Shih Tzu - the long hair Lion Dog of Tibet or called Chrysanthemum Dog in China Emperor

long hair shih tzu

Dog breed : long hair Lion Dog Shih Tzu or the Chrysanthemum Dog in black and white coat with hair tied on the top of the head.

Shih Tzu was believed to be the crossed breed of Tibet Lhasa Apso and China Pekingese. Pronounced as 'Shiszoo' or long hair Lion Dog also known as Chrysanthemum Dog, it was originally bred in Tibet then later developed further in Beijing, China. It was very famous Empreror dog. It was known in the West in the early years of the 20th century.

shih tzu brown short hair

Brown short hair Chrysanthemun Dog

type : companion, non sporting dog, Chinese court dog

country of origin : Tibet

since : 1600s

height : 27cm ( 11 in )

weight : 5 - 7kg ( 10 - 16lb )

coat : black & white or black, light brown, light golden, some in dual colors

temperament : very royal, obedient, gentle, sometimes playful, alert

characteristics : long hair with hair tied up on top of the head, dense coat with little wavy at the end of the hair, big eyes, broken up face, nose pointed upwards and kink long hair tail

feeding : small eater, one third of can food with equal amount of biscuits

exercise : little, only short walk

grooming : very important to comb twice a day to avoid tangle, hair should be kept away from the eyes and mouth, ears have to be cleaned

**other dog breed looks almost like this breed : Lhasa Apso of Tibet



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