How do you say Shih Tzu correctly? Shih Tzu is pronounced “she-dzoo,” not with a swear word in it.
How do you write the plural of dog? Since adding an “s” without an apostrophe is the most common way of making a plural noun (dogs), it is both important to mark the difference between the plural (dogs) and the possessive (dog’s) in written text.
Is Shih Tzu a proper noun? Breed names from proper nouns (note that in some cases the proper noun is followed by a lowercase common noun): Chihuahua, Dalmatian, English setter, German shepherd, Jack Russell terrier, Labrador retriever, Shih Tzu, Rottweiler, Weimaraner, Welsh corgi and Yorkshire terrier, among others.
What would you call Shih Tzu? Shih Tzu were nicknamed the Chrysanthemum Dog in England in the 1930s. The dog may also be called the Tibetan Lion Dog, but whether the breed should be referred to as “Tibetan” or “Chinese” is a source of both historical and political contention, as the subsequent section notes.