The name of the breed literally translates as “little lion”. But this dog has little in common with a lion. Shih Tzu were bred as gentle and kind companion dogs who like to spend time in the room, with family. Recently, however, Shih Tzu is increasingly taking part in various sports competitions. We present you 16 facts about this incredible breed:
These dogs are described as very beautiful small animals with long hair that are distinguished by their majestic appearance and friendly character. The growth of females and males of this breed is not different, on average it is 20-25 cm, and the weight varies from 4.5 to 5 kg. Dogs of this breed can boast that they were court dwellers of the Chinese monarchs of the Ming family.
The Shih Tzu was bred to become a consummate companion dog. The main desire of a pet is to be near its owner. You can not count on the fact that the Shih Tzu will be a guard or, for example, a hunter. The main trait of character is devotion. These dogs are very attached to their family. Dogs of this breed are very funny and active, strangers, as a rule, react by barking, but they always find a common language with guests.