Mia and Hatch The Shih-Tzu Pups visited Us In Ceres

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Here’s a nice family portrait including two Shih-Tzu pets named Mia and Hatch. As unlikely as it seems, DNA analysis shows the Shih-Tzu to be one of the ancient breeds – and that means that Mia and Hatchi are closely related to wolves! In ancient times these and the Lhasa Apso were favored by Chinese royalty and the breeding was carefully controlled. Called ‘Lion Dogs’, their long silky hair does not shed and is hypoallergenic, but the bad news is that this hair can grow to the ground and requires either constant grooming or it must be clipped. – Geoffrey Antipa

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