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Shih Tzu Facts

Common Name:
Most widely used name for this species
Shih Tzu
Origin:
The area where the animal first came from
China
Size:
How long (L) or tall (H) the animal is
28cm (11in)
Weight:
The measurement of how heavy the animal is
8kg (18lbs)
Lifespan:
How long the animal lives for
15 years
Group:
The domestic group such as cat or dog
Herd

Shih Tzu Location

Map of Shih Tzu Locations
Map of Asia

Shih Tzu

The Shih Tzu is a small breed of dog native to the mountains of Tibet near China. The dog has a long double-coat which provides the shih tzu with the warmth it needs to survive in such a cold climate.

The shih tzu generally gets to between 13 and 15 years old and are found to be quiet and inquisitive dogs. The shih tzu often makes a good dog to keep with bigger dogs as they can alert the larger dogs of any coming danger.

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First Published: 11th November 2008, Last Updated: 10th September 2018

Sources:
1. David Burnie, Dorling Kindersley (2008) Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Animals [Accessed at: 11 Nov 2008]
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