Top 10 facts about Shih Tzu – Shih Tzu Dog Breed Information


Here are 10 facts about this lovable dog breed:

  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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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