shih tzu


shih tzu

noun, often capitalized S&T \ˈshēd-ˈzü, ˈshēt-ˈsü\
plural shih tzus also shih tzu

Definition of SHIH TZU

:  any of an old Chinese breed of toy dogs that have a square short unwrinkled muzzle, short muscular legs, and a long dense flowing coat

Origin of SHIH TZU

Chinese (Beijing) shīzi (gǒu), from shīzi lion + gǒu dog
First Known Use: 1921

shih tzu

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Breed of toy dog developed in Tibet from the Pekingese and the Lhasa apso. Sturdily built and short-legged, it stands about 10 in. (26 cm) tall and weighs 18 lb (8 kg) or less. It is longer than it is tall and has a short muzzle, hanging ears, and heavily haired tail, which it carries over its back. Its long, dense coat may be any of several colours and falls over the eyes, forming a beard.

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: Shi'i
Previous Word in the Dictionary: shigellosis
All Words Near: shih tzu

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up shih tzu? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More