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About Shih Tzus

A Shih Tzu is one of the cutest dogs in the whole world, and they are brimming with cuddles and love! The name “Shih Tzu” actually means “little lion”, but these tiny little toy dogs are more adorable than anything else.

Hypoallergenic 9/10
Beginner Friendly 10/10
Intelligence 8/10
Non-shedding 9/10
Friendliness 9/10
Adaptability 9/10
Obedience 9/10
Activity Level 5/10
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Great for Small Homes

The Shih Tzu weighs a mere 9 – 15 pounds even when fully grown! Their tiny stature makes these dogs ideal for apartment living and smaller homes.

Absolutely Adorable

Shih Tzus are literally so adorable that you might even drool! These little furballs are high spirited and cuddly.


Shih Tzus are the life of the party and love to play all day long. If you’re looking for endless laughter and crazy antics then a Shih Tzu is for you!

Great for Kids

Shih Tzus are kid-friendly and they provide fun for all ages. These gentle little pooches are sweet and safe for your young family.

Ready for Adventure

Shih Tzus are so tiny they can fit in a handbag or backpack! This makes them the perfect companion for all of your excursions, and they also snuggle well into your lap!

Loving and Loyal

Shih Tzus are known for their fiercely loyal companionship, and they will never let you down! Shih Tzus are fun-loving, sociable dogs that enjoy bonding with their tribe.

Vetted Shih Tzu Breeders

California Puppies makes choosing a Shih Tzu super fun and easy. By providing a network of screened registered breeders and breeding companies, we cut out your research time and connect you with the best.

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Sara S.

With years of breeding experience, Sara has been a standout member of the Uptown Family.

Location: Texas

Breeds: Shih Tzu

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PuppySpot is a network of highly vetted breeders. Only 10% of breeders who apply get accepted.

Location: National

Breeds: Shih Tzu

Sizes: Wide range

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Katie M.

Katie’s breeding skills are only matched by her dedication to matching her pups with amazing families.

Location: Southern California

Breeds: Shih Tzu

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Smith Family

The Smith's were always crazy about dogs, and decided to share the joy with the world.

Location: Idaho

Breeds: Shih Tzu

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Stephanie S.

Stephanie’s extensive breeding experience and elite pedigree makes her puppies highly sought after.

Location: Florida

Breeds: Shih Tzu

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Mary A.

To a dog lover like Mary, nothing makes her smile more than uniting another fluffy bundle of joy.

Location: New York

Breeds: Shih Tzu

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Bethany P.

Bethany knows a thing or two about doggytelligence and breeds some of the best pooches on the planet.

Location: South Carolina

Breeds: Shih Tzu

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More Information About Shih Tzu Puppies For Sale in California

Still have questions about Shih Tzu breeders California or Shih Tzu puppies California? We have your answers right here!

How much is the average Shih Tzu?

Shih Tzus vary in price based on the breeder or breeding company you are connected with. Factors that influence the cost of Shih Tzus include breeder experience, coat-type, size, pedigree and much more. By going through the Cali Puppies network, you can find the perfect pooch for you to fit your budget. You might find a selection of well-priced Shih Tzu puppies for sale in California or possibly further afield.

Are Shih Tzus good for apartments?

Shih Tzus are the ultimate dog breed for small spaces such as apartments! The Shih Tzu loves to be indoors but can adapt to any living space as long as it is a kind one. You will still have to exercise your Shih Tzu from time to time, but mostly you can just enjoy relaxing with your new pooch.

Will I only be connected with local Shih Tzu breeders in California?

Looking for Shih Tzu puppies for sale in Southern California or Shih Tzu puppies for sale in Northern California? No matter where you are located, our breeders and breeding companies can get a Shih Tzu to you! By using the Cali Puppies netword, you will be connected with hundreds of Shih Tzu puppies across the USA.

How do you screen California Shih Tzu breeders?

All of the Shih Tzu breeders in Southern California (and beyond) have gone through a rigorous background check to establish ethical conduct. Less than 10% of prospective applicants make the cut, guaranteeing only the finest breeders around. Our policy includes the Breeders Pledge, signed by all Shih Tzu breeder California on registration, which clearly outlines humane expectations such as proper health care and living conditions.

Why is Cali Puppies different from other places with Shih Tzu for sale?

Unfortunately, not all Shih Tzu breeders in Southern California and across the USA are humane. This means you may need to do a lot of homework before you can find a trustworthy breeder/business. By using our database you can skip the hassle, and dive joyously into the pool of Shih Tzu for sale in California (for free)!

What is a puppy mill like for Shih Tzu puppies?

Shih Tzu puppies are sometimes raised in a puppy mill, which is an abusive environment for dogs. Puppy mills don’t take proper care of their puppies, physically or emotionally. This leads to many expensive health and behavioral problems that can cost new owners thousands of dollars in vet fees.

Are there any Shih Tzu puppies near me right now?

Looking for “Shih Tzu California” or “Teacup Shih Tzu puppies for sale in California” ? Well the good news is that our network spans the entire country! You can choose to search through the whole of the USA or simply your region of choice - either way, there is bound to be a cute Shih Tzu out there for you!

What kind of dog is a Shih Tzu?

The Shih Tzu is a tiny little companion dog with mysterious origins. Some say it was bred by Tibetan monks for Chinese royalty, but whatever its origin, the Shih Tzu is ancient—one of the oldest breeds in the world, in fact. Today, the Shih Tzu is one of the most popular toy breeds, and it’s easy to see why.

Are Shih Tzus good family dogs?

The calm and affectionate nature of Shih Tzus, combined with their gentle temperament, makes this dog breed ideal for families of all ages. They also get along well with other pets, and basically will fit right into your tribe! Born to be companions, don’t be surprised when your little Shih Tzu follows you from room to room!

Are Shih Tzus low-shedding/hypoallergenic?

Shih Tzu dogs are not hypoallergenic, and they shed in a rather unique way. The exceptionally long hair of some Shih Tzus (reaching down to the floor) reduces the amount of shedding. With typical Shih Tzus, you can expect a moderate amount of shedding in comparison to other dog breeds.

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