Shih Tzu pronounced as SHEED-zoo the tiny-sized gentle dog breed with its stylized appearance of heavy coat, tail curves over the back, loyalty, cheerful attitude, loving nature, intelligent mind is one of the sweetest & most popular toy breeds. Shih Tzu also called chrysanthemum dog breed due to the way its hair grows up from the nose and around the face in all directions. The Shih Tzu is considered to have originated in Tibet, bred by Tibetan lamas to be a tiny replica of a lion and as per its appearance, intelligence, pick-up in learning and obedience etc. when presented as tribute to Chinese Rulers gained the status of Lap-dog of Chinese Emperors.
Weight: Fully Grown Shih Tzu Dogs normally weight 10-19 pounds.
Hypoallergenic: It is Hypoallergenic.
Life Expectancy: Normal life span is 10 to 16 years.
Height: Height is 7.9 to 11 inches (for both male and female).
Colors: Gold, Black, White, Dark Brown, Brindle, Liver & White, Blue, Liver, Black and White and Light