I have been breeding Shih Tzu’s for 15 years. These dogs are great companions for all ages. I do not permit other dogs to come into my home. (Of course, my past puppies are always welcome for a visit.) I breed for intelligence, disposition, and temperament. These loving, affectionate dogs are raised in my home. My home has been inspected by the AKC.
My recommendation is that you not rush when deciding to buy a puppy. Early training is necessary and they learn fast. As with any task, you must be consistent to get the results you desire. This breed enjoys being where you are and loves to sit on your lap, as you allow. They do require regular grooming. Be ready to commit to their needs, when you decide you want to add to your “family”.
I have lived in the Shenandoah Valley most of my life and have reared my children here. The dogs are an integral part of my family’s life. My grandchildren love the dogs, especially when the new puppies arrive. It is always an exciting time.