From time to time we have a beautiful young adult available to a forever home! Our adults have been raised in our homes and part of our families. Without any doubt the hardest part of breeding is parting with our adults- but we know that the alternative is to either quit breeding or have more dogs than we can properly care for. In our experience owning and breeding we have found many people and families who are actually better suited to an adult Shih Tzu. The majority of the hard work has already been done for you as our adults have been part of our families and always loved and cared for. Our dogs are always top quality beautiful purebred Shih Tzu, many with Champion bloodlines. They have always received good feed, regular vet care, professional grooming, have had some health screening related to breeding and were either bred by us, or chosen from quality reputable breeders. Our young adults will give your family the same love and joy they have given us! We do not sell our older puppies to other breeders, they are either already spayed/neutered or on a strict spay/neuter contract only.
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All older puppies/ young adults receive a current vet check and are sold with a 30 day guarantee against life threatening un treatable genetic defects, so you are able to take them to your own vet. We can not guarantee potty training, socialization or training of any kind as dogs will behave in different environments and with different people. No other guarantees are made or implied.
Why a young adult?
1. Minimize the unknowns-Because are adults have been part of our family , health, size, personality, likes/dislikes of our adults are well known and we are best able to match them to their forever family. We also require all prospective to meet in person, so you are able to get a better idea of the individual dogs.
2. Bypass the puppy stage- Our adults have already all of their core shots, and are used to being groomed and seen by the vet as well. They are usually sleeping through the night and have had potty training to outside/inside. They will need further potty training in their new homes. Puppies are a lot of fun but they are also a lot of work and a young adult has had a lot of that hard work already done for you.
4. Young adults are much less expensive than our puppies -and have already had a lot of money put into them getting them ready for their new homes. Our adults typically cost us $2000-$4000 just to purchase and have had lots of time and money put into them. Our Shih Tzu typically retire at 3-5 years and considering the typical Shih Tzu lifespan is 12-18 years you are getting the majority of their lifespan with all of the hard work already done at a fraction of the price of one of our puppies! 5. Our young adults come currently vet checked, utd on shots, worming and flea prevention
Please note: Young Adults may take a little longer to transition to your home but once they have fully transitioned and gotten acclimated to your routine they will be able to fully trained much quicker than a young puppy. We would also recommend that you continue with training in the new home and recommend group training classes. An adult dog is NOT "easier" than a puppy, so if you do not have the time NOR patience to work with them then PLEASE do not contact me. I am sorry to sound rude, but it is very hard on all of us, the dogs included, when people only give a dog a few days to transition and then contact us saying "it is not working" or the dog "wants to go home". Please be prepared to commit 100%.
We require experience with with dog ownership and training, this is a MUST for adopting an adult Shih Tzu from us. All adult dogs have more established personalities and that is why it is important that you come meet them in person to try to make the best match for both you and the dog. Adult Shih Tzu need to be worked with and take longer to adjust to new home situations and new people. Though adult generally take 2 or 3 weeks on average ( can take longer) to transition to their new homes, they are so worth the time and effort as the bond very closely to their new homes and provide wonderful companionship! We would always recommend new homes enroll them in some basic training which is a wonderful time to bond with your new dog.
What Our Clients Are Saying
" I just wanted you to know Sofie is doing exceptionally well and is so loved by Bob and I. As Bob says, Sofie is the best dog God ever made. She is so smart; not a single problem with potty training. It sounds like you will be breeding Sofie's mommy and daddy again. I'll be watching to see if you have any females from that liter for my son. This is truly the best breeding ever; Sofie is PERFECT in every way. She's affectionate, smart, loves people and other dogs - she honestly is perfect. Thank you again for our little Sofie!