noun. a Chinese breed of small dog similar to a Pekingese.
- toy dog
noun. Chinese philosopher regarded as the founder of Taoism (6th century BC).
Example sentences of the word shih-tzu
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The adorable tiny size of your shih tzu puppy not only melts your heart, but also lets you bathe your little guy quickly and easily in a sink instead of the tub.
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A shih tzu doesn’t need a 10-pound bone and a Bernese mountain dog will just swallow a two-inch bone whole!
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Others, like the German shepherd, appear more wolflike but share much less DNA with their ancestors than breeds like the shih tzu.
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The shih tzu is a great family addition because the breed is lively and alert, yet not nervous or nippy.