Shih tzu

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Shih tzu

a small (9-16 lb), lively dog with a very short muzzle, broad, round head, large, prominent eyes and short ears. The coat is long, straight and flowing in a variety of colors with a white blaze on the face and a white tip on the tail. Called also Chrysanthemum-faced dog. The breed is predisposed to cleft palate and a familial renal cortical hypoplasia.
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We wrongly thought that Shih Tsu were Japanese (they're Tibetan), and that was the best Japanese name we could come up with.
Hilario is a dog lover who says she has experience being around and looking after non-indigenous canines such as Shih Tsus, German Shepherds and Labradors.