Shih Tzu

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Etymology[edit]

From Mandarin Wade-Giles Romanisation: shih1-tzu0; trad. 獅子, simpl. 狮子 (pinyin: shīzi) ("lion"), as a contraction of trad. 獅子狗, simpl. 狮子狗 (pinyin: shīzi gǒu); Wade-Giles: shih1-tzu0 kou3 ("lion dog").

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Shih Tzu (plural Shih Tzus or Shih Tzu)

  1. (not used in plural form) A small dog breed which originated in China.
  2. (countable) A dog of that breed.