While the breed’s name means “lion dog,” Shih Tzu are also nicknamed “chrysanthemum dogs.” The nickname reflects an apparent resemblance between the long hair on Shih Tzus’ faces and the petals of a chrysanthemum flower. (3/14) by Judy Powell November 22, 2020, 2:46 pm Judy Powell 0 Previous 3/14 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 Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.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.