Shih Tzu

Shih Tzu Breed Information & Background: The ancestors of the Shih Tzu probably came from Tibet. Small “Tibetan Lion Dogs” probably arrived in China during the Ch’ing Dynasty (1644-1662). It’s unknown what their ancestry was, but they probably are related to Pekingese and Tibetan Spaniels and Lhasa Apsos.  They were highly prized by the Imperial…

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Pug

Pug Background Information: The Pug is unusual for a Toy breed in that it descends from large Mastiffs. Mastiffs have been around at least since ancient Roman times. It’s not known when they were miniaturized to create the Pug’s forebears. It is known that the ruling families in China kept these miniature Mastiffs as pets.…

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