The Shih Tzu is a small dog with rather large eyes set in a somewhat compressed face. A sturdy little dog underneath its blanket of hair, the Shih Tzu has a long, flowing coat that makes this aristocrat of the dog world seem almost to glide as it walks.

Despite standing no more than 11 inches tall and weighing in at just 18 lbs or so, the Shih Tzu packs a lot of dog into a small space. Its magnificent double coat covers a sturdy frame, and its head stands elegantly tall while its tail curls up over its back creating a picture of sartorial elegance that cannot fail to impress.

For further information and to check out our Shitzu breed profile, please visit: Shih Tzu Breed Profile.