The Shih Tzu, whose origins come from ancient Tibet, was bred soley to be a companion and has sat on the laps of many emperors.
Someone wanting a lapdog that is also keen to take part in all aspects of family life.
Anyone who doesn't want a shadow. Shih Tzu will follow their owners wherever they go.
Chinese Lion Dog, Chrysanthemum Dog
Small enough to carry when necessary.
Medium (About an hour)
Doesn't have to be a solid hour, you can give them lots of short walks.
Long almost human hair
Luscious long outer locks that need lots of attention and a soft undercoat that will get knotty if not combed out.
Doesn't moult much
But all dogs shed dander so if you're allergic, make sure you'll be ok
MEET SOME OF OUR SHIH TZU BREEDERS
We've been breeding shih tzus since 1998 and have been successfully inspected three times by the Kennel Club Assured Breeder Scheme as well as having achieved a 5 star Council licence from Mid Devon District Council, so you can be sure we are not a vile puppy farm! Our dogs all live in a great big doggy family - we don't have runs or cages - and enjoy a proper doggy life racing about in our lovely big garden and living at home with their human family and friends. Everyone is KC reg, with show pedigrees, though we ourselves don't show, and we have a great relationship with our vets and our many happy owners!
HOW IT WORKS
The first step in responsible dog ownership
Find a suitable breed
Use our breed explorer to find a suitable breed based on your needs. Search by keyword or any of our breed traits including size, exercise need, and lifespan to name a few.
Join a breed waiting list
Once we’ve found one or more prospective matches, we’ll ask you to arrange a zoom call to talk through your application with one of our dog experts.
Talk to a Tailwise expert
Complete an application for your breed choice(s) in just a few easy steps. You’ll be be notified when a potential match is found and we’re ready to review your application.
Match with a breeder
Upon completing your introduction call a breeder will review your application. If successful you’ll be able to arrange a meeting and be accepted onto their waiting list. A Tailwise fee of £95 (excl. VAT) will be due at the point you pay a deposit.