Shih Tzu are sometimes known as the little lion dog.
They’re a popular breed with pet owners around the world thanks to their friendly personalities and petite frames.
Shih Tzu is pronounced in the West “sheed-zoo” or “sheet-su” but the Chinese say “sher-zer”.
The American Kennel Club rank the Shih Tzu as the 20th most popular dog breed in the USA.
The Shih Tzu has proven to be a popular dog in the USA – and they’re equally as popular on social media.
In this article, we’re going to check out 20 Shih Tzu dogs to follow, plus two bonus accounts.
20) Akasha (@loveakasha)
Akasha (@loveakasha) is a beautiful black Shih Tzu. Obsessed with toys, this jet black little dog is hoping to create a happier and healthier world for Shin Tzus and their pet parents. Akasha has a following of just under 7,000.
19) Gigi (@shihtzu.gigi)
Gigi (@shihtzu.gigi) is a black and white Shih Tzu. He loves belly rubs and treats on treats on treats. This Texan pup is a 10 year old who likes some Netflix and chill.
18) Teddy (@teddy_shih_tzu_)
Next up we’ve got an imperial Shih Tzu called Teddy (@teddy_shih_tzu_). He’s a sock thief and back licker. Teddy is described as a “demanding paw” who is three. Teddy lives in the United Kingdom and loves to sport a stylish bandana.
17) Koki (@kokistateofmind)
We’ve got an adorable rescue pup next in this feature. Koki (@kokistateofmind) has an old soul. He likes to share a glimpse of his happy life in New York City with his two dads. Koki is an advocate for “adopt don’t shop”.
16) Beckett (@barks4beckett)
Beckett (@barks4beckett) is a purebred Shih Tzu who is based in Chicago. This little character is fluffy and outgoing. Beckett is a treat lover who will quickly win you over.
15) Brodie and Olivia (@brodietzusmom)
Brodie and Olivia (@brodietzusmom) are a Shih Tzu brother and sister. Brodie is the older brother at the age of nine, while Olivia is his baby sister at 11 months. You’ll usually find these guys with a top bun or a outfit.
14) Jazzy (@shihtzujazz)
We’ve got Jazzy (@shihtzujazz) up next. Jazzy is a cross-eyed little pup with a wet nose. In fact, Jazzy will sneeze on you when the excitement levels reach a crescendo. In spite of this funny little habit, Jazzy is still a hit with everyone!
13) Ollie (@ollieallday)
Ollie (@ollieallday) is a Shih Tzu with over 40,000 followers on Instagram. Ollie’s the name, cuteness is his game! He’s a registered therapy dog living in Maine, USA. Ollie has a charming face that will quickly win you over.
12) Puchi (@fabulous_shihtzu)
Puchi (@fabulous_shihtzu) is described as a spoiled little diva, which she blames on her breed and upbringing. Puchi likes to express her feeling through her facial expressions. The chief entertaining office of Fluff & Stuff has a number of hobbies, including sarcasm and sleep.
11) Sparkles (@sparklesthediva)
Sparkles (@sparklesthediva) is an influencer and a model. He’s a nine year old with a passion for fashion. Sparkles lives in Atlanta with over 50,000 followers on Instagram. As her Instagram tag suggests, Sparkles is a fashionable little diva.
10) Potato McTater (@potato_mctater)
Potato McTater (@potato_mctater) is a small potato in the big apple. He’s a five-year-old Shih Tzu with nearly 53,000 followers. Potato has a charming face that will make you melt. If you’re looking for a fluffy friend, Potato is your pup.
9) Muffin (@muffincan)
Muffin (@muffincan) has one big hobby: eating. He’s an 11-year-old Shih Tzu living in Singapore. He’s got beautiful markings on his face with lots of floof.
8) Fluff Dog Crew (@fluffdogcrew)
Fluff Dog Crew (@fluffdogcrew) are two stylish pups who have a soft spot for fashion. They’ve got a lot of colorful outfits and no shortage of eyecatching shades. Fluff Dog Crew have amassed a following close to 70,000 fans.
7) King Binky (@shihtzybinky)
King Binky (@shihtzybinky) is our first Shih Tzu living in the Netherlands. He’s a male Shih Tzu who is eight. King Binky loves to eat likes all good doggos.
6) Athena (@athena_the_shihtzu)
Athena (@athena_the_shihtzu) is a fashion model who lives to events and travel as much as possible. This beautiful dog is a CEO of Paws Luxury in Los Angeles.
5) Ralphie (@ralphie_the_sith_tzu)
Next up we’ve got Ralphie and Maisie (@ralphie_the_sith_tzu), who are big fans of Star Wars. Ralphie came first before Maisie joined to complete this adorable double act. Maisie has earned the nickname the Last Jedi.
4) Simba (@pawsofsimba)
Simba (@pawsofsimba) was born in California but lives in Minnesota. This little character has inviting brown eyes and a beautiful cream colored coat. Simba is fast closing in on the 100,000 milestone.
3) Jersey Shih Tzu (@jerseyshihtzu)
It’s Shih Tzu time! You’ll have heard of Jersey Shore but now it’s time to meet Jersey Shih Tzu (@jerseyshihtzu). Ryder, Lizzy, Bailey, Emme, Harper-Louise, Winnier and Starr make up this cute Jersey crew.
2) Munchkin (@munchkintheteddybear)
We’re heading back to Los Angeles to meet Munchkin (@munchkintheteddybear). She’s a female Shih Tzu with a big following on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube. She’s got the social media game figured out! With an appearance like a teddy bear, it’s little surprise Munchkin has over 116,000 followers.
1) Dougie (@dailydougie)
Dougie (@dailydougie) is a Shih Tzu living in the East Bay, California. Dougie has a huge follow on Instagram but he’s also got nearly 95,000 fans on Facebook. Proving that Shih Tzu are one of darling dogs of social media, Dougie has a big presence on YouTube.