Shih Tzus have been around for over 1,000 years, and they’re here to stay! In fact, newer varieties of these “Lion Dogs” are appearing over time as they are mixed with other breeds. Many of them still retain their trademark big round eyes and luxurious hair but with a fun twist! How many of these mixes do you know?
The Mal Shih, a Maltese-Shih Tzu mix, still has the signature hair color of Shihs but with a dash of white. Other popular mixes include the Shih Chi (Shih Tzu + Chihuahua) and the Bea Tzu (Beagle + Shih Tzu), which possess features of both parents with a strong Shih Tzu influence!
It’s impressive to know that there are 41 of these Shih Tzu mixes – and still growing – that perhaps you’ve never heard of! Let’s take a look at them now and discover all the cool things about each pup.