Website updated October 12, 2014
New puppies are here! See our Nursery for first puppy pictures! We also have some exciting litters planned, please see our Planned litter page. A new beauty has joined us, the last daughter of our now retired Int. Champ Pacey. See her on our Upcoming Beautys Page. Please also enjoy some new pictures of our adults as we have time to take them on our Beautys, Gentlemen and Upcoming Beautys Page.
Beauty's Tiny Shih Tzu is a small home based California Shih Tzu breeder specializing in show stopping Imperial Shih Tzu with the ultra smooshy baby doll faces, sweet family oriented temperaments and excellent health. We breed for quality not quantity and have only a few litters a year. We offer a 5 year health guarantee against life threatening genetic defects and a lifetime home guarantee for each of our puppies to ensure you that you are getting a Shih Tzu puppy who is not only beautiful, but will make you a pampered lap baby for many years to come! And should something ever change in your life we will take the puppy back at any point in their lives to ensure that none of our dogs ever ends up in a rescue situation or worse. It is a commitment we believe all ethical breeders should make- please do not consider a puppy from a breeder who does not offer a health guarantee and does not take responsibility for the dogs they breed. At Beauty's Tiny Shih Tzu we breed Shih Tzu ONLY~ no other breed.
We are a mother/daughter team now located in North Stockton, (Northern California), Manteca and the San Jose/Los Gatos border, which is conveniently located in the Silicon Valley Bay area. We are just a short jaunt to San Francisco, Santa Cruz and similar areas. We also make a few trips to Southern California (Los Angeles/ Valencia area) a year to deliver our Shih Tzu puppies to their wonderful new homes. If you don't live nearby we can also recommend a pet nanny who will provide your new puppy with the very best of care from our home to yours for our out of state clients, and always welcome you to fly here and pick up your new Shih Tzu puppy personally.
Our dogs and puppies are divided among our homes and also some family and close friends to ensure that each gets the attention and care they deserve. They are divided among our homes so they can live as our personal pets and be part of our families as we believe every Shih Tzu should be. Shih Tzu have always been bred to be companions and by making sure our breeding adults are socialized family members we can assure you that your puppy will go home to ready to be an immediate companion. They have been working hard on potty training and grooming skills and are eager to continue to learn in their new homes. All of our AKC Shih Tzu as well as our puppies are home raised, loved and spoiled every day. What could be a better choice for a toy size companion dog than a hypoallergenic** Imperial Shih Tzu?
We raise tiny miniature Shih Tzu and also occasionally have small standard Shih Tzu. Our Miniature Shih Tzu are also called : Imperial Shih Tzu, Chinese imperial dogs, tiny Shih Tzu, CIDS, Imps and many more names. Our Shih Tzu puppies range in size from itty bitty Shih Tzu size to short, compact small standards. ALL of our dogs no matter what their size are AKC registered DNA certified purebred Shih Tzu. Names don't matter much to us, all we know is we couldn't love these tiny little sweethearts anymore! Though the smaller Shih Tzu have many names, they are not officially recognized by AKC, and there is still unfortunately negative information regarding the smaller size Shih Tzu on the internet. We can ensure you that while that negative information isn't going away anytime soon most likely, and there certinally is people out to make a quick buck, just as there are in many different breeds- we aren't one of them. Well over half of our dogs in our breeding program were born and raised here, most of them multi- generations of our lines, ensuring you that we are experienced breeders who know the health, temperament, size and quality of the dogs in our breeding program. Those dogs not bred here all come from other quality breeders who work to uphold similar ideals as our own. We work hard to produce the highest quality Shih Tzu in a smaller package with health, disposition and overall quality being our highest importance. Our dogs have been carefully downsized over multiple generations, creating smaller size Shih Tzu that retain all of the best qualities of standard size Shih Tzu. Shih Tzu have always had a variance in size, weight, and body type and it our hope that someday this size variation will be recognized and we will be able to show our smaller Shih Tzu as a variety of the same breed- no different than Poodles which come in three different sizes.
Superior quality is our number one priority and we have carefully chosen the best of the best. We have hand picked the most special Imperial size Shih Tzu and small standard Shih Tzu babies from our own breeding as well as quality Imperial and Champion bloodlines from around the globe for our breeding program. Many of our puppies carry World Champion bloodlines as well as the very best of Imperial size Shih Tzu lines. Each of our dogs must display people orientated loving dispositions and excellent health before ever being considered to be a Beauty's Shih Tzu.
We strive to better ourselves with each breeding by producing tiny Shih Tzu with smooshie baby doll faces with big eyes set well apart with little to no eye white, tiny button noses set up high with open nostrils, short cobby bodies and true thick silky soft double coats all wrapped up in a tiny package that still looks like a Shih Tzu should! While no dog is perfect, we are pleased with the progress we are making in improving our dogs from generation to generation.
Having once been "big dog people" we have
found the temperament and attitude of the Shih Tzu to
be unlike other toy dog breeds. The Imperial Shih Tzu
is simply a small version of the beautiful Shih Tzu
Shih Tzu show dogs but are truly big dogs in a tiny
packages! We have shown a little ourselves
and have some top
Shih Tzu Champion lines in our breeding program so we
know how to evaluate correct confirmation, structure and
coat. We breed more for body structure- such as a short
back, short legs and correct proportions over weight alone.
In fact, our Shih Tzu are often heavy for their small sizes
and are not fragile and truly a miniaturized version of the
standard size Shih Tzu. Most are show quality- if they
were a little bigger that is. Shih Tzu are not barky or yappy and if you only
have one or two they will often only bark at the door.
They are not shaky, nervous, hyper or obsessive- or we
should say a good quality
Imperial Shih Tzu is not! Since they have
solely been bred to be companion dogs they should be
playful, but not hyper, and are the most loyal of tiny
companions! Shih Tzu really are like potatoes chips,
once you are loved by one of our adorable Shih Tzu it will
be hard not to one or two more!
We have now produced several generations
of our own breeding and not only are we stamping a
certain "look" on our babies but we are consistently
stamping the same people orientated dispositions and
excellent health on our babies as well.
From our tiniest imperial Shih Tzu to our small standards our Shih Tzu just have that "look" that stands apart. Though we love the colors of the Shih Tzu (Chocolate, red, orange, white, Dobie markings , blacks and traditional parti markings ) and tiny size we distinguish ourselves by prioritizing quality over size or color and by doing our best to help match each of our puppies to their perfect families.
But don't take our word for it, take a few minutes and look around we are more than happy to introduce you to our Miniature Shih Tzu of distinction!
Our Shih Tzu puppies are only available to forever pet homes on spay/neuter contracts. Healthy Shih Tzu have a lifespan of 12-18 years and deserve to have a family who will love them their whole life.