11 Beloved Dog Breeds and the Fascinating Origins of Their Names
How did a schnauzer, a beagle, or a Dalmation get its name? Here, interesting facts about how popular dog breeds earned their names.
Shih Tzu: “Little Lion”
Shih tzu is derived from the Chinese name for these dogs, which translates to “little lion.” These tiny long-haired dogs weren’t actually thought to resemble lions, but they did resemble lions as they were depicted in ancient Chinese painting and sculpture. (And who doesn’t like saying “shih tzu”?) Follow this guide to picking the best dog breed for you.
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