Google is a little Shih Tzu that we found at a kill shelter. We had been called to come pick up two other dogs, but when Jackie saw Goggle, well, there was just no way she was leaving this little guy behind. Just not happening!!! Google has limited vision in one eye so we do not want to place him in a home with children under the age of 5. We have qualified him for our Seniors For Seniors program, lowering his adoption fee to $100 for a senior citizen. Are you unfamiliar with the Shih Tzu breed? Pronounced SHEET-sue, they are known as alert, spunky, happy and hardy. They are bred with an underbite which gives them a constant "smile." Traditionally, their coat is kept long, with ears blending into the body, distinct mustache, and a top knot secured with a bow. However, in our Florida climate, many are clipped short to relieve them of the heat. An alert watch dog, Shih Tzus like to bark but are usually quiet in the house. Originally from China, they were a favorite of the Imperial Chinese court and so revered that for many years after the Chinese began trading with the West, they refused to sell, or even give away, any of the little dogs. It was not until 1930 that the first pair was imported to England. The life expectancy of Shih Tzus in 16 years.
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