Etymology
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shih-tzu (n.)

also shih tzu, breed of small long-haired dog, 1921, from Chinese shizigou, from shi "lion" + zi "son" + gou "dog."

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Definitions of shih-tzu

Shih-Tzu (n.)
a Chinese breed of small dog similar to a Pekingese;
From wordnet.princeton.edu