|Other names||Chinese Lion Dog|
|Domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris)|
The Shih Tzu 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.