Shih Tzus hold a grand elite status among the contemporary celebrity class—from Paris Hilton to Beyoncé, from Bill Gates even to Queen Elizabeth. But this is all part of their destiny. The breed’s roots originate in the ornate, envious dwellings of China’s majestic royalty, dating back as far as 800 B.C.
Well, what are some Shih Tzu facts you need to know? Shih Tzus were (and still are!) prized for their loving companionship, and these adorable, plush small dogs are intensely loyal, affectionate, and always ready to cuddle, which is why they are tremendously loved across class lines today.
The Shih Tzu is adaptable and family-friendly, and their beautiful locks are stunning. But these little “lions” (as Shih Tzu literally translates to) do have a feisty side as well as a distinct personality.
No other dog breed is quite as loving and warm as the Shih Tzu. You can simply snuggle up with them all day, and they would be perfectly happy. These little dogs are loyal, devoted, and just want to spend time with the ones they love most.
Whether you own a Shih Tzu (lucky you!) or just like to watch videos of them on Youtube, you really couldn’t resist these cute little balls of fur. But do you know what it is that makes them truly the best dogs ever? Watch some of the Shih Tzu Facts in this video: