The Shih Tzu is a feisty but sweet little lap dog with an assertive personality. Its coat is typically long and luxurious, but can also be trimmed short. The Shih Tzu is of Asian descent, where it was once known to be a household pet to the Ming Dynasty. This noble history probably contributes to its bold, confident attitude. The breed is sometimes called the "chrysanthemum dog" because of the hair growth pattern on its face.
Photo © Jerry Vandiver
About the Photo: This is a picture of our Shih Tzu Noel looking over a seat in our RV. Loves people and always wants to know what is going on. She was born on Christmas Eve ... 12 years ago. Her registered name is "Jerry and Karen's first Noel."