WhenShihTzuenoccurred whileyou can notwith certaintybutits
history goeswith certainty2,000 yearsback in timewhere theShihTzudisplayed
It is reportedthatduring the TangDynasty (618-907AD),the KingofViqurthe Chinesecourta pair ofdogsthat shouldhave come from theFuLin (believed to bethe Byzantine Empire).Another theory isthat theycometo China inthe mid-17thcentury whendogswere brought fromTibetto the Chinesecourt.These dogs werebred inthe Forbidden CityinPeking.The smallest ofthese dogsresembleda lionrepresentedin Orientalart."ShihTzu" means "lion". Itis known that theShihTzuwasa petfor most of theMing Dynasty(1368 - 1644AD),and that they werereserved forthe royal family.Ifsomeone who was notof royalfamilywas taken into have aShihTzupenalty wasdeath.
historians believe thattheEmpress
DowagerCixi(T'zuHsi)came to powerin the 1860sgave theDalaiLamaher abreeding pairextraordinaryShihTzus.These magnificentdogs werethe foundation ofher pureline. After her deathin 1908,the dogs weredispersed andbreedingceasedalmost.Sincethe communist revolutiontook place
in China, the breed wasalmostextinct.AllShihTzu'ertodaycan be
traced tofourteendogs-sevenbitchesand sevenhander
ShihTzuclaimed to be theoldest andsmallest of theTibetanholydogs,
asthe lion isassociated withthe Buddhistdeitybecause the Buddhashould have come toearthriddeneon the backof a lion
A dog with Personality
A ShihTzuisbestwhere it hasoverview andcanfollow whatis happening,itmight aswell be on theback of the sofa,thewindframe ason the floororbetween your legs.If you can notacceptthis, it isnot the rightdog for you'.
A charming andaffectionate
It showsyou hislove the bestit can,jumpupin themeetingand will beeverywhere Shihtzuis an activedogthat is onlyfor the biggestpuddles,the largest snow pile,andthe biggestpile ofgoop
He loves toromp, butis also agreatfamily dog.The most comfortable chairis the favorite place,preferat any timethe owner'sbedrather thanhismuzzle.
Shih tzulike to sittat the table,alsoloves to lie on it, sohe cankeep up witheverything.
andquickwitted,asthe independentdogit is,it considers itselfequalto itspeople!It is seldom necessaryto put ashihtzuin
place,but it isnonethelessimportant totheknow howof the hierarchyit is situated.
A ShihTzucouldnot dream of makesomething itdid not seemreasonableorsee the pointin..andit showsblithelyhis mindbyturning aroundand go- it'sa dog withconfidenceit hasmajesticallyattitude
It is important fora ShihTzu to be in touch withthefamily,anditis not suitableto be alone10 hourseach day.In such a situationone
musthave at least twodogs, butit now comesoften,quiteby itself!
ShihTzuownershave a saying:There's always room fora ShihTzuto!
Itisjust as wellin a smallcity apartmentwith shortairtripsin everyday life,in abighouse witha lot ofoutdoor space.