A Little Shih Tzu History
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These little cherished dogs were given by Chinese royalty to British and European royalty as gifts in the 1930’s. They came to the United States from Europe and by the 1960’s were one of this country’s most popular breeds. All of the regular sized Shih Tzu that exist in the United States today are descended from 14 original dogs that came to the US for breeding purposes in the early 1940’s. They have also been called the Chinese Lion Dog, the Chrysanthemum Dog and the Lion Dog.
During the Ming Dynasty in the mid to late 1800’s, the Shih Tzu was a royal favorite. However, the breed has been around longer than that, dating back at least two thousand years. They were the favorite of the Manchu Dynasty as well and were not bred outside the royal court. In fact, anyone not of the royal court who was caught owning a Shih Tzu could be sentenced to death.
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