Tzu is a small sturdy dog covered over with an abundant
double coat of long hair lined with a woolly undercoat.
It is a proud looking little dog that has hair above
the nose growing upward, creating a "chrysanthemum"
face. It has a rounded head with a profuse beard and
mustache, short hairy muzzle and a black nose. The liver-colored
dogs have liver noses. It has a definite stop. Its large,
round eyes are wide-set and dark on most dogs, but the
lighter on liver and blue colored dogs. Its pendant
ears are so covered with hair that they blend right
into the body coat. The teeth from a level or undershot
bite. Its topline is level and its body is slightly
longer than the height at the withers. The tail is heavily
plumped and curled over the back.