breed is a great dog for people with allergies, as the Shih Tzu is a hypoallergenic breed.
The lifespan of a Shih Tzu is between 10 to 16 years. The Shih Tzu puppy can come in a variety of colors, ranging from white to black. A baby Shih Tzu will have a short muzzle and dark eyes. An adult Shih Tzu can have long, floor-length fur which requires frequent maintenance. A defining characteristic of the Shih Tzu breed is their overbite!
Shih Tzu Temperament:
The Shih Tzu temperament is loyal, affectionate, outgoing, and alert. The breed originated in China, and it is considered one of the few ancient breeds of dogs — the first Shih Tzu was recorded in 800 B.C.
The name Shih Tzu means “lion dog,” as the small breed looks a bit like a lion!
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The Shih Tzu is also known as the Chrysanthemum Dog due to the way the fur grows on their faces! They got this nickname in England during the 1930s!
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