California Shih Tzu Breeders

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For most dog owners in California, the toughest challenge has been to find a good breeder. This is why at California Shih Tzu Breeders, we have done the running around for you. We screen our breeders and only work with those who follow our policies. Our trained puppy counselors help you in finding the right breed and puppy. Our puppies are thoroughly examined for health concerns before they join your family. We do all this because we believe you don't just bring home a puppy, instead you bring home a relationship!

Though not breeders ourselves, we place puppies in caring lifelong homes in California and across the US. All of the puppies available on this website are from our exclusive national network of the finest breeders and may not necessarily be located in California. Shipping is available.

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In Search of a California Shih Tzu

Shih Tzu puppies for sale in California are not rare. These adorable furry creatures have been featured time and again in Shih Tzu puppies reviews, as well as in various television shows and movies. The good news is that you too can have the rewarding experience of having your own Shih Tzu puppy. Our Shih Tzu puppy finder will help you finally find the pet and lifelong companion that you are searching for. Here, we take meticulous care in matching you with the puppy that best fits your home and lifestyle. We have pet counsellors and experts on-board to help you through every step of the way, from locating a puppy to preparing your house for his homecoming. It is our sincerest intention to find loving and caring families for the puppies listed in this website.

Your Shih Tzu Buying Checklist

Before buying one of the Shih Tzu puppies for sale in California, there are certain things you have to be sure of. Understand first what your motivations are in wanting to buy a puppy. Knowing exactly what you want your dog to do would be a good start in finding out if a Shih Tzu fits the bill. When you already have a checklist of traits and characteristics you want in a dog, the next thing to do is to read up on the characteristics of this breed and then see if it matches the items in your checklist.

Your Shih Tzu buying checklist should consist of its traits and characteristics, as well as its health care needs and grooming requirements. See if you have the resources in both time and finances in order to handle these requirements. Shih Tzus have to be groomed often to keep its fur soft, clean, and trimmed or held away from the eyes and ears. To do this, you have to set aside some time from your routine to devote to your puppy.

The Best Breed Match for You

The process of matching you with the perfect breed is made more convenient with our team of pet counsellors. It takes more than just having a doggie bed and some toys and accessories to become a responsible pet owner. Our California Shih Tzu breeders take the time to understand your family, your home arrangements, and your motivations for having a pet. With all these pieces of information, we are able to give you a more rewarding pet search experience. The end result of a perfect pet matching is a lifelong relationship, filled with love and caring.

What Your Shih Tzu Needs

You have to understand that your Shih Tzu needs lots of love and attention. They are playful and affectionate. With good Shih Tzu puppy training, they can be housebroken fairly easily. Their long hair requires brushing and detangling, but does not shed easily – which fares well for families with allergies. At two to six months of age, you will have to learn how to tie your Shih Tzu's hair up in what is called as a top knot to keep the long strands away from his face. Although not quite as active as other dogs, Shih Tzu puppies still need to be taken out for a walk everyday to help avert potential behavioral concerns.

Nurturing Your Shih Tzu for Life

With proper care, you and your Shih Tzu can stay together for well over 15 years. More than the physical preparation required in bringing home a puppy, your emotional preparation is of utmost importance. Your puppy is to be treated just like any other member of your family, and more like a newborn baby coming home for the first time. You need to be ready to provide for your Shih Tzu puppy's basic needs, and a whole lot of loving and nurturing, before you make the final decision to bring one home with you.

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Our Health Check

We require all our puppies to undergo an extensive health check before they come home to you. This health check is performed by the breeder's veterinarian, who is required to fill out our Veterinary Health Report. This report, created for us by a licensed veterinarian, is designed to examine the condition of every puppy for:
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We believe bringing home a puppy is a huge responsibility, and we would like to ensure that our puppy parents are well-equipped with the knowledge and resources they need to help their puppy with the transition into the new home. We have partnered with companies whose values correlate to ours in terms of responsible pet ownership.
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