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Shih Tzu

 

 

My little dog....a heart beat at my feet.
- Edith Wharton


Shih Tzu puppy

Gr Can Ch MyDreams Foreign Affair
"Rowdy"

Shih Tzu adult
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"Miki"

The ancestors of the Shih Tzu (pronounced "shid zoo") include the temple dogs of Tibet and the Pekingese. 

The Tibetan temple dogs were given to the Chinese emperors as tribute and were crossed with the Pekingese to produce the Shih Tzu we know today. 

Because of his long, flowing coat, the Chinese called the little dog a Shih Tzu or "Lion Dog". As a pampered palace dog, the Shih Tzu was never seen outside China until the early 1920s. 

Reputed to be the oldest and smallest of the Tibetan holy dogs, recent DNA testing has confirmed the Shih Tzu as one of the oldest breeds of dog. Since his introduction to Europe and North America, the Shih Tzu has become immensely popular.

The Shih Tzu stands about 11 inches tall at the shoulder. He has a long, straight, double coat that falls to the ground. It may be any colour or colour combination. Daily grooming is required. 

The Shih Tzu has a proud, aristocratic posture that conceals a gentle and playful nature. An alert, lively little dog, he makes a good watchdog. He is also loyal, affectionate, and loves to play the lapdog! His size ensures that he fits into any accommodation. He gets along well with children and other household pets.

The Shih Tzu can be obstinate but patient and consistent training is the key to controlling this tendency. Training should begin early. He requires minimal exercise but is a sturdy, active little dog who enjoys playing fetch or going for a walk outside. 

 

 
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Pam Jodoin, MyDream Reg'd
Alberta




British Columbia

Kennel/Website

Tammy Hickling
Edwards Road
Baynes Lake, BC  V0B 1J0
(250) 529-7422
Email:
thickling@elkvalley.net

South Country Farm


Dianne Lambert
867 Lolo Street
Kamloops, BC  V2B 5N7
(250) 554-3939
Email:
diannelambert1958@hotmail.com

Sculpture


Lenore Mann
Penticton, BC  
(250) 490-4000
Email:
letymann@telus.net

Shih Tzu
LeTy's


Phyllis and Bob Stoddart
Surrey, BC   
(604) 541-2747
Email:
ovations.kennel@shaw.ca

Shih Tzu
Ovations Reg'd



Alberta 

Kennel/Website

Debbie Ballam
#206, 22450 Twp Road 514
Sherwood Park, AB  T8C 1H5
(780) 297-0993
Email:
ballam@telus.net

Fantasia


Linda Blanchfield
63 Abingdon Way NE
Calgary, AB   T2A 6R7
(403) 248-2080
Email:
wedge-wood@shaw.ca

Pekabout


Susan Guilbault
Box 548
Stettler, AB   T0C 2L0
(403) 742-6675

Rhosymedre Reg'd


Pam Jodoin
5429 46th Street
Stony Plain, AB  T7Z 1E5
(780) 968-4049
Email:
jodoinp@shaw.ca

MyDream Reg'd


Bridget Simon
Box 329
Clyde, AB  ToG 0P0
(780) 348-5626
Email:
info@simonshihtzu.com

Simon Shih Tzu


Kathy Slifka
Box 764
Black Diamond, AB  T0L 0H0
(403) 938-0990
Email:
slifka@telusplanet.net

Carboncopy

 
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Did you know?


The Shih Tzu
 is also known as the  "Chrysanthemum Dog". 
It is called the Chrysanthemum Dog because it is believed that
its face looks very much
like the flower.

 

 

 
 
   
 
Manitoba 

Kennel/Website

Claudette Burling
St. Malo, MB   
(204) 347-5041
Email:
burlingsamericanbulldogs@yahoo.ca

Burling's


Corrine Sawatzky
2nd Street SW
Altona, MB  R0G 0B0
(204) 324-8486
Email:
Manitobashihtzu@corrinesshihtzu.com

Corrine's


Debbie Wiebe
277 - 7th Street South
Winkler, MB   R6W 2M9
(204) 325-6330
Email:
got2ba_shihtzu@hotmail.com

Debbie's Shih Tzus

 
Ontario 

Kennel/Website

Marg Brown
9 Harvest Oak Drive
St. Catharines, ON  L2S 3H4
(905) 687-9573
Email:
shente@cogeco.ca

Shente


Peter and Anita Oliveira
Box 555
Sundridge, ON  P0A 1Z0
(705) 386-0345
Email:
anitaatta@hotmail.com

Kingcreek


Pat Waters
20 Densgrove Drive
St. Catharines, ON  L2M 3M2
(905) 646-1474
Email:
beswick@cogeco.ca

Beswicks

 

 

   
   

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