10 months ago 10 months ago Awww 14 Cool Facts About Shih Tzu by Judy Powell 10 months ago10 months ago Facebook Twitter 4 The name "Shih Tzu" in Chinese means "lion dog," reflecting both the breed's lion-like features and the legend that Buddha rode to earth on the back of a lion. Judy Powell 10 months ago 5 The breed's more formal name is Tibetan Shih Tzu Kou. "Shih" is Chinese for "lion," and "kou" means dog. "Tzu" roughly translated means "son" or "child." Judy Powell 10 months ago 6 The Shih Tzu's exact origins remain mysterious because the breed has been around for thousands of years, and the details of its development are lost. Judy Powell 10 months ago Post PaginationPage 2 / 5 Like it? Share with your friends! Facebook Twitter 0 Comments Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.