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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Interestingly, among these hit-or-miss results, one form of professional development received a consistent positive response across all interviews: Teachers at various stages in their career unequivocally endorsed the critical role of shokuin shitsu (teachers' room) as a necessary space for their professional growth.
L-R: Shitsu Church, coastal town ofSotome and astatue of the Virgin Mary at Ono Church.
Todofuke Ishikai Ijifunso tanto riji jijosayokasseikatantoriji Godo renrakukaigi ryo to shitsu no kojo ni muke, kakki teki na ketsudan [Joint Meeting of Directors of Prefectual Medical Associations in Charge of Medical Malpractice Conflict and Directors in Charge of Self-Cleaning Activation Made a Landmark Decision to Improve the Quality of Medical Care], NICHII NEWS, June 5, 2005, available at http://www.med.or.jp/nichinews/n170605a.html.
ORDEAL: One-and-half-year-old shitsu Boo Boo was left to starve in a back yard.
Diane Owens' shitsu dog, Beckie, was attacked at a car boot sale in Rhyl.
As a final insult, he left the family's pet shitsu dog Molly to his secret lover, divorcee Margaret Waud, 53.
Called the shokuin shitsu in Japanese, this room is a large, open office where almost all of the teachers have their desks and spend much of their non-teaching time.
My arguments for a cocker spaniel weren't working so I more or less knew Chris would laugh in my face at the mere hint of a Geri Halliwell-style Shitsu.
Adrian Innocent was asked to create an ice sculpture of the TV star's little shitsu dog Buster and will now join pop princess Natasha Bedingfield, today on his hit ITV tea-time show, The Paul O'Grady Show.
38, provide a complete list of delegates but do not include biographical details; Boei Kensyujo Sensyi Shitsu, Tokugawa Shiryo No.
The original Japanese name was hin shitsu ki no ten kai.
(37) Nihon Denshi Kikai Kogyokai (Electronic Industries Association of Japan) Chosa Shitsu Shirabe (Research report) (Tokyo: Nihon Denshi Kikai Kogyokai, 1993).