Barbara O’Brien, Animal Photography
Tetsu Yamazaki, Animal Photography
Sally Anne Thompson, Animal Photography
- Breed Group: Toy
- Height: 8 to 11 inches at the shoulder
- Weight: 9 to 16 pounds
- Life Span: 10 to 18 years
The compact Shih Tzu is the ideal canine companion. Originally bred for royalty in China, this little guy still considers himself a prince among dogs. A true sweetheart, his purpose in life is to love and be loved. Playful and mischievous, he will steal your shoes.