SHORT SHIH TZU DESCRIPTION: Shih Tzu height at the withers should be between 8-11 inches, which is 20-27 cms and their height should be between 9-16 pounds, which is 4-7,5 kg. Overall they are sturdy dogs with broad head and large dark round eyes.
Shih Tzu has roots in the Tibet and the Buddhist monks and their history goes back more than 1 000 years. But the breed was developed in China, where they lived in imperial palaces. The first documented Shih Tzu was imported to Britain in 1930.
Shih Tzu is often times mistaken with Lhasa Apso. Their appearance might be similar and both dogs have roots in Tibet, but their temperament is extremely different. While Shih Tzu is friendly cuddly companion, the Lhasa Apso is incredible watchdog.
Shih Tzu Facts Timestamps: 00:26 Long history 00:46 Lion dog 01:00 World War II 01:24 Popularity 01:39 Celebrities 01:54 Appearance 02:12 Almost extinct 02:33 Personality 02:50 Difficult Housebreaking 03:10 Lhasa Apso