Shih Tzu Dog Names in Pop Culture
Dougie the Shih Tzu generally takes the lead role in his videos, but, often he will be accompanied by fellow Shih Tzu, Marnie the Dog. In one particular posting, Dougie and Marnie were featured together on an Instagram photo with the caption "Shih Tzu powers unite!"
Marnie is a special Shih Tzu as well. Although many Shih Tzus throughout history have traditionally been literally given "the royal treatment," Marnie spent the first years of her life on the streets of Connecticut. The local animal control picked her up and brought her to an animal shelter, where she was adopted by Shirley Braha, her current owner. Marnie has a permanent head tilt - and her tongue sticks out to one side - due to a vestibular disease. Marnie was brought to the shelter in August 2012. She is approximately fifteen years old. Marnie has approximately 2.1 million followers on Instagram, and she also had quite a following on the now-defunct app Vine.
Several Shih Tzus have been owned by celebrities over time - Queen Elizabeth owned a Shih Tzu named Choo Choo, and Mariah Carey owns two Shih Tzus named Bing and Bong. (Yes, the Shih Tzus are twins.) Nicole Richie is the proud owner of a Shih Tzu named Honeychild. Richie and her pooch have been photographed together in public many times over the years. Former American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino also owns a Shih Tzu named Diva.
Most owners agree that their Shih is a special dog, and they often treat their pooch as a beloved family member rather than a pet. This is evident in names such as Bailey, Bella, and Brittany - names more often associated with humans more so than pooches.
Shih Tzu Dog Name Considerations
At one time, the Shih Tzu was considered so sacred that a person could only own a Shih Tzu if he or she was gifted the dog by the Dalai Lama. Marco Polo referred to the Shih Tzu as a dog who was capable of training lions; however, it is more likely that the Shih Tzu was placed there to calm lions down rather than actually train them.
Some owners choose monikers for their pup that give a nod to the royal past of the Shih Tzu. Legend has it that the Imperial Shih Tzus had their own palace, and when the Empress T'zu Hsi entered the dog's accommodations, the little dogs would sit on their haunches and wave to her. Names such as Duchess, Princess, Duke, and Prince fit the royal past of the Shih Tzu. Other owners make give the dog a name such as Muffin or Cuddles that demonstrate the dog's companionship and general cuteness.
Community Dogs with Shih Tzu Names
all my dogs always die,so i hope she stays alive
She was named after the ewoks from starwars because that is what they look like.
Cooper sounds cute and friendly and it fits this dog perfectly
She has a black and white face, her body is white and she has no tail and her butt is black. Hence the name Oreo.