Shih Tzu

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Shih Tzu

(shē dzo͞o), breed of active, alert toy dogtoy dog,
classification used by breeders and kennel clubs to designate very small breeds of dogs kept as pets. Some are selectively bred diminutive forms of larger breeds and others are naturally small.
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 originating in Tibet centuries ago. It stands from 8 to 11 in. (20.3–27.9 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs from 9 to 18 lb (4.1–8.2 kg). Its double coat consists of a soft, woolly underlayer and a long, dense, luxurious topcoat that may be any color. A probable descendant of the Lhasa apso, the Shih Tzu was sent as a gift by the Tibetan Dali Lamas to the Chinese emperors as early as the 16th cent. In China it was crossed with the Pekingese, both breeds being referred to there as "lion dogs." In its relatively short history in the United States, the Shih Tzu is gaining in popularity as a house pet and watchdog. See dogdog,
carnivorous, domesticated wolf (Canis lupus familiaris) of the family Canidae, to which the jackal and fox also belong. The family Canidae is sometimes referred to as the dog family, and its characteristics, e.g.
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Foi atendido no Hospital Veterinario da Faculdade de Ciencias Agrarias e Veterinarias da UNESP, campus de Jaboticabal, um cao da raca shihtzu, de 8 meses, 4,3kg e escore corporal tres, de acordo com a escala de nove pontos proposta por LAFLAMME (1997).
Pet guru Victoria Stilwell deals with an aggressive Doberman puppy that chases other dogs and treats its owner Janes shihtzu like a stuffed toy.
EASTENDERS starJessie Wallace had a furious row with the RSPCA - after they were called about her Shihtzu dog.
The poem attributed to Liu Sung is followed in the MS by a commentary by Hsu Kuang-ch'i, dated 1627 (and thus predating the Boim letter) and entitled T'ieh shihtzu ko hsun-i [CHINESE CHARACTERS NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] "Explaining the Meaning of the Song on the Iron Cross-Shaped Object," which rebuts the poet's suggestions, and asserts that the object that puzzled the poet must in fact have been a crucifix, thus representing early evidence of Christianity in China.
Geri Halliwell startled staff at London's Savoy Hotel when she arrived for a theatre awards ceremony accompanied by her beloved dog Harry, a shihtzu.
Alice, a 15-week-old shihtzu pug cross breed, was taken when about 10 men surrounded her while she was left tied by a lead.
Blueberry Lane, missing dog, Scout, a male shihtzu, wearing collar with tags; owner located it lying down in the cul-de-sac.
Three weeks later the ECHO reported the story of a Shihtzu puppy which managed to impale itself on a four-foot candlestick holder while teething.
A DOG owner was pushed to the ground as she fought off an attack from a bull mastiff that left her ageing shihtzu needing stitches.
Heartbreaking ordeal: Alfred and Lesley Taylor, from Northfield, with their three-year-old dogs Gizmo, a Terrier cross, and Doris, a Shihtzu.
BEARABLE: Rio Samida (left) and friend Zahra Jones with their winning teddy (AC140608Ashow-21); SPIT AND POLISH: Jeanette Marina puts the finishing touches to her shihtzu dog Augustus (above) and (below) Barbara Swales prepares her limousine bull for the show ring Pictures by Andrew Catchpool (AC140608Ashow-15)
And by his side every time he takes a dip is tiny pal Gomez - Tracy's Tibetan Shihtzu who is only as big as Mr Chops' head.