Shih Tzu have been popular in China for centuries, but particularly during the Ming dynasty lasting 1368-1644 A.D. Shih Tzus served as house dogs for the royal family during most of those years. (1/14) by Judy Powell November 22, 2020, 2:46 pm Judy Powell 0 Previous 1/14 Next View full list See more Previous article Clever idea. Next article It stands currently as the 15th most popular dog breed. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.