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. (4/14) by Judy Powell November 22, 2020, 2:46 pm Judy Powell 0 Previous 4/14 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 Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.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.