We have to admit, Shih Tzu puppies for sale really tugs at our heartstrings!
This breed has been around for a very long time and once you take a look at this blog, you’ll know why! PetCenter always has Shih Tzu puppies for sale, just check out our available puppies page!
They Have a Unique and Varied History
Shih Tzus worked alongside the monks, serving as alarm or guard dogs. At times, they actually turned prayer wheels during daily Buddhist rituals. In the Chinese, Shih Tzu means “lion dog,” referring directly to their looks and strength of character. They also earned the moniker of “chrysanthemum-faced dog”, which refers to the way the hair grows outwards from the center of the dog’s face. Speaking of their faces, it’s part of the reason why Shih Tzu puppies for sale are so popular!
They’ve Been Here Time and Time Again!
Hands down, they are one of the oldest breeds in existence. It is said that they can be traced to Chinese paintings circa 500 AD. There are also documents that reflect how Shih Tzu puppies for sale were gifted from China to the Byzantine Empire. Much later, they became the official breed of the illustrious Ming dynasty, who kept them as pets for the royal family for centuries.
They Made Their Presence in America and Stayed!
During the 1920’s, the first pair were brought to England. They gained popularity and began to spread from continent to continent from Europe to North America. Though today’s Shih Tzu puppies for sale have been popularly placed in many households, they still display their ancestral air of a regal demeanor. They can’t help what’s in their genes, but they excel at their “job” of being easy going, gentle companions!
Interested learning more about the Shih Tzu puppies for sale in our store? Check out our available puppies page to see all of our precious pups!