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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.

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