The Shih Tzu is one of the favorite companion dog breeds and with good reason! Sweet, happy-go-lucky and plain old fun to be around, the Shih-Tzu is a true delight.
For your Shih-Tzu we offer…NOSE BUTTER® for dry noses, PAW BUTTER for rough paw pads and BOO BOO BUTTER for itchy skin irritations, scratches and such. Plus, our complete line of mental and emotional well-being products. RELAX, AGE WELL & FOCUS Dog Aromatherapy.
Plus, with the launch of our Blissfully Clean Dogs Collection we now offer everything blissful for your dog's bath and body needs. Shampoos, bar soaps, conditioner, coat spray, bug off and an awesome ear cleaner.
In the 13th century, Marco Polo wrote that Mongolian Emperor Kubla Khan kept small "lion" dogs in cages with lions that were kept to hunt. The little dogs were said to keep the lions calm!
In 1861 one of the royal concubine's became the Empress of China (way to move on up!) and the Shih Tzu became THE dog to have in court. One of the new Empress T'zu Hsi's first royal laws was that anyone caught torturing palace dogs would be put to death. As it should be!
During Empress T'zu Hsi's reign, HH the Dalai Lama gave her a pair of Shih Tzus, which started her love of this breed. The royal Shih Tzus supposedly had their own palace with the palace eunuchs put in charge of their care and breeding. The Shih Tzu were trained to sit up and wave their front paws as a greeting when the Empress visited. It is said the Dowager Empress favored the gold and gold and white Shih Tzu and had them bred to produce those colors.
PRONUNCIATION – SHEED-zoo is the correct pronunciation, contrary to what snickering children have said for decades.