How to Choose a Responsible Shih Tzu Seller and Breeder

by kapil Mehta # Guest Blogger

When you decide to adopt a Shih Tzu puppy, you must consider the following factors: where the dog will live, what you expect from the dog, and your responsibilities. It would be best if you also decided whether you would train the puppy, show him or take care of his health. A good seller will have more items on his checklist than a buyer. He will be interested in your goals for the puppy and will not rush you to make a decision. Let us take a look at a few things that can help you choose a right Shih Tzu breeders.

  1. Ideally, a Shih Tzu puppy will weigh nine to 16 pounds, but some breeders produce tiny dogs. The reason is that there is a market for more miniature puppies, but this is not the healthy size for the dog. These puppies are known as Teacups or Imperials. They are scarce and plagued with health problems, and live short lives. A responsible seller will not breed a dog under the proper size, so be sure to do your research before you buy a puppy from them.

  2. A responsible breeder will strive to breed the best Shih Tzu possible. He should be knowledgeable about the breed and may have participated in dog shows. If you want a tiny dog, you should consider a different species. Besides exhibiting their dogs, they should be members of breed clubs and participate in dog competitions. You should never pay more than you need to adopt a puppy.

  3. A responsible breeder should be honest and strive to breed a dog that conforms to the breed standard. If the dog is smaller than the ideal size, it may be too small for you. This breed is an excellent choice if you have a small yard or live in an apartment. Some species have behavioural issues, including digging holes and chasing cats. So, it's essential to select a responsible seller and breeder for your puppy.

  4. A good breeder will not be in a hurry to send their puppies home, and a good breeder will probably keep the puppy for more than six to eight weeks. In addition to that, a good breeder will ask you to sign a contract, ensuring that you have the right puppy. A good breeder will also keep in contact with you throughout the puppy's life.

  5. You can also choose to adopt an adult Shih Tzu if you are a first-time dog parent. A puppy is likely to be housetrained and socialized and should not chew on your shoes, charging cable, or remote control. A responsible breeder will share all the information about the dog and answer questions you might have. In addition to this, they should be happy to answer any questions you may have.

In addition to the breeder's reputation, you should consider their experience with the breed. While most breeders will not be able to tell you their entire story, they should be honest with you, and they should be professional and ethical in their dealings. They should be able to help you find a good match for your Shih Tzu, and they should also be able to give you any information you need.

Buying a puppy from a casual breeder can be risky. If the seller is not involved in the breed club, they should be a member. They should also be willing to answer questions about the breed. A good seller should stand by their puppy. If they can't, don't be afraid to ask for a contract that specifies the terms and conditions.


A responsible breeder will provide you with the pup's pedigree and health records. They should be willing to answer any questions you have about your puppy. A responsible breeder will also be glad to show you the pup's living conditions. In addition, they should be a member of a reputable Shih Tzu club. Moreover, they should be a registered member of a reputed dog association.

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About kapil Mehta Senior   # Guest Blogger

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