About Our Program

A few key facts about our program...

Our dogs live in our homes as beloved family members. The adult dogs play an important role in socializing puppies and teaching them canine "Good Manners," while the human family members devote countless hours to individualized puppy care.

Home Raised in Small Batches

Puppies are whelped and brought up at the center of our household--not in a kennel or back room--which provides them with the best opportunity to experience the sights, sounds, and smells of a busy household and ensures that they receive plenty of attention and oversight throughout their various developmental phases.

Careful but Extensive Socialization

Puppies are exposed to a variety of different stimuli including our home full of children, vacuum cleaners, car rides, a cat, annoying pop music, unusual culinary aromas, an excess of televised sporting events, and a variety of instruments!

While we are extremely careful about keeping young puppies protected from disease and from stress, we try to expose the puppies to a variety of humans (of all ages) throughout their lives with us.

Personalized Canine to Human "Match-making"

While we appreciate good-looks as much as the next person, temperament and sound health are the key factors behind breeding quality Imperial Shih Tzu’s. Can you judge a book by its cover? We evaluate our puppies' personalities extensively and focus on achieving the optimal match between puppy and family.

Ongoing Support

Have questions about how to manage your new family member? Need advice on food or training? Referral to a vet or groomer? Or would you like a lesson on grooming your dog? Vacation boarding for your new puppy? We are committed to providing assistance to our Shih Tzu community throughout the life of the dog.