Saturday, November 12, 2011

Transformation, part 2 - Shih Tzu collage

The above is an example of a transformation from photograph to pet portrait. The little girl above, photographed in a Chinese restaurant, was a perfect model for an "I Love Shih Tzus" collage.

Shih Tzus were cherished by Chinese royals as prized house pets for over a thousand years.

The name translates as Lion Dog, so named because Shih Tzus were bred to resemble "the lion as depicted in traditional oriental art."

Also known as the Tibetan Lion Dog, there is some argument as to whether the breed is Tibetan or Chinese.

Ozzy, my Godson, is a Shih Tzu/Tibetan Terrier mix. He's adorable. No argument there.


  1. I don't think you can get any cuter than that! LOVE the collage!!!