Teacup Shih Tzu Puppies For Sale

Our puppies are kept up to date on vaccinations, parasites prevention and control. They go home with a registration certificate, a written health certificate from the vet and an extended genetic health guarantee, along with a blanket and enough puppy food to get you started.

Available Puppies

Teacup Shih Tzu is a perfect dog for those of you who love little dogs. If you like the Shih Tzu, this even tinier version is even more adorable. These cute little dogs are also called Imperial Shih Tzu, Toy Shih Tzu or Miniature Shih Tzu. They present some challenges that the Shih Tzu might not. It does offer all the rewards though and maybe more.

What is a Teacup Shih Tzu.?

 

The Teacup Shih Tzu is not just a smaller version of the little dog that occurs naturally. No, the Teacup is actually a designer breed, developed by breeders who wanted an even smaller version of the Shih Tzu. The full-size Shih Tzu is recognized by the AKC, UKC and breed clubs all over the world.

The Teacup Shih Tzu is something else altogether. These tiny dogs are being intentionally bred to be much smaller than the Shih Tzu because there is a demand for smaller and smaller dogs.

The Teacup is adorable, and he is easy to handle and live with. These dogs are also sometimes called miniatures and even toys, although a real toy is larger than the Teacup. However, any adult dog under nine pounds does not meet the AKC standard and those under 7 pounds must be considered a Teacup.

A Little Shih Tzu History

These little cherished dogs were given by Chinese royalty to British and European royalty as gifts in the 1930’s. They came to the United States from Europe and by the 1960’s were one of this country’s most popular breeds. All of the regular sized Shih Tzu that exist in the United States today are descended from 14 original dogs that came to the US for breeding purposes in the early 1940’s. They have also been called the Chinese Lion Dog, the Chrysanthemum Dog and the Lion Dog.

During the Ming Dynasty in the mid to late 1800’s, the Shih Tzu was a royal favorite. However, the breed has been around longer than that, dating back at least two thousand years. They were the favorite of the Manchu Dynasty as well and were not bred outside the royal court. In fact, anyone not of the royal court who was caught owning a Shih Tzu could be sentenced to death.

Miniature Schnauzer For Sale

With this breed, there is the potential for feistiness and some other undesirable traits, but these characteristics can often be avoided if you get your new companion from a trusted Miniature Schnauzer breeder like us..

Schnauzer Puppies

We have been breeding and raising Schnauzers for over the years now. We take great pride in our lines and treat every puppy like they’re our own. An ultrasound is done on every female at 4 weeks of gestation to determine if they are pregnant. Our parents are always on-site and live indoors. All of our puppies come with up to a lifetime health guarantee if you keep your puppy on the same food and vitamin supplement that we have them on. Every puppy comes examined by my vet and altered at no extra cost to you.