Top 10 facts about Shih Tzu dog breed:
- Shih Tzu a companion dog – Shih Tzus were bred for centuries to be a companion dog. They can’t hunt, can’t guard, can’t protect farm animals, can’t flush out vermin. They can just be your friend.
- An Ancient Breed – According to DNA research, they are one of the world’s 14 most ancient breeds according to them making them very close to the wolf
- Shih Tzus were the official dog breed of the Ming Dynasty.
Shih Tzus 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.
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