Shih Tzu

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Etymology[edit]

From Mandarin Wade-Giles Romanisation: shih1-tzu0; 獅子狮子 (shīzi, “lion”), as a contraction of 獅子狗狮子狗 (shīzi gǒu, “lion dog”); Wade-Giles: shih1-tzu0 kou3.

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Noun[edit]

Shih Tzu ‎(plural Shih Tzus or Shih Tzu)

  1. (singularonly) A small dog breed which originated in China.
  2. (countable) A dog of that breed.