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This Shih Tzu by Hansa is made from a thick pile plush fabric in off white with rich chestnut coloured patches. It is softly stuffed and has support deep in the front legs which can adjust the postion of them slightly.
It is made to the highest standards from the finest materials and carries the CE label so it is safe for children (not under 36 months) and is surface washable.
Size approx. 14.5" (37cm) nose to bum and 10.25"(26cm) in height.
The Shih Tzu is a sturdy little dog with a short muzzle and large dark eyes. They have a soft and long double coat. Some of them have more short, curly hair. This is purely a choice made by the owners.
A Shih Tzu should stand no more than 26.7 cm (10½ in.) at the withers and with an ideal weight of 4.5 to 7.3 kg (10 to 16 lbs). Drop ears are covered with long fur and the heavily furred tail is carried curled over the back. The coat may be of any colour, though white and with blazes of grey are frequently seen.
The Shih Tzu is slightly longer than tall, and bigger dogs ideally should carry themselves "with distinctly arrogant carriage". A very noticeable feature is the underbite, which is required in the breed standard.