14 Cool Facts About Shih Tzu

The Shih Tzu originated in Tibet, probably around the 7th century, and they may have simply been the smallest of the Tibetan terriers there. The breed presented to the Chinese emperors has become what we know it today. Experts talk about crossing with Pekingese in order to make the muzzle shorter, as well as breeding the smallest terriers. The name Shih Tzu in Chinese means “lion dog”, which casts doubt on the pedigree, the lion dog is usually called a Pekingese.

Keep reading to discover what these Shih Tzus are all about!

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