Theories of Development of Shih Tzu

@fairydew (180)
United States
December 25, 2008 1:13am CST
One theory of shih tzu development is that these ancestors of the modern shih tzu were presented by Tibetan Lamas to royal visitors from Chinese courts and taken by them back to Peking, where they were nurtured and cherished as prized possessions of the emperors, and members of the court. Another theory is that the Shih Tzu were exchanged by royal travelers and merchants who were of many cultures and societies traveling along that segment of the ancient "silk Trade Route" that runs in a generally west to east route from Lhasa, Tibet, to Peking (now known as Beijing), China.
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