The Jen-Mai Shih-Tzu
James Mumsford, an American teacher and composer, perhaps described the Shih Tzu best: "Nobody knows how the ancient eunuchs managed to mix together: a dash of lion, several teaspoons of rabbit, a couple of ounces of domestic cat, one part court jester, a dash of ballerina, a pinch of old man, a bit of beggar, a tablespoon of monkey, one part baby seal, a dash of teddy bear, and, for the rest, dogs of Tibetan and Chinese origin."
The object of Mumsford's colorful description, the Shih Tzu (pronounced SHEED Zoo, SHID Zoo, or SHEET Sue), is a small, regal dog with long, abundant locks; a distinctive face that melts many a heart; and a friendly attitude. The breed can boast a classy background: he was originally kept by royal Chinese families during the Ming Dynasty.
With his flowing hair sweeping the ground and his topknot elegantly tied, the Shih Tzu does appear snobbish, suited only for lying about a palace on silk pillows. Nothing could be further from the truth, however. Shih Tzus are beautiful, but they are also friendly, lively, devoted companions.
The Shih Tzu personality is enormously appealing, and even grudging dog observers find it hard to resist this breed. The Shih Tzu simply doesn't allow anyone to ignore him. He was bred to be a friendly companion — he doesn't hunt, herd, or guard — and that's what he is. He loves nothing more than to meet and greet friends and strangers alike. Count on a Shih Tzu to make friends wherever he goes.
For 35 years, we have been devoted to this little breed and strive to breed occasional puppies to the highest of AKC standards.
We are a small hobby kennel in Southern California.
We offer occasional puppies and adults for sale or adoption; Pet and Show quality of all colors.
We offer written contracts and health guarantees.
All adults are DNA and AKC registered. All dogs are tested for Renal Dysplasia and von Willebrand's disease. Puppies are held until a minimum of 12 weeks old. Pet quality pups are spayed/neutered prior to delivery.
Clients have access to educational resources. . . educated and informed clients make better Shih-Tzu owners. They also have lifetime consultation and life long return on our Babies
Personal interviews required. We are located in the San Diego, CA area. We will NOT ship !
All puppies socialized in the home, under foot.
Contact: Nancy M. Broz
Affiliations and Registeries:
American Kennel Club
American Shih-Tzu Club, Obedience Club of San Diego County, Toy Dog Fanciers of North San Diego County. Shih-Tzu Fanciers of So. Calif.
Shih-Tzu Rescue Representative