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) – 6,766 followers
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) – 10,100 followers
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. Gigi has just over 10,000 followers on the photo-sharing app.
18) Teddy (@teddy_shih_tzu_) – 22,000 followers
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) – 26,200 followers
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) – 29,200 followers
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. He’s got over 29,200 followers.
15) Brodie and Olivia (@brodietzusmom) – 32,900 followers
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) – 33,100 followers
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) – 41,200 followers
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) – 47,300 followers
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) – 50,000 followers
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) – 52,900 followers
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) – 55,400 followers
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. Muiffin has over 55,400 followers on the social media website.
8) Fluff Dog Crew (@fluffdogcrew) – 67,900 followers
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) – 74,100 followers
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. He’s got a big following of 74,000 followers.
6) Athena (@athena_the_shihtzu) – 80,500 followers
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. Athena has got a dedicated following of over 80,000 people on Instagram.
5) Ralphie (@ralphie_the_sith_tzu) – 82,700 followers
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) – 94,500 followers
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) – 94,600 followers
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. Together, they’ve amassed a following of nearly 95,000 fans.
2) Munchkin (@munchkintheteddybear) – 116,000 followers
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) – 522,000 followers
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.
Bonus Shih Tzu: Marnie The Dog (@marniethedog) – 1.8 million followers
Marnie (@marniethedog) is Instagram’s most famous Shih Tzu but unfortunately passed away at the age of 18 in March 2020. She’s a Shih Tzu that was adopted from a shelter at the age of 11. She’s an advocate for adopting dogs – especially senior dogs. With 1.8 million followers on Instagram, Phyllis is now continuing Marnie’s legacy.
Bonus: Shih Tzu of Instagram
If we haven’t satisfied your appetite for Shih Tzu photos, we recommend checking out Shih Tzus of Instagram (@shihtzusofinstagram).