Shih Tzu

Shih TzuThe Breed

The Shih Tzu was bred for one job only: to be your playful companion. These toy dogs are full of spirit, and trusting towards humans. However, if a Shih Tzu doesn’t get his or her way, the dog is not likely to back down!  Shih Tzu comes from the Chinese for “lion” and these toy dogs display the majesty and confidence their name suggests.

Shi Tzu Dog Collars

The Shih Tzu’s silky fur and diminutive size make the breed a joy to collar and outfit.  A Shih Tzu looks great in fun fabric collars, especially delicate materials such as ribbon.  For special occasions or for the dog who loves the bling, a decorative collar with gems or stones is set off nicely by the white of the Shih Tzu’s fur.  The breed’s average neck size is 10”- 14”.  See the Ribbon Collars, Gem Collars, and Fun & Fancy Bling Collars categories for fabulous Shih Tzu collar ideas.

At a Glance

  • Toy Group.
  • Ranging in size from 8 to 11 inches tall at the shoulder and 9 to 16 pounds.
  • Companion, house pet.

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