California Imperial Shih Tzu breeder of Quality, Beauty and Distinction

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Beautys Shih Tzu

Beautys Tiny Shih Tzu is a small California breeder specializing in producing superior quality Shih Tzu in a small package. We strive to produce puppies who are well proportioned with short legs and backs and stocky bone structure for their size. They are surprisingly heavy for their small compact size! Our puppies are well known for their extreme baby doll faces and personalities to match!

Our Nursery

Our Nursery features home raised socialized puppies. There is a difference between well socialized quality puppies and it shows in the wonderful temperaments, trainability and social skills of our puppies. Their extreme beauty is just icing on the cake!

Our Gentlemen

Our tiny Imperial Shih Tzu studs are the cornerstone of our breeding program and produce puppies like or better themselves frequently. All of our boys are home bred and home raised and live with us in our home so they are well mannered, polite and always represent the breed well when they are out and about. Our boys all have wonderful people orientated personalities and excellent health and quality. They are wonderful lap babies and great producers all in a single package!

Our Beauty's

Our Beauty's are all beautiful examples of the Shih Tzu breed and always turn heads when they are out. They are divided between our homes because well mannered socialized females produce superior puppies who make great companions to their new families! These ladies also consistently outproduce themselves and we are very lucky to have each of them!

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Visit this page for our Contact Information and to find out how to make one of our puppies your very own! Please fill out our adoption form and spend some time on our website and Facebook to help you get to know if we are the right breeder for you!

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Website updated October 3, 2015

 Our "Planned Litters" page has been updated!  We are hoping for some exciting new litters in October.

Pictured below: Dainty is expecting her last litter in October

                                     New email address: beautystinyshihtzu@yahoo.com

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 are a specialty breeder and breed for Shih Tzu of Distinction.  What makes our dogs "Distinct"?  We breed for the total package, unlike so many other Imperial Shih Tzu breeders out there who breed for size and cute faces- our dogs have heavy coats, short legs, short backs and properly proportioned.  Having shown ourselves we know how to evaluate correct confirmation and how to breed correct confirmation in a tiny package!
  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 certainly 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.  Well over half of our new puppy owners are repeat clients- some getting their second baby at the same time, others a few years later but we are proud to say that an ever increasing amount of our babies sell on referral to past clients or their friends and family!

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.