Shih Tzu | FEMALE | 9 YEARS OLD | Manhattan, KS

CLUB DOG MEMBER SINCE: January 4, 2014


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About Me

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Hi! My name is Angelina. I am a Shih Tzu from Manhattan, KS

Nicknames: Angelina, Lina, Jules, princess, stinker, spoiled, Julia,
Birth Day, Month and Year: 4/20/2007
Age: 9
Weight: 10 lbs. or less
Gender: F
Education: She is a certified therapy dog, who loves to make people happy. She has quite the trick resumé, but will only preform if she wants to. She has "selective" hearing, She can hear words such as "walk" or "treat" but seems deaf to "grooming" or "bath" or "vet." She loves to be carried around. She has quite a large clothing and bow collection. She is a princess, she will not go outside of it is wet or snowy unless she has her coat and booties. She loves to play, but her VERY favorite pastime is to snuggle. She is a late sleeper, and will sleep until noon most days. Even though she is only 6 pounds, she has a way of stealing the very middle if the bed, and pushing me over to the side.
My pet peeves: Getting wet! ~~~The Chinese Imperial dog was first accepted as it's own breed separate from the Shih Tzu by the NCA as of March 2005 and by the CPR, UABR, and the NKC in 2006. The Chinese Imperial Dog is also internationally recognized by the IPDBA. A breed club has been formed to support this new breed and is dedicated to promoting and preserving this wonderful little dog.~~~
My hobbies: Sleeping, people, playing
My favorite hang out spot? The ancestors of our Chinese Imperial Dog originated in the Imperial Palace Of China. The Chinese Imperial Dog was called Imperial, Hah-Pah, and the solid colored imperials were called Chin Ssu Ha-Pah in the Chinese Imperial Palace. In early English books they are called Imperial or “Pekinese Type” when they didn’t know what to call them. The Imperial was always a separate dog from the Pekinese, Shih Tzu and Lhasa Apso. They were being bred along side them in the very early days but they were not the same dog. The Shih Tzu came much later.2 When an Imperial became too large then it was put to death as it was highly undesirable. As you can see from this antique Chinese fan that the Imperial was a small dog indeed.1 In later years these larger Imperials were called a Shih Tzu. This puts to death a rumor that an Imperial is a Shih Tzu and that a Shih Tzu is a mix between a Llasa and a Pekinese. The Shih Tzu, Pekinese and Imperial have been completely separate breeds of dogs for more that 2000 years. The early ancestors of the Imperial were given to the emperors of the Manchu dynasty of China as gifts of great honor and were only allowed to be owned by the emperors. In China the dogs became little temple dogs and were kept in the palace and carefully guarded and cared for by the court eunuchs. As the lion dogs were the property of the Royal family, they were not widely known outside the Imperial Palace and it is said that anyone unlawfully owning one was sentenced to death. However, it is thought that puppies, which did not meet the Dowager Empress’s high standards, were secretly sold by the eunuchs to the nobility outside the palace. The Dowager Empress Tzu-Hsi was greatly interested in dogs and during her reign she was personally concerned with their breeding and welfare. They were bred to be loyal companions, bed warmers and would lie across the feet of the Emperor and Empress, as you would take care of court business to keep their feet warm. She would keep a few Imperials and Shih Tzu around her at all times. At one time it was the fashion for the dogs to be carried in their kimono sleeves.
My favorite grub: Nutro small breed and Nutro lamb meal
My favorite treat: Chicken or steak
My favorite tricks: To pretend she doesn't hear you she knows rollover, wave, down, stay, sit, shake, crawl, spin, dance, speak, agility, fetch,
What I love about my owner: Snuggling, being carried around
Motto "Small dogs have full hearts and big personalities"
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