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The Shih Tzu, also known as the "Chinese lion dog", "chrysanthemum dog" (because its face resembles a flower), or "Shih Tzu Kou" (which translates to "lion dog", denoting its revered status. in Buddhism) originated in Tibet as early as the 1600s. The Shih Tzu in its present form was primarily developed in China during the reign of the Chinese Empress Dowager Cixi in the late 1800s, probably from crosses of the Pekingese with the Lhasa Apso. The breed survived, but was generally not distinguished from Lhasa Apso until 1934, when the smaller, shorter nose variety was reassigned to its original Chinese name, "Shih Tzu". Crosses between Shih Tzu and other toy breeds are also gaining popularity, especially crosses with Poodle and Bichon Frize.
The Shih Tzu has a shoulder height of around 25cm (10in) and weighs 4-7kg (9-16lb). It has a large bulging skull, a pronounced stop (depression where the muzzle meets the forehead), a lower bite, and a short muzzle. Shih Tzu (the plural name is the same as the singular) has a tail carried over the back and must have the head and tail in correct proportion to the body.
The Shih Tzu has a long double coat that is similar in texture to human hair. It can be a variety of colors including black, red, beige, and white. The Shih Tzu is distinguished from the Pekingese by the topknot, or "pienji", on its head. Shih Tzu lose their hair gradually like humans do rather than shedding it like other dogs.
The Shih Tzu is an independent dog that is intelligent, dignified, lovable, affectionate, sociable, and cheerful. He is not as outgoing as most breeds. The Shih Tzu rarely barks. James Mumford described the breed in the American magazine Shih Tzu as "a lion's stroke, several teaspoons of rabbit, a few ounces of house cat, a game of court jester, a pinch of ballerina, a pinch of old man ( Chinese), a piece of beggar, a tablespoon of monkey, a part of baby seal, a hint of teddy bear and other dogs of Tibetan and Chinese origin ”.
The Shih Tzu gets along well with other pets and children. Although the Shih Tzu can bark frequently, it does not make a good guard dog.
The Shih Tzu, with a long coat, requires a lot of grooming; to avoid tangles, the coat should be combed daily and professionally groomed every few months. A bow or hair clip is needed to keep the hair out of the Shih Tzu's eyes. The Shih Tzu with a shorter "puppy coat" can be cut much less frequently. Special eye drops should be applied to keep the eyes clean, the ear passages should be cleaned regularly, the fingernails should be trimmed monthly, and the face should be wiped after eating. Water can easily enter a Shih Tzu's muzzle, which is why some Shih Tzus learn to drink from a "licker" like a hamster. The Shih Tzu has a lifespan of 11 to 14 years. Common health problems are liver shunt (a congenital circulatory disease), kidney dysplasia (symptoms include broken bones and a "rubber jaw"), eye problems and, in larger dogs, dysplasia of the bone. hip (a misshapen hip joint that can cause lameness or arthritis). Scratching in the absence of fleas may indicate an allergy to red dye number 40, a common food additive.
The somewhat stubborn nature of the Shih Tzu makes consistency essential in the training process. Patience is important as training can be difficult. The Shih Tzu should be trained from an early age to relax during the grooming process, as this will be a constant throughout the life of the Shih Tzu.
The Shih Tzu requires a large amount of exercise for its small size. They like daily walks or playing in the yard. The Shih Tzu cannot easily regulate their body temperature, which makes them very exposed to heat; they should never be over-exercised or left outside in hot weather. The Shih Tzu is well suited to apartment living.
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