The taxonomy of a SHIH TZU
by: Nikeya

The Shih Tzu is a sturdy little dog with a short muzzle and large dark eyes.

What is a Taxonomy to me?

Taxonomy means the classification of something, especially organism. There are 7 levels of taxonomy, each more specific than the last. These levels are called Taxon and they include Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, and Species.

Each is named using a 2-part name system: genus and species.

taxonomy of a shih tzu

Taxonomy of a Shih Tzu:

Kingdom: Animalia-These organisms are multicellular and eukaryotic. Most animals are motile, meaning they can move around on their own. These organisms must eat other organisms for survival, making them heterotrophic

Phylum: Chordata-

Class: Mammalia

Order: Carnivors

Family: Canidae

Genus: Canis

Species: lupus

Where are shin tzu's located?

Here are some interesting facts about a shih tzu.

The life of a shih tzu

Shih Tzu's often spend their time in side the house instead of outside.  Because of their long coat and fast-growing hair, regular grooming is necessary, which may be costly and should be considered when looking forward to having this dog breed. Although a Shih Tzu's temperature varies from dog to dog, the breed has a personality and temperament that is loyal, affectionate, outgoing, and alert.

These fury animals comes in a range of colors that include various shades of gold, white, brown, and black. Other colors include black mask gold, black and white, solid black, solid liver, liver and white, brindle, white, red and white, and grey and white.Their name comes from the Chinese Language word for "lion dog" because this kind of dog was bred to resemble "the lion as depicted in traditional oriental art,"such as the Chinese guardian lion.

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