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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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Tina Bolton of Gosforth, who gave shih-tzu Angus a new home and life, said: "He had lots of health problems.
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The singer takes her fluffy shih-tzu everywhere, but the spoiled dog was not allowed on the BBC1 set.
The confessions at the start are still revolting - if Norton ever got a standing ovation he'd ruin it by shrieking: "Now sit down if you've never interfered with next door's shih-tzu.
Geri looked shocked as the black cat hissed and spat at the shocked shih-tzu on the steps of the house.
Ex-Spice Girl Geri Halliwell and shih-tzu Harry are inseparable.