The Shih Tzu is an AKC registered dog breed. The following article reviews the breed.
Shih Tzu dogs are wonderful companion pets. To come up with good names, we need to learn the character, history, attribute, appearance, and temperament of the Shih Tzu. Here are a few favorite Shih Tzu Names.
Shih Tzu really means lion dog. It is breed to look like a lion. The head grows long silky hair which resembles the head of lion. Leola, Leon, Leona, Leontyne, and Lionel are Latin names which means lion. The name was derived from Leo. Apparently, Leo is also a favorite name.
Since lion is brave and strong animal, the German came up with Len and Leonard. Len means brave lion, while Leonard means strong as lion. Both are male names. Len do not have much variation that is ever recorded. However, Lenny is the best German variation for Len.
The same goes for Leonard. The only German variation may be Leonardo. The letter O at the end signifies a male pet name. Actually, the name can pass as Spanish name as well.
In other origin, the choices are Ari (Hebrew), Ly (Vietnamese), and Singh (Indian). Again, the names mean lion.
Shih Tzu originated from China. Most probably, the pet came from Tibet. With DNA analysis, we can confirm the origin of the breed. Recently, the DNA analysis confirms the origin which is Tibet. It also proved that the breed existed for over ten thousand years. Hence, Shih Tzu is one of the most ancient breeds.
The breed is highly popular breed in palaces. Rulers or Emperors must love the playfulness, smartness, trustfulness, and sweetness of the pet. It would stay comfortably on the lap of the owners.
Because the pet lived in the palaces, the pet must have received so much care and attention from the owners and servants. Eventually, the care and attention may have spoiled the pet. It may be the reason why the Shih Tzu dogs can not stand without the owners. Without the owners, the pet starts to feel stress, sad, and restless.
Since Shih Tzu is one of the brightest or smartest breed, we can look at bright names. Bert and Burt are German names meaning bright. If you have a pack of Shih Tzu, the leader of the pack may be name as Berthold. The name means bright ruler or leader.
The pet comes in various colors, although the pet is usually white with a hint of brown or tan. The pet is also small. The pet stands up to twelve inches in height. Often, the dogs behave with high, royal, noble, arrogant, or proud stature. The pets are quite furry, but the pets do not shred too much fur. Hence, the pet is recognized as hypoallergenic. The body is slightly longer in comparison with the feet.
Breanna, Breanne, Breonna, Bria, Brian, Briana, Brianna, Brionna, Bryan, Bryana, Bryanna, and Bryant are names which means noble. The names are all Gaelic names too. There are also from other origin like Acelin (French), Adelle (German), Arya (Sanskrit), and Edsel (German).
The Chinese introduces the Shih Tzu in Europe in 1930. The pet grew in popularity in Europe. After the World War II, the American military brought the pets to America. Around 1969, the American Kennel Club registered the dog breed.
In conclusion, the Shih Tzu dogs are great lap and companion pets. With its playfulness, intelligence, appearance, history, and behavior, we can come up with absolutely perfect pet names.
Dennis Estrada owns and operates dog names, and dog names meaning bright websites as a hobby.
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