Important Links For Puppy Buyers

These are - in my opinion - the most imporant pages to visit if you are starting your search for a Shih Tzu:

The American Shih Tzu Club

The ASTC exists to provide information and education about the Shih Tzu - period.  They are the national breed club and the ambassador for the preservation of the Shih Tzu.  Their goal if for every Shih Tzu to look like a Shih Tzu and for every Shih Tzu to be healthy.  Their website provides countless resources for the puppy buyer to educate themselves before bringing a new dog home whether that dog is a puppy or an adult. 

The Shih Tzu Breed Standard

The breed standard is the blueprint for the perfect Shih Tzu.  Keep in mind, there is no perfect dog.  But a good breeder will use the standard as a goal.  While I don't breed perfect dogs, I try to produce dogs that meet the standard in fit, form and function as outlined in the standard.  In other words, if my dogs meet this blueprint they are structurally sound with good temperament.  That means many years to you as a buyer of one of my puppies because a structurally sound dog will have less problems down the road as they age.  A good temperamented dog means a good companion to you for all of those years.

I Don't Want A Show Dog; I Just Want A Pet

If these words have crossed your lips or even entered into your train of thought as you search for your new family member - this article is REQUIRED reading.