We are a small hobby breeder located in the Chicago area. Although we are rather new to the Breed (purchasing our first Shih Tzu show dog in 2009), we have finished a number of Champions of other breeds in past years and have finished several Shih Tzu in the last few years.
Since devoting ourselves to Shih Tzu, we have been fortunate in purchasing exceptional dogs from exceptional breeders who mentor us wonderfully. Our dogs live with us in our home and we consider each one a member of our family.
We prefer to handle our dogs in the show ring as we feel that if we finish a dog ourselves in a reasonable period of time we can say with confidence that he or she is a worthy representative of the breed. Some dogs simply do not like the show ring, or other issues may arise that prevent them from being exhibited: in this case we will retain the dog for breeding if we feel it is a good representative of the breed.
We breed occasionally in hopes of producing our next show puppy and sometimes have pet puppies available to qualified homes. We do NOT sell dogs for breeding purposes: all pet puppies are sold on a spay/neuter contract with AKC limited registration and contracts WILL be enforced as necessary.
We strongly feel that the most important considerations in breeding are good health, proper temperament and breed type. We do not allow puppies to leave our home prior to 12 weeks of age (16 weeks if Bile Acid testing is requested). Pet puppy prices start at $1,200.00.
Occasionally, we will have retired adults available (ages 2-5 years). They will be shown on the "Nursery" page.