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.

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