11 months ago 11 months ago Awww 14 Cool Facts About Shih Tzu by Judy Powell 11 months ago11 months ago Facebook Twitter 7 There are Chinese paintings dating back to around the year 500 C.E. that depict dogs believed to be Shih Tzus. Judy Powell 11 months ago 8 There are also documents describing the dogs as gifts to China from the Byzantine Empire. Judy Powell 11 months ago 9 Shih Tzus and similar breeds were present in Tibetan Buddhist temples, where Tibetan monks revered the dogs as holy. Judy Powell 11 months ago Post PaginationPage 3 / 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 Facebook Twitter 0 Comments Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.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.