the history of the shih tzu

The History of the Shih Tzu

Can you remember the first time you put your eyes on a Shih Tzu? Were you captivated by the history of the Shih Tzu as well as the look of this regal and majestic animal? If you were captivated by...
Shih Tzu ancestors

Shih Tzu Ancestors

Every dog including the Shih Tzu ancestors can trace their lineage back to the same prehistoric meat-eating relative, a creature called Hesperocyonines. According to fossil records. Hesperocyonines evolved in North America about 40 million years ago and resembled a cross...
breed standard shih tzu

The Breed Standard Shih Tzu – The Perfect Representation of the Breed

The Shih Tzu's appearance is just as attractive and important as its personality. This is the reason why the Shih Tzu's temperament is included in the official AKC standard. In this article I will attempt to dive into the breed...
shih tzus are indoor dogs

Shih Tzus are Indoor Dogs and Should not be left Outdoors

The Shih Tzu was primarily bred to be a palace dweller. For many years, the Shih Tzu has lived in upscale addresses and imperial palaces, and political figures' and dignitaries homes. Basically, Shih Tzus are indoor dogs! Therefore, your nice...
getting a shih tzu

Getting a Shih Tzu – When is The Perfect Time to Get One?

You've been searching for the right dog for some time now, and you've finally settled on getting a Shih Tzu. Now you're trying to figure out how you're going to introduce this new companion into your life and your home....
regular shih tzu grooming

Shih Tzu Quiz – Take before Getting One

When it comes to personality, every Shih Tzu has its own. However, a few distinct inherited traits are deeply ingrained in these little majestic bundles of energy. That's why taking this Shih Tzu quiz is important. Today, the Shih Tzu's...
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