2 months ago 2 months ago Awww 14 Cool Facts About Shih Tzu by Judy Powell 2 months ago2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 Facebook Twitter 0 Comments Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.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.