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

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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

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