A friendly, intelligent and lively toy dog with a long, flowing coat, the Shih Tzu has a noble Chinese ancestry as a highly prized companion and palace pet. Outgoing, trusting, affectionate and happy, the Shih Tzu’s sole purpose is to be a companion. This sturdy, compact breed requires minimal exercise, but his luxurious coat needs daily brushing and grooming.
The Shih Tzu was a house pet for most of the Ming Dynasty.
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