today's shih tzu

Today’s Shih Tzu – A Closer Look

Today's Shih Tzu! The Shih Tzu Catapulted to popularity by the 1980’s. However, according to the AKC, the Shih Tzu is in the ninth place when it comes to popular breeds in the United States. There are 28,000 of today's...
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The Shih Tzu Heads West

The Shih Tzu heads west! During the 19th century and early 20th century, Shih Tzu’s were sent to other countries as gifts. This is because the communist regime that took power outlawed the breeding of the Shih Tzu. In fact, every...
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Modern Shih Tzu – A Dictator’s Love

The Dowager Empress T’zu Hsi, who ruled China from the mid-19th century until her death in 1908 has done more to advance the quest for the modern Shih Tzu more wholeheartedly than anyone else. Many call her the grandmother of...
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The Shih Tzu’s History – Take a Look Back

Did you know that there are Shih Tzu historians? Yep, Historians dedicated to studying the Shih Tzu's history. However, if you were to ask any of them where the Shih Tzu originated, you’ll probably get different answers. Not too many...
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Shih Tzu History can be Fun

Your Shih Tzu may be American, British, or Canadian, but when it’s all said and done, your little companion’s ancestors came from the far-east. Shih Tzu history is a must learn for new owners. Taking a look back into the...