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  • The Shih Tzu name comes from the Chinese Mandarin translation “sure-ds”, the “ds” translates as Lion Dog;
  • The Shih Tzu is also known as the Chrysanthemum Dog in the US because of the shape of its face;
  • The Lhasa Apso name comes from the Tibetan name Apso Seng Kyi which translates as “Bark Lion Sentinel Dog”;

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