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"Some people dream of angels, I hold them in my arms"

We have ONE female available. Please email for information

WARNING: A Shih Tzu puppy should NEVER be sold before 8 weeks of age. We do not let ours go until 10 weeks. We do make exceptions for special circumstances. 

Many states have laws that govern the sale of puppies. In the state of Florida it is illegal to sell any puppy before 8 weeks.  


Typical Tian Mi Puppy

A Shih Tzu puppy or puppies is a huge commitment, make sure you and everyone in your family is on board before you call or make the trip to a breeders house. 

I do not place litter photos on my nursery page due to puppy millers stealing my photos and selling them as their puppies. After I speak with you and we both feel a Tian Mi puppy is right for you, I will provide a private link to view any available babies.

I do not in any way advocate the sales of puppies via the internet. I believe puppies should only be sold through a trusting relationship between myself and the buyer. The internet is a wonderful thing in many ways but it can be abused. Just as it is abused by predators hunting children it is also abused by puppy mills looking to unload their latest harvest of puppies on uneducated buyers. I allow puppies to go to new homes only after I feel very comfortable knowing it is a warm, loving home that will provide the same or better care than I would give. 

I believe happy, clean, healthy puppies make clean, happy , healthy companions for life. I only breed to achieve quality Shih Tzu to compete in the AKC conformation ring. Any puppies that don't quite make it to the ring are sold as loving new additions to exceptional families, on a spay neuter contract. . I have a lifetime commitment to every puppy I breed, providing a safety net for the life of any Tian Mi Shih Tzu. 


I do have rescue dogs from time to time. If you are interested in providing a home for a rescued Shih Tzu that needs parents, please email. If you know of a Shih Tzu that needs to be rescued, please contact me. 

If you are not willing to rescue, you should not breed!!!

Bringing home baby- Items you may need

One of the best puppy play pens is The Iris pen. I have several of these and use them all the time. They are great for travel as well because the fold flat. 


My go to shampoo for puppies 

I love these crates. I have a pink and a blue. I use them when I travel as well because they collapse down flat and can be checked at an airport and are easy to store. 

I am in total love with this brush. It is pretty mucht the only brush I use unless I am at a show or finishing a dog after a bath. This brush is soft and gets out ANYTHING.

These chew bones are all I use for young puppies. They love them. They are easy to grip and chew on. Safe.

Our dogs LOVE these blinking balls. Puppies love the nubs on the that make them easy to pick up and all the dogs like that when they move it, it lights up. 

Tian Mi uses and approves of The Pet Oasis water stand to keep our dogs faces white and dry!! MUTE video sound to continue a pleasurable viewing  experience. 






Below is a video of a typical Tian Mi Liter playing outside

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Shih Tzu puppies at 3 weeks 

Please do not call me before 9:00am or after 7:00pm. This is not a business. This is our home and I appreciate all who respect my right to have family time. Please keep in mind, Florida is in the Eastern time zone. Sometimes the best way to contact me is through email.

 CALL  352-394-0582 and ask for Leslie

Email tianmi-shihtzu@cfl.rr.com



Thank you in part to Carole for such great questions.

Vaccines, how many are given and how far apart and which ones are administered. I start vaccines at 8 weeks. 8, 11, 14 and then rabies.

Do you give them or is it given by your vet. I administer the puppy vaccines and the vet gives the last set so she can add them to the health cert when I take them in. My puppies do not leave until 12 weeks.

Do you give helath certificates?   Florida law states all pets sold must be accompanied by a health certificate by a certified vetrinarian. My vet examines eyes, ears, coat, skin, joints, belly nostrils, bites, and checks for parasites internal and external. 

Deworming how many and at what age. I start deworming at 6 weeks. Again before going home. Puppies recieve a fecal test at my vet before leaving for their new home. 

What are your thoughts on heartworm and flea prevention. All of my dogs are on Iverheart for heart worm and Bravecto for fleas. You should speak to your vet as to when you should start

Are they crate trained and potty trained to a certain extent upon leaving for their forever homes. Puppies start brief house training here. We do take the puppies to play outside and they associate grass with potty. As puppies grow they learn to not potty where they sleep and start using a pad. 

Which food do you feed them. All dogs and puppies are on a diet of quality grain free food. 

Do all your babies have the ext flat faces,and cobby bodies that I love. I breed for flat faces. My dogs all have short noses not to extreme because that causes problems. As far as coby bodies, No I do not breed long Shih Tzu. 

Have any of yoru puppies ever needed surgery for pinched nostrils AKA stenotic nares? Never! Most Shih Tzu puppies get "stuffy" while teething. They can be clear one day and opeing their mouth to take deep breths the next. This is normal when you breed dogs with flat faces. Once teething ends, so does the "stuffy" breathing. 

How old are they when they are ready to go.  12 weeks

Do you have them neutered or spay before going to their forever homes.If not,is it possible for it to be done before they leave and the cost of this. My vet does not suggest spay or neuter until about six months

Do you ever sell puppies with full registration so they can be bred later? Never! I do not sell breeding dogs. When I chose to allow a puppy to go to a companion home, the sole purpose is for that puppy to be 

What colors do you have or do you specialize in certain ones. I normally have gold and whites and red and whites. 

How many times a year are your ladies bred. I dont always breed every one each year. Depends on what I need to show.

What age do you breed your girls? My girls are not bred before two years of age. They are not bred any more than four times in her life. If she does not produce superior puppies she is spayed to never be bred again. 

Do your babies get along with cats, Yes we have cats 



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