Shih Tzu & Imperial Shih Tzu
A breeder of Shih Tzu and Chinese Imperial's.
We have a
India (Honey X Rocky girl)
Our puppies as well as our adults are raised with lots of love and kisses.
If you are looking for a breeder of Shih Tzu puppies and Imperial Shih Tzu puppies with beautiful colors and sweet faces you have come to the right place. We are located in Northern Utah.
The differences in the Shih Tzu and the Chinese Imperial (Imperial Shih Tzu)
Truly there is very little difference in the two as far as genetic makeup is concerned. If sent to a lab the genetics would show both are Shih Tzu puppies/dogs (according to AKC standards). The Chinese imperial or Imperial Shih Tzu is simply a smaller sized Shih Tzu. However over time The Imperial Shih Tzu has started to develop their own .
Most Imperial Shih Tzu breeders prefer the flatter faces and smaller up-turned noses with nice short legs and bodies. However they still look and act very much like a Shih Tzu. Also you tend to see a lot more of the recessive colors in the Chinese Imperials with a lot of Solid colors vs The party look of your standard Shih Tzu. However both Shih Tzu and Imperial Shih Tzu can be party (two toned) or solid in any color of the rainbow :) Most of what describes a Shih Tzu will also apply to the Chinese Imperial, only the Chinese Imperial is in a smaller package. A true Chinese Imperial Shih Tzu will be just as healthy and playful and fun loving as any Standard Shih Tzu.
While it is true that a sickly Shih Tzu can be smaller due to health reasons, this is not why the imperial Shih Tzu's are small. They are small due to their genetics that control size and growth. You can get an unhealthy Shih Tzu just as easily as you can get an unhealthy Chinese Imperial Shih Tzu.
I absolutely love the Shih Tzu of all sizes, they are Beautiful elegant dogs. All sizes deserves equal respect this is why I gear my program to the Imperial and Small Standard Sizes....As I love them all and everyone has their own preferences. Most of my littles will produce very tiny up to small standard 4-10 lbs.
Links of Interest
I LOVE the IRIS puppy/dog pens. It is what I use for my puppies. You can find them a few places, but these are a couple of the places I have seen them.
PetFlow has an awesome online food order program. Wonderful prices and near nothing shipping. Pretty much any kind of food you want shipped to your door. I use it and LOVE it. click the link below.
petfood.com also has great prices on pet food and it is delivered to your door. I can find it cheaper here than locally.
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