The Shih Tzu is a dog with roots in Tibet, where it was bred most likely as a cross between a Pekingese and a Lhasa Apso. This dog, considered to be holy due to the fact that it resembles a lion (which is representative of a Buddhist god), is small with long hair, ears, and tail and is usually black and white in color with few variations. Some people choose to groom their Shih Tzus so that the hair is kept shorter for greater comfort in warmer climates, as well a less hassle with daily brushings and a reduction in the collection of dirt and grime.
When you choose Shih Tzu dog names, you should think about several things. You can reference the color, the size, the appearance of a lion, or even the origin of the dog. The last of these would have you choosing a name from among Asian cultures. Of course, you want the name to fit your dog’s personality as well, so Shih Tzu dog names should reflect a friendly personality and their alert nature that makes them excellent watchdogs.
Below are some suggestions for good Shih Tzu dog names. While you can come up with your own all day long, these are some fitting ideas culturally, by personality, and physically that mesh well with your dog in case you come to a roadblock in picking one out.