Shih Tzu

Shih Tzu Facts

  • Breed Type: Purebred
  • Size: Small
  • Lifespan: 10 – 16 years
  • Temperament: Active, Affectionate, Alert, Clever, Courageous, Friendly, Gentle, Happy, Independent, Intelligent, Lively, Loyal, Outgoing, Playful, Spunky
  • Colors: Black, Black and White, Blue, Brindle, Dark Brown, Gold, Light Brown, Liver, Liver and White, White
  • Hypoallergenic: Yes
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Shih Tzu drawing by Dog Breeds List

Shih Tzu actually translates to “little lion”. And while the breed may not seem very lion-like, he just might’ve been. It’s said that a Tibetan Buddhist God brought along a Shih Tzu on his travels.

And when needed, that little lion dog could transform into an actual lion.

Pretty awesome, right?

But as intimidating as it sounds, you probably don’t need to worry.

I doubt a little 10-pound Shih Tzu is gonna grow to be 40 times his actual size anytime soon.

So don’t be afraid to get one!







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