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...
origin of the Shih Tzu

Origin of the Shih Tzu – Information pertaining to this Ancient Breed

The true origin of the Shih Tzu will always remain a mystery. However, we do have fossil records that may help shed some light on millions of years of this breeds past. For instance, according to fossil records we know...
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 tzu information

Shih Tzu Information that all Owners Should Know

Shih Tzu information! The Shih Tzu along with three other dogs from Asia including the Japanese Chin, the Pekingese, and the Pug are all members of the Toy Group (AKC classification Group V). Captivatingly, the Shih Tzu was originally exhibited...
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...
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