Shihtzu Breed Information.


Americans commonly pronounce the Shih Tzu as SHEET-zoo; however, the actual original Chinese translation is, "sure-ds."In the Chinese pronunciation the "ds" is pronounced the same as the "ds" at the end of the word "words." It is Chinese Mandarin, and translates directly to "lion." That is where the term "lion dog" comes from. The moniker "chrysanthemum dog" and "sheet-sue" are common in America, but are both inaccurate American renditions of the original Chinese.

Shih TzuInformation and PicturesClose up front view - A long coated tan with white and black Shih Tzu dog is standing on a blacktop surface, it has a green rubber band in the hair of its top knot and it is looking forward.Sam-mee-Sun the Shih Tzu at 6 years oldFind a Shih Tzu BreederPlace an AdRescue a Shih TzuList Your Rescue Other NamesChinese Lion DogChrysanthemum DogLion DogPronunciationAmericans commonly pronounce the Shih Tzu as SHEET-zoo; however, the actual original Chinese translation is, "sure-ds."In the Chinese pronunciation the "ds" is pronounced the same as the "ds" at the end of the word "words." It is Chinese Mandarin, and translates directly to "lion." That is where the term "lion dog" comes from. The moniker "chrysanthemum dog" and "sheet-sue" are common in America, but are both inaccurate American renditions of the original Chinese.SHEET-zoosure-dsDescriptionThe Shih Tzu is a small, sturdy dog with a body that is slightly longer than it is tall. The head is round and broad, and wide between the eyes. The square muzzle is short, with an inch or less from the tip of the nose to the defined stop. The nose is broad, with well-open nostrils. Nose, lips and eye rims are liver on liver colored dogs, blue on blue dogs and black on all other colors. The teeth meet in a level or under bite. The large, round eyes are dark in color, but lighter on blue and liver dogs. The large, pendant, low-set ears hang down and are covered in abundant hair. The back is level. The muscular legs are straight and well-boned. The high-set tail is carried over the back and is covered in abundant hair. Dewclaws are sometimes removed. The double coat is dense and long, flowing down over the dog. The hair above the eyes is often tied in a topknot. There is a profuse beard and mustache and the hair on the muzzle is short. Coat comes in all colors.

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Harry - Male
 Cute shihtzu Puppies - harry
I have a lot of adventures planned for you and me. Are you the lucky one for me? I sure hope so! My name is Harry and I’m a cutie. I love to share, and I’m good at it, too.
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James - Male
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re you ready to fall in love? James is the most precious little munchkin ever! If you are looking for a puppy with all the perfect qualities, then look no further! James has a petite compact body, sought after facial features, and thick, lush, shiny coat of bright hair.
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Riley - Male
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Hi! My name is Riley. I am super sweet! I’m also super cuddly and my personality is somewhat bubbly. I’m anxiously waiting for my forever family. Could that be you? I love to play but I can also take a nap with you whenever you want me to.
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Ruby - Female
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Ruby is a captivating little charmer. She is beautifully marked and extremely affectionate. She is doing very well with socialization and is raised with lots of love. Ruby will be up to date on vaccinations, vet checked from head to tail and ready to fit right in and be giving puppy love and kisses!
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Chloe - Female
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chloe is not only the cutest little girl, but she is so darn smart! She's doing so well with her paper potty training, even at this young age! She will come with starter puppy food, a complete information packet, her travel crate that has her water and food dish that attaches to the door for her to sleep in, along with already being microchipped,
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Aiden - Male
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Curious Aiden is looking for a family who matches his personality. He is playful and likes rides or going to children's games. He isn't hyper, he just enjoys exploring.
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Ryan - Male
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I have a lot of adventures planned for you and me. Are you the lucky one for me? I sure hope so! My name is Harry and I’m a cutie. I love to share, and I’m good at it, too.
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Madison - Female
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Meet Madison! She likes to play dress up and fix her hair. She loves being a girl; shopping for new bows and dresses brings so much joy. She may be prissy, but she likes to play with toys. Isabella has a good start on potty training on puppy pads, so outside training should be easy.
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Jack - Male
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I have a lot of adventures planned for you and me. Are you the lucky one for me? I sure hope so! My name is Harry and I’m a cutie. I love to share, and I’m good at it, too.
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