2 Shih Tzu puppies sitting for a photoshoot
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Shih Tzus

Shih Tzus are an ancient breed that cast their spell on people over a thousand years ago—and they’re still doing it today. A favorite of everyone from royalty to celebrities to just regular folk, Shih Tzus make themselves at home wherever their loved ones are.

Both glamorous and cute, the diminutive Shih Tzu commands attention wherever it goes. They’re playful and perky, tiny but tough companions for people of all ages. Don’t be misled by that baby-doll face; Shih Tzus are surprisingly impish and ready to make their own adventure. They’ve been among America’s favorite breeds for years, and with typical Shih Tzu stubbornness, have no intention of stepping down.