Shih Tzu

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Shih Tzu
Shih-Tzu.jpg
Other namesChinese Lion Dog
Chrysanthemum Dog
OriginTibet
Traits
Weight Male 4–7.25 kilograms (8.8–16.0 lb)
Female 4–7.25 kilograms (8.8–16.0 lb)
Height Male 20–28 centimetres (7.9–11.0 in)
Female 20–28 centimetres (7.9–11.0 in)
Color Gold
Dark/Light Brown
White
Black
Brindle
Litter size 2-5
Life span 10-20years
Classification / standards
FCI Group 9:Companion and Toy Dogs,, Section 5:Tibetan breeds #208 standard
AKC Toys standard
ANKC Group 7 - Non-Sporting standard
CKC Group 6 - Non-Sporting standard
KC (UK) Utility standard
NZKC Non-sporting standard
UKC Companion Dog standard
Domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris)

The Shih Tzu[1] is a breed of dog weighing 4–7.25 kilograms (8.8–16.0 lb) with long silky hair. The breed originated in China and is among the earliest breeds. Shih Tzu were officially recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1969.

Shih Tzu's were origonated in China. They were used as feet warmers for the emperors. They were considered royalty and anyone who was seen with a shih tzu who was not royalty would be killed.

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