10 Interesting Facts about Shih Tzu

 Shih Tzu the small long-haired dogs that are famous because of being affectionate and suitable to be kept at homes.Shih Tzu dogs have long been in one of the most kept dog breed and was recently ranked as the 11th most registered dog among all dog breed by American Kennel Club statistics.Here are some interesting facts about Shih Tzu dogs.

  1. Shih Tzu dogs are thought to have their origin somewhere in Tibet or China and test shows that this breed is a blend of "Pekingese" and "Lhasa Apso" dog breed originated in Tibet.They are considered as one of the most old dog breed among all dog breeds.
  2. Shih Tzu were bred to have qualities of a lion and therefore were named as 'Lion Dogs" after they were imported to England they got a new name there that is "Chrysanthemum" dogs that is a flower name which was also originated in China.
  3. Shih Tzu dogs require grooming everyday.They will never allow you a holiday and the reason behind this is their coat is prone to dirt.They may also need daily hair trimming.
  4. Like almost all other small muzzled dog breeds Shih Tzu are also prone to heat stroke other breathing and heart disorders.
  5. Shih Tzu have big round eyes.Their eyes works as a milestone in enhancing their beauty.There long haired coat can be a trouble for their eyes and makes them prone to some eye disorders like wet eye.
  6. Shih Tzy puppies do not weight more than half pound at the time of birth.They take almost 1-1.5 year to be completely grown up.An adult Shih Tzu wan weighs up to 16 lbs.
  7. Sih Tzu have small sized sharp teeth.They are prone early tooth decay and also some other dental problems.
  8. Sih Tzu are alert and can serve as watch dogs but are not guard dogs and their size explains that fact.
  9. Shih Tzu do not need excessive exercising routine and would easily fit in the space they are provided with.They are trainable but you need to burn your time and energy to make them behave well in outdoors with other pets and children.
  10. Shih Tzu do not shed much.This can be shocking when you look at them.They have extremely dense long-haired coat but it does not shed too much.
 
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