The Truth About Miniature, Tea Cup & Imperial Shih Tzu Dogs
The AKC recognizes only 1 Shih Tzu breed dog. The dog weighs between 9 and 16 pounds (4.08 to 7.25 kilograms).
What are Imperial Shih Tzu dogs?
Many times, when a breeder breeds for dogs on the lower end of the weight scale (closer to the 9 pound weight), they will use the term of Imperial, Teacup and so forth.
Let's discuss the terms of Imperial, Toy and Miniature.
So many people love tiny dogs. There is a great market all over the world of people wanting a very small dog.