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14 Cool Facts You Didn’t Know About the Shih Tzu

Your dog is your best friend but there’s a lot you might not know about him!? Keep reading to have your mind blown by our facts about Shih Tzu?

#1 The Shih Tzu is believed to have originated on the Tibetan Plateau. The breed was more than likely developed by Tibetan monks.

#2 They are called “Dynasty Dogs”.

#3 The Shih Tzu is not considered to pure bred until the mid-nineteenth century.

#4 The name Shih Tzu is derived from the Chinese term Shizigou. This means “lion sun dog”.

#5 The flat shape of the Shih Tzu’s face makes him susceptible to heat stroke, because the air going into the lungs isn’t cooled as efficiently as it is among longer-nosed breeds.

  1. They are also carry the mark of Budda on there forehead he is supposed to have rode on there backs so he pressed his thumb on them that is the white tuft they carry

#6 Be prepared to brush and comb the Shih Tzu coat every day.