The Chinese Imperial Dog is a breed that is often surrounded by controversy. This is because the American Kennel Club does not recognize the Chinese Imperial Dog as a breed unto its own; then there are those who believe that the Chinese Imperial is simply a smaller version of the Shih Tzu. In fact, some even refer to them as a "teacup" Shih Tzu. Regardless of this debate, the Chinese Imperial Dog will be a companion that needs only a modicum of daily activity. In fact, the Chinese Imperial Dog can benefit from indoor activities such as learning tricks, maneuvering an indoor obstacle course, and playing a few simple, interactive games.
The Chinese Imperial Dog is proof that fun and excitement often comes small packages! However, this sweet pooch really just wants to spend time playing with you. Teach them tricks, take them for walks, and create opportunities for fun such as playing in water. Keep them busy, and you will see a pup that stays out of mischief and is well-behaved.