With a confident and independent personality, he is reserved with strangers and ready to protect the family if necessary. Dogs are 11 to 13 inches; bitches are 10 to 12 inches.
|Shih Tzu Puppy|
And for my friend, Wendy Aka Quill Feather, (visit her excellent blog) the Shih Tzu is an adorable dog shown in the Toy Group. Shih Tzu's are sturdy, lively and alert little dogs with a long, flowing double coat. Befitting his noble Chinese ancestry as a highly valued, prized companion and palace pet, the Shih Tzu is proud and has a distinctively arrogant carriage with head well up and tail curved over the back. A wonderful pet, its temperament is outgoing, happy, affectionate, friendly and trusting.
Dogs and bitches ideally 9-10.5 inches and 9-16 pounds.
For the A-Z Challenge, I am blogging about dog breeds to celebrate the July 28 release of my novel, Chihuahua Momma. And hey, a Shih Tzu named Fluffy has a spotlight in the book :-)
I want to give a shout out to Alex J Cavanaugh and the A-Z Challenge group. Visit the A-Z Challenge web site: http://www.a-to-zchallenge.