Shih Tzus (whose name means "Lion") are a breed originating from Tibet, brought to China, who's most well known characteristics are the short, broad muzzle and long, gracefully flowing hair. They are a breed of beauty and have long added their class and sophistication to the show scene. Shih Tzus have great temperment and make wonderful family pets. They crave attention and reward their owners many times over with their love and devotion. Whether they are strutting down the runway or curled up in your lap, they will find their way into your heart.