A Shih Tzu is a toy dog breed weighing 5 to 7.25 kilograms (11 to 16.0 lb) with long silky hair.
The breed originated in China. Shih Tzu were officially recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1969.
The name is both singular and plural.
Life span: 10 to 16 years
Higher classification: Dog
Temperament: Gentle, Friendly, Happy, Courageous, Lively.
Colors: Blue, Brindle, Black, Gold, Liver, Light Brown, Black & White, Dark Brown, Liver & White, White.