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The Shih Tzu, another China originated dog breed.

The Shih Tzu, another China originated dog breed.

 

The Shih Tzu is a small dog breed, very elegant and smart, they are characterized by their long soft silky hair. Other names of this breed are ‘Chinese Lion Dog’ or ‘Chrysanthemum Dog’. They usually weigh 9 to 16 lb (4 to 7.25 kilograms) and stands no more than 27 cm (10.5 inches) .

 

Shih tzu puppies - the small dog breeds

Shih tzu puppies – the small dog breeds

Appearance

The appearance of this dog is very outstanding since it’s really a sight to see. It has a short muzzle and large dark eyes, as many dogs in articles before this one presents a long double coat. It has droped ears covered with its long hair and a curled over the back tail, also covered with lots of hair. The coat presents various colors possible, like some white in their forehead and tip of the tail. Like the Dackel, The shih Tzu is longer than tall. A characteristic feature is the under-bite on these dogs, considered a breed standard. They usually carry themselves with an arrogant carriage.

Since it has long hair, the Shih Tzu needs daily brushing to avoid tangles in order to get that silk soft hair mentioned before, Because of their fast growing hair they need regular grooming to keep everything under control and keep a smart appearance, this is something that you are going to have to pay for if you have a dog of this breed so keep in mind that the costs are higher when it comes to this dog instead of a regular caring dog

shih tzu puppy - the small dog breeds

shih tzu puppy – the small dog breeds

The small dog breeds

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