Canis ISSN: 2398-2942 Shih Tzu Introduction Biological Data Introduction General information Originated in the Royal Courts of China as a companion dog. Good with children and other dogs, size makes it ideal for the urban environment. Suitable to both hot and cold climates, its long dense coat requires very regular grooming. Biological Data This article is available in full to registered subscribers Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login Further ReadingPublicationsRefereed papers Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource. Other sources of information For information on Genetic Testing Providers (labs), genetic tests, and tests by breed, visit International Partnership for Dogs: https://dogwellnet.com/. For a list of DNA tests available for certain breeds worldwide, visit Kennel Club Worldwide DNA tests: https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/health/for-breeders/dna-testing-simple-inherited-disorders/worldwide-dna-tests/. The Kennel Club Breed-specific requirements and recommendations including health screening: www.thekennelclub.org.uk/media/9846/abs_breed_specific_requirements_and_recommendations_web.pdf. Joris V Complete Shih Tzu. Howell. ISBN 0876053363. Organisation(s) Visit the Kennel Club website to search for details of KC-registered breed clubs: www.thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/findaclub/breed/. Shih Tzu Club: www.theshihtzuclub.co.uk. Visit the American Kennel Club website to search for details of AKC-recognized breed clubs: www.akc.org/clubs/search. American Shih Tzu Club: www.shihtzu.org.