Shih Tzu dogs are believed to have originated in Tibet or ancient China. Favored by royalty, they were bred to resemble lions and called Little Lion Dogs. They are intelligent and gentle and make delightful, devoted pets.
The Shih Tzu measures 3". Each figural glass ornament produced by Old World Christmas is hand crafted in age-old tradition using the same techniques that originated in the 1800's. Molten glass is mouth-blown into finely carved molds made exclusively for Old World Christmas, before a hot solution of liquid silver is poured inside. The ornaments are then hand-painted and glittered in a series of labor-intensive steps to achieve the beautiful creations.