Where do shih tzus come from?

Shih tzus come from Tibet.

While its origins are not fully clear, there is evidence that the breed has a history dating back thousands of years.

It is believed that Shih Tzus were created by Tibetan Monks who offered them as gifts to the Chinese Emperors of the time.

These dogs were then bred with Pugs and Pekingese to make them look as much like lions as possible, thereby creating the shih tzus we know today.