Shih Tzu Breed Of Active, Alert Toy Dog Originating In Tibet Centuries Ago.
It Stands From 8 To 11 In. (20.3–27.9 Cm) High At The Shoulder And
Weighs From 9 To 18 Lb (4.1–8.2 Kg).
Its Double Coat Consists Of A Soft, Woolly Under Layer And A Long, Opaque,
Luxurious Topcoat That May Be Any Color. A Probable Descendant Of The Lhasa Apso,
The Shih Tzu Was Sent As A Gift By The Tibetan Dali Lamas To The Chinese Emperors
As Early As The 16th Cent. In China It Was Crossed With The Pekingese,
Both Breeds Being Referred To There As “Lion Dogs.”
In Its Relatively Short History In The United States, The Shih Tzu Is Gaining In Popularity
As A House Pet And Watchdog.
The Shih Tzu is primarily an indoor dog and prefers to spend its time on your lap, you should not to over feed.
Be sure to feed wholesome, healthy ingredients and leave out additives.
Limited foods to feed include liver and heart, lean cuts of meat, fish, vegetables, rice and pasta.
As well, this dog is delightful, gentle and sweet natured; is fun-loving and high-spirited with a cheery disposition.