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Breeders (Personally Rec'd)

Recommended Shih Tzu Puppy Breeders

Hi! We know how difficult it is to locate a trusted, experienced Shih Tzu puppy breeder. You really want a cute little Tzu...You've got a bunch of love to give out....But where do you find one? And be sure that the Shih Tzu puppy is healthy, has papers, was raised properly and was bred correctly?  

Your experience of choosing a Tzu puppy should be fun and exciting! For this reason, we have an Exclusive List of Shih Tzu Breeders. *NO ONE CAN SIMPLY PAY MONEY TO BE LISTED HERE*  

Our list is short for a reason! Only small home breeders whom we have extensively interviewed and have passed our very picky checklist are listed here. You can be sure that the following breeders are experienced, loving, ethical and have unwavering devotion for the Shih Tzu breed. 

If you live in a state in which a breeder is not listed, we would suggest that you look to a state that borders you. Some will drive to meet you halfway or make other arrangements to make sure that your puppy arrives to you safely. 

Have fun looking for your puppy and when you do bring home your little Tzu, please be sure to send us a photo and let us know which breeder you connected with!     

If you ever come across a breeder that claims that they have been chosen by us, please check here first! We have seen others pretend to be on our list, when in fact, we do not know them. Only the breeders shown here are our recommended breeders. Thanks!
Shih Tzu breeder in California

California - Central Coast

Shih Tzu Garden

Welcome! We are a small, in home, hobby Shih Tzu breeder in California, located between San Francisco & the Monterey/Carmel area. We offer the Crème de la Crème of Healthy, Adorable, Loving, AKC registered Purebred Shih Tzu Puppies with Champion and Tiny Imperial Lines in all the desirable rare and classic colors of the rainbow. Our Vision here at the Shih Tzu Garden is to always strive to better the breed and we raise our fur babies in a home/family environment.

• We do genetic testing on our dogs before breeding
• We offer a 2 year health guarantee plus Lifetime Support
• All puppies come with a goody bag with all the things to help you get started including, food, pedigrees of the parents, a CD full of all pictures taken since birth for your baby book, a soft blanky with the Mom and siblings scent to help the transition to your house, toys, a mystery gift, etc
• Our fur angels also come to you with a vet health checkup (written record), up to date on shots, wormings, flea treatment, very important socialization, and have been showered with lots of love!

We want you to be 100% happy with your new puppy experience and strive to exceed your expectations. We offer to approved homes only as we are very picky were our luvmufffins go. You will get love in a tiny package called a Shih Tzu! So drop by and visit us at the Shih Tzu Garden, Where Exquisite Puppies are Grown! ~ Karen
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Iowa Shih Tzu breeder


Puppies in a Box Shih Tzu

Only AKC bred puppies. Breeding for over 20 years. Quality, exquisite, well-bred little darlings available to approved homes. Genetic testing done on all parents and health guarantee. I have some of the finest puppies in the United States. Excellent health, beautiful faces and coats, clown-like personalities that are calm and easy to train. Solid rare colors, silver, blue, liver, chocolates, reds and awesome parti colors. I breed for the whole package including intelligence and do not take shortcuts. Quality speaks for itself! References always available from clients and my vets. Full three year guarantee you sign after you pick up your puppy and are fully satisfied. I have been breeding some of the finest and same lines for years, resulting in solid, healthy, intelligent and gorgeous companions! Lifetime of support. Please visit my website to see available puppies, their parents and upcoming liters. ~ Deborah
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New Jersey Shih Tzu breeder

New Jersey

High Point Shih Tzu

High Point Shih Tzu is a small, AKC Inspected & Approved, hobby breeder of standard size Shih Tzu in various colors. Most of our puppies are sold on limited registration (no breeding rights), but full registration is available to the right home breeder. My puppies and parents have wonderful, friendly, loving personalities. I have several testimonials on my website that can confirm this. They are raised in my home and are socialized by myself, my husband and my children. They are well on their way to being paper trained, if not completely trained, by the time they head to their new homes. Parents are on premises. Puppies can be seen in person after they have been vaccinated (6 weeks). Until then, I will be happy to e-mail pictures weekly so you can see how your baby is growing. I am here for the life of your puppy to answer any questions. I love hearing from my new friends and getting pictures to see how the puppies are doing once they leave us.

Puppies come with a health guarantee, Eukanuba puppy pack, their health record, AKC registration and a toy. They are vet checked before leaving, current on vaccinations, wormed and started on heartworm prevention. Most importantly, they are well socialized, happy, healthy puppies.

Please take a look at my website and see my gorgeous adults and scrumptious puppies. We just might have your next best friend. ~ Denise
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Shih Tzu breeder New York state

New York

Sonshine Shih Tzu/
Anne's Puppies

I am a Shih Tzu specialist and I learned it all from the best. ANNE'S PUPPIES started raising these puppies and Sonshine Shih Tzus will continue to bring you Quality A.K.C., Healthy, Toy, Shih Tzu from Champion Lines. We want you to have a pet that enriches you life. I feel very blessed to be able to say, "We have a the great reputation and 42 years of experience behind us; that it all started from my mom, Anne's Puppies". Her whole life has been dedicated to her love for the Lord and this wonderful Shih Tzu Line.

The Shih Tzu won my heart... I believe there is no other dog like a SHIH TZU. It is the only toy breed that is NON- HYPER, PLUS NON-SHEDDING, NON-ALLERGIC & NON-YIPPY. All puppies are seen by my Vet, before they go to their new homes. This way I know your receiving a fine healthy puppy (usually at 7-8 weeks old). Everything is kept current on parents & puppies until the day they leave our home. Health Records are given on each puppy; along with all the instruction of what vet care the puppy will still need. Puppy's shots are kept current, along with worming and parasite stool testing. Males are all DNA tested by the American Kennel Club. This club is the number one registry & have standards that have to be followed. I am in conjunction with those standards & do much more to ensure we have the best, healthy Shih Tzu in our breeding program. We also have 3 licensees and are inspected currently from A.K.C. the state of New York. I am always happy to answer any questions about our dogs. ~Laura
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Home: 315-761-4091

Ohio Shih Tzu breeder

Twa-Nas Pe-kae 
Shih Tzu

Our puppies come from beautiful well bred, healthy,intelligent Shih Tzu. Because we take pride in our Tzu, and invest the effort and time in excellent breedings. Folks who purchase my puppies appreciate the loving care I give my Shih Tzu. All that hard work does matter in health and temperaments.
  • AKC,Purebred,Excellent Quality for you.
  • Check out our Stunning Champion-sired, Akc Registered Pup's With Exceptional Pedigree's.
  • Gorgeous thick luxurious coats,Baby Doll faces.
  • Our Tzu's have Personality that Rocks!
  • Reserve your baby today. Buy with Confidence with Twa-Nas Pe-kae Shih Tzu.
We would love to help you find your healthy and fabulous little friend. We provide the best of everything we can from taking excellent care of our moms and dads to giving the new babies 100% of our love and time. Adding a well adjusted healthy puppy to your home can be a wonderful experience. ~ Twana
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Ohio Shih Tzu breeder

Patchwork Pups

Hello, from Patchwork Pups! We are a small in home breeder that loves and raises Shih Tzu. We are located near the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania.

Our Shih Tzu are raised with lots of love and care. If you choose a Tzu from us, you will get a puppy that is current on all vaccines, de-wormed and be vet checked. Your new puppy will also come with a contract and a health guarantee. Our Shih Tzu are also very socialized, because they are raised with my children and grandchildren.

We do our best to provide you with healthy and happy standard size Shih Tzu. We have some imported lines on our pedigrees, which is always unique and fun. But more importantly, we strive to raise healthy puppies for you and your family to love.

If you choose a pup from Patchwork Pups, you will receive weekly updates and pictures until he/she is ready to go home to you. You will be able to contact me anytime after getting your puppy for any support you need. I love to see updates of my puppies. Please look at our website to see our babies.~Josie
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South Dakota Shih Tzu Breeder

South Dakota

Puppies on the Prairie

Puppies on the Prairie is located on the beautiful prairie of northeastern South Dakota. We lovingly raise Shih Tzu puppies in our home. Our puppies come in a variety of colors ranging from traditional to exotic, & sizes range from small to standard. They will come to you pre-spoiled, healthy, and loved. If you are interested in purchasing one of our sweethearts, this is what you can expect from us:
  • Healthy, well-socialized darling bundles of fur
  • Professional veterinarian care starting at 6 weeks with basic vaccinations
  • Appropriate health preventatives including wormings, first dose of revolution, and sample of NuVet vitamins
  • AKC pet registration and spay/neuter requirement
  • One year replacement guarantee for genetic defects
  • A “Welcome Home” puppy basket with puppy care instructions, sample of food, treats, blanket, and toy
  • Teaching and support over the puppy’s lifetime for questions regarding care or training 
  • References are available upon request
Please visit our website to learn more about us and to meet our beautiful adults and puppies! ~Lisa
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Washington state Shih Tzu breeder


Serendipity Shih Tzu

We have enjoyed the breeding of beautiful Shih Tzu puppies for over 8 years now.

We take great pride in the quality of puppies we produce and great delight in the joy they bring to their new families.
  • Our parents are carefully selected and are all AKC registered with excellent pedigrees.
  • Our puppies are raised in our home with special attention given to early puppy development and socialization
  • We strive to breed the best possible in health, temperament, conformation, and beauty.
  • Our focus is the smaller end of the standard in a variety of gorgeous colors , both classic and rare.
  • We offer a 2 year written health guarantee, generous puppy package, and a lifetime of support.
Please take a look at our website and you will see for yourselves how exceptional our dogs are. Thank You~ Sue  
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Wisconsin Shih Tzu breeder


Sorenson's Shih Tzu

Sorenson’s Shih-Tzus is located on 28 acres in central Wisconsin near Wild Rose in beautiful Waushara. We strive to have happy, healthy pups with affectionate personalities that will go to loving, forever homes.

• Since 1994 we have been breeding quality Shih-Tzus
• Dew Claws removed, current on de-worming and shots
• Raised and socialized right in our living room
• Parents live in our home with us
• Puppies have limited AKC registration
• Guaranteed with lifetime support
• Sizes vary from 5 to 13 lbs
• Most AKC colors available, including rare solids
• References available upon request

Please visit our website to see available puppies or call us for more information. ~ Julie
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Are you a Shih Tzu breeder who would like to be listed here?  If you are a small at-home breeder of AKC Shih Tzu puppies that meet the weight guidelines, you may email us at to introduce yourself. We will then start the interview process. Do be prepared for extensive interviewing, reference checks and to let us see all aspects of your Shih Tzu's home environment. We take the matter of 'personally recommending' quite seriously. Thanks!
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