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We are accepting reservations for fall puppies.

WARNING: A Shih Tzu puppy should NEVER be sold before 10 - 11 weeks of age. We do not let ours go until 12 weeks. 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.  


The link below will lead you to a table of states who have puppy lemon laws that protect puppies and buyers from selling to young or unhealthy puppies.  Education is power. 


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 I feel you are a candidate for a Tian Mi Shih Tzu I will give you a user name and password to view any babies I may have.

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. 

On occasion I do have puppies offered as companions. 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 or call. 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!!!

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. 





CLICK HERE TO VIEW LUNA'S STORY. The story of a baby Shih Tzu born into a litter to large for her Mommy to take care of. This is the story of how her life was saved.



Typical Tian Mi Puppy

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

Use the mute button in the bottom of the video so the music does not mix with music on page.




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

Once we speak and I am comfortable that you are a candidate for a Tian Mi puppy I will give you the username and password to see the babies.


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Thank you 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.

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 Advantix 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 start taking them out. Most of my puppies, when they go home never have an accident in their crates.

Which food do you feed them. Show dogs get Wellness, House dogs get Dick Van Patten, Puppies start on Eukanuba and go to Dick Van Patten. There is a method to my madness.

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 goes they are all different but NO I do not breed LONG Shih Tzu.

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

What colors do you have or do you specialize in certain ones. I normally have gold and whites and red and whites. Sometimes bl / whites and solid black.

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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