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 SHIH TZU DESCRIPTION
The Shih Tzu is a small breed with an unforgettable appearance. What stands out most about this breed is its long coat that flows to the ground. The coat may have some curl, but for most types of this breed the coat is straight and very soft. It consists of two layers: a thick top layer and softer bottom layer. The fur on the head is usually kept long, but owners usually bundle it up on top of the head. The tail, which is set high and curled over its back, also contains a significant amount of fur. The breed's head is wide and medium-sized. Its muzzle is short with a well defined stop. The nose and eyes are both large and dark in color. Its body is compact and well defined. The neck is average in length and extends at a slight angle to its back. The breed's chest is deep and wide. Its legs are short. The front legs are straight and well-muscled and the hind legs are well muscled and angular.  Read More

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