Shih Tzu is considered to be a cross between Lhasa and Pekingese. It has a strong body, rich but not too much hair, and is a good companion for owners with sensitive constitution. Shih Tzu is a loving and friendly pet despite his arrogance. The body height can reach 28 cm, and the weight is generally 4-8 kg.
Introduction to Shih Tzu
Shih Tzu's ancestors are considered to be a hybrid of Lhasa and Pekingese dogs, and are generally kept in Tibetan temples as watchdog dogs, never brought out of the gate. In 16th century paintings, there were portraits of Shih Tzu. In the 17th century, it was offered to the imperial palace of China. After the trade between China and the West began, Shih Tzu was first introduced to the UK in the 1930s, and was introduced to the United States in 1958, becoming a world-famous dog breed.
Shih Tzu looks very docile and seems to be suitable for holding in his arms. In fact, he has strong self-esteem, stubborn personality and even a hot temper. Although sometimes the attitude is arrogant, but it loves the host very much, always wants to understand the host. If we can communicate with him well, and then give him strict training, we can rest assured that he can play with children or other pets.
History of Shih Tzu
Shih Tzu is an ancient dog breed originated in Tibet, China. As early as the Sui and Tang Dynasties, the image of Shih Tzu has entered the painting and literary works. In 1930, during the cultural exchange between China and many European countries, Shih Tzu was introduced to the European continent.
In 1935, the Shih Tzu Club was established in Britain, which was then introduced into Scandinavia and other European countries as well as Australia. During the Second World War, the United States was introduced to the United States when it returned home. In 1969, the American Kennel Club began to register Shih Tzu.
Origin of Shih Tzu
Shih Tzu is native to China. Originated in the 17th century, Shih Tzu has been described in ancient Chinese literature. It is said that in the mid-17th century, the Lhasa poodle presented to the emperor by the Dalai Lama of Tibet crossed with the Pekingese dog to obtain Shih Tzu.
Advantages and disadvantages of Shih Tzu
Shih Tzu can not only make the host happy, but also enjoy himself. If the host is busy, they will have fun on their own. It's ok if they can't accompany them for a long time. Even if they leave it alone at home during the day, they will play by themselves. They always like to be close to people.
Short nasal meatus often leads to eye injury and dyspnea. Be aware of joint, tooth and gum problems.