The oldest recordings of the Shih Tzu breed can be traced back and seen in tapestries dating back over 2000 years in Ancient China.
The Imperial Shih Tzu has spikes of energy. But, because they are so tiny, they tend to wear themselves out quickly. They may be hyper-energetic for a bit and go napping for hours.
Because of their lovable nature and easy adaptability, the teacup Shih Tzu can get along well with children and other dogs.
Due to the Imperial Shih Tzus’ curiosity, they can bark a lot at strangers or anything that sparks their interest. They may also bark as a warning, as a way to get your attention, or as a distress signal.
Although the teacup Shih Tzu is an obedient, willing little dog, they can become stubborn if not exposed to early puppy training.