Shih Tzu Dog Breed Information & Characteristics  

Traditional Shih Tzu Features the classic appearance with a compact, sturdy body, and a distinctive pushed-in face.

Imperial Shih Tzu: Smaller in size compared to the traditional Shih Tzu, often weighing under 9 pounds.

Teacup Shih Tzu Extremely small-sized Shih Tzu, often weighing around 4 pounds or less. A subset of Imperial Shih Tzu, known for their tiny frame and delicate features.

Show-Quality Shih Tzu Bred to conform closely to the American Kennel Club (AKC) or other breed standards.

Pet-Quality Shih Tzu Shih Tzu that may deviate slightly from breed standards but make wonderful companions.

Parti-Color Shih Tzu Recognized by various color combinations, including white with patches of gold, black, or liver.

Brindle Shih Tzu Displays a coat with a mix of dark and light stripes creating a tiger-stripe pattern.

Rare Color Shih Tzu Refers to Shih Tzu with coat colors that are less common within the breed standard.