Published on Apr 24, 2012
Your guide to Shih Tzus from that cute lion pooch, the Shih Tzu.
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Welcome to Doglopedia, the best video dog encyclopedia on the internet. This is your resource to learn all about different breeds! Here's a quick, fun overview of Shih Tzus, hosted by ME, the Shih Tzu. That's right, this time I get to train you! Happy petting!
Shih Tzu Facts
Lifespan: 9 - 15 years
Height: 9 - 11 inches
Weight: 9 - 16 pounds
We were bred to be house pets (apartments are great!) but we have a lively personality and need walks daily. We're alert, friendly, and trusting as long as we have strong leadership and are trained early.
Shih Tzu Fun Facts
- Shih Tzu means lion in Chinese.
- Every Shih Tzu alive today can trace its roots to 14 dogs in the 1930s.
- We're referred to as the chrysanthemum dog.