Chinese Imperial Dog
The Chinese Imperial Dog’s have sweet facial expressions and have wide innocent eyes. It is a compact, well-boned and muscled dog. They have wrinkly, short-muzzled face and a curled tail. They prove to b a great companion and a family pet.
These dogs are also known as the Chinese Imperial Shih Tzu, Imperial Shih Tzu, Teacup Shih Tzu, Miniature Shih Tzu, and Tiny Toy Shih Tzu.
The ancestors of Chinese Imperial Dog originated in the Imperial Palace of China. The dogs were also called Hah-Pah, and solid colored imperials were called Chin Ssu Ha-Pah in the Chinese Imperial Palace After coming to the USA there were always breeders that bred the smaller dogs but the Chinese Imperial Dog did not receive recognition until March 2005.
The Chinese Imperial Dog is identical in appearance to the Shih Tzu. They are tiny dogs and almost half the size of a Shih Tzu. They stand less than 8½ inches tall at the shoulder. They weigh between 4 to 7 pounds. They have round eyes are also considerably larger in proportion to body size. Their coat’s colors can come in virtually any color ranging from black to cream and white, it can be solid, tri-colored or bi-colored, with black and white.
The Chinese Imperial Dog is a family pet and companion. They are powerful, joyful, playful little dogs which are affectionate and loving .They are intelligent, friendly, trusting and energetic. They are vivacious and cooperative .The Chinese Imperial Dog is playful and energetic. These dogs need daily walks to burn mental and physical energy. Play can take care of a lot of their exercise needs. They enjoy a good romp in an open area.
There is no health studies conducted on the Chinese Imperial Dog specifically, that makes it impossible to make any definitive statements about the breed as a unique entity. Thousands of Chinese Imperial Dogs have been included in Shih Tzu health surveys so any health information about them is likely to apply to the Chinese Imperial Dog as well.
Indoor play meets most of the exercise needs, but Chinese Imperial Dogs love long walks and playtime in a fenced-in yard. They cannot regulate their body temperature easily, making them highly prone to heat exposure and they should never be over exercised or left outside in hot weather. These dogs are well-suited to apartment life.