There are many places you can go to get your new Shih Tzu, including searching the classifieds, pet stores, as well as auctions or flea markets. However, finding a good Shih Tzu hobby breeder is still the best way to go.
Therefore, if you want to get your dog from a hobby breeder, you may want to know where you can find one of those wonderful hobby breeders that breed Shih Tzu’s.
Well, you’ve come to the right website. Below are some resources that you can use to point yourself in the right direction.
1) American Shih Tzu Club (ASTC):
The ASTC is recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) as the national guardians of the breed. Most of the hobby breeders are members of this association and they have a breeder referral committee.
You can find information on the members as well as their contact information at the following website:
2) At Dog Shows:
Dog shows are great places to meet breeders and to see how their adult dogs look. You can find local dog shows that are taking place by visiting the AKC website:
3) At Dog Clubs:
You can be referred to local and/or national Shih Tzu and all-breed dog clubs by the AKC. Many of these clubs keep precise and up to date lists of good hobby breeders.
It would also be in your best interest to join a club where you’ll meet great people just like you that love and adore the Shih Tzu. You can find this information by visiting the AKC website above.
4) By Phoning a Friend:
You can get information from a friend that previously purchased a Shih Tzu. If that friend purchased the Shih Tzu from a reputable breeder, I’m sure that he or she would be glad to share that breeder’s information with you.
Another way to find information on good hobby breeders is to search online.
On the other hand, if you look online, you may come up with a lot of for-profit breeders that are not as experienced as hobby breeders.
In addition to the bad breeders, you’ll also run into the good ones. Unfortunately, many of the best Shih Tzu breeders may not have websites.
You can use the internet as one of the resources to finding a good breeder, but do not solely depend on an internet search to find the perfect breeder.
You can definitely find better information at dog clubs, which can give you more reliable as well as local information more so than the internet.
Once you’ve found a good Shih Tzu hobby breeder, do not just dive in and scoop up the first Shih Ttzu puppy you see. It is in your best interest to take your time and select wisely.