Raja’s Book

Posted by Raja on November 14th, 2010 — Posted in

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The Journey of the Shih Tzu tells the factual story about the Shih Tzu breed- a story that spans thousands of years, journeys across continents, and the poignant role the Shih Tzu played in the cross fire of history. Shih Tzu are not just popular show dogs or stay at home balls of fluff, but hardy, accomplished, survivalists of the first order!  During their journey, they have changed from Mongolian wolves to companion dogs in the Tibetan plateau. Their mission to China was as diplomats of peace and loyal companions of emperors.  During China’s wars of the 1900’s, only a very few ancestors of today’s modern dogs managed to escape to happy homes all over the world. The story itself is narrated by Raja the Shih Tzu and is based on years of research. This historical breed fancy hardcover book is beautifully illustrated with Shih Tzu themed Himalayan and Asian art and creative photo images.  Discover how the Shih Tzu embodies a playful, living representation of the evolutionary blueprint of diverse skills and natural inclinations that is a trademark of this remarkable, versatile Himalayan dog.

The Journey of the Shih Tzu is not only a perfect collectible gift for Shih Tzu owners but it also appeals to those interested in canine history, Asian history, and it also makes for a great children’s book.

  • Authors: Helen Fazio and Raja
  • Format: Hardcover 42 pages, 19 color glossy illustrations
  • Publication Date: September 2010
  • Publisher: Travel Dog Books
  • ISBN – 13: 9780615396866
  • ISBN: 978615396866
  • UPC : 0 13964 20457

Price $19.95 – Free Shipping


8 Comments

Comment by April

How exciting. A great holiday gift idea. I’m buying 2 now for my grandkids who have a shih tzu.

Posted on November 14, 2010 at 6:04 pm

Comment by Mary

We got our shih tzu puppy from a friend and are so curious to learn about this breed. Thanks Helen for writing this great book.

Posted on November 14, 2010 at 6:06 pm

Comment by Edna J.

My sister will love this. She’s obsessed with all things shih tzu. Is it in stores too?

Posted on November 14, 2010 at 7:19 pm

Comment by Mark and Patty Dee

Oh we’re so excited for this book, we’ve had Shih Tzus for 30 years and only recently learned of their place in the history of China, Tibet, Europe and America. Thank you Helen. Can’t wait to receive our copy.

Posted on November 15, 2010 at 12:09 pm

Comment by Raja

Thanks Edna, I hope she does. No, the book is currently exclusively sold on traveldogbooks.com

Posted on November 15, 2010 at 2:13 pm

Comment by Patty

Helen & Raja.. what a great Christmas gift for my Shih Tzu friends… we are off to get our order in !

Posted on November 22, 2010 at 3:58 am

Comment by Sally and the boyzzzzzz

Helen and Raja!
What a fantastic book when we get pennies we are going to get one! congratulations and how marvellous looks wonderful!

Posted on November 23, 2010 at 5:25 pm

Comment by Barbara

Love, love, love the book. Read it to my Shih Tzu, Zoey…she loves sitting on my lap and being read to. :-)

Posted on November 29, 2010 at 11:03 am

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