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 and the look of this regal and majestic... Read more »
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 Hesperocyoninae. According to fossil records, Hesperocyoninae evolved in North America about... Read more »
origin of the Shih Tzu

Origin of the Shih Tzu

The true origin of the Shih Tzu will always remain a mystery. However, we have fossil records that may shed some light on millions of years of this breeds past. For instance,... Read more »
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 vital as its personality. This is the reason why the Shih Tzu’s temperament is included in the official AKC standard. In this article,... Read more »
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... Read more »
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,... Read more »