About Shih Tzus
Shih Tzu means “little lion,” but these dogs are anything but ferocious. In fact, these ancient lap dogs were bred solely to be companions—and that’s a job they take very seriously! There’s a whole lot to love about these adorable little pups...
Great for Small Homes
The Shih Tzu’s tiny frame makes them perfectly suited to apartment and city life, and they also fit perfectly in your lap, too.
For thousands of years, the Shih Tzu has been bringing smiles to peasants and emperors alike—and is now coming to a camera near you!
Shih Tzus pack a lot of GO into that little body. These pups love to play and always seem to have a blast!
Great for Kids
As long as children are taught how to play properly with a small puppy, they’ll get along great with this gentle and kind pooch.
Ready for Adventure
Shih Tzus love tagging along on whatever you’re up to—whether that’s a long nap on the sofa or a jaunt to the grocery store.
Loving and Loyal
Shih Tzus are companion dogs first, and they take that job seriously! Shih Tzus love people and love spending time with their families.
Shih Tzu Puppy Alumni
Finding the perfect Shih Tzu puppy has never been easier.
Our 3 Part Mission
The happiness of our customers, our breeders, and your puppy is the foundation of everything we do.
Connect responsible, ethical breeders with responsible, ethical buyers. Our mission is to take the uncertainty and headache out of finding the perfect puppy.
Help owners keep their puppies happy and healthy throughout the dog's entire life by sourcing and creating the best products, services, and learning materials.
Accelerate the elimination of puppy mills by empowering humane breeders and exposing those with inhumane operations. We want to be part of the solution.
5 Star Breeders
We only work with Shih Tzu breeders who pass our 47 breeder standards. Here are a few of them...
About Uptown Approved Breeders
No puppy mills. No scams. We thoroughly vet all breeders based on our 47 Breeder Standards. When you find a puppy at Uptown, you're not just getting a dog--you're getting peace of mind that your new best friend is coming from an experienced, ethical breeder who loves dogs just as much as you do.
Questions & Answers
Many factors can affect Shitzu puppy price you see online. Some breeds vary based on their size, coat color, eye color, gender, and even the breeder’s experience. You may even see teacup Shitzu puppies or toy Shitzu puppies for sale, which some breeders may charge extra money for. Then there are also Shitzu mix puppies for sale, like Shitzu maltese mix puppies, a Shitzu Bichon puppy, etc.
Absolutely! The Shih Tzu was born for apartment life, but the breed adapts well to a variety of living situations. All in all, Shih Tzus are pretty easygoing and aren’t too fussy about where they live! As long as your pooch is getting regular light exercise and lots of affection, he’ll be one happy camper. The same goes for mixed breeds like Shitzu Maltese puppies for sale.
When you conduct your puppy search in the Uptown Network, you’re getting access to a nationwide pack of some of the top breeders and businesses around. No puppies available nearby? No problem. Businesses and breeders in the network can arrange travel for your doggo to your most convenient major airport.
Puppy scammers are all over the place, so we’ve adopted strict screening standards that only allow 10% of applicants to make it into our network. Have a look at our comprehensive Breeder Pledge to see exactly what traits make up an exceptional breeder—and what to expect when you choose a breeder listed in our network.
Puppy mills and scammers are flourishing online, so we wanted to create a place that really rewards ethical breeders. At Uptown, you and your family are only connecting with the best breeders and businesses (unlike your typical online search, where every breeding operation has a chance to catch your attention...even the bad ones).
A puppy mill is sort of like a factory...except instead of producing phones or paper, it produces dogs. Puppy mills are horrible, and focus 100% on profits instead of taking care of their dogs. When you buy a Shitzu puppy for sale from a mill, your dog has a higher chance of needing expensive veterinary treatment, and may even have a shorter life expectancy than normal.
No matter what type of Shih Tzu puppy you’re looking for, there’s great news—your dream dog is just a few clicks away. Take a look at some of our preferred partner breeders/businesses, connect, and get ready to meet the puppy your family has always wanted. But act fast—new puppies get adopted in the blink of an eye.
The Shih Tzu is a tiny little companion dog with mysterious origins. Some say it was bred by Tibetan monks for Chinese royalty, but whatever its origin, the Shih Tzu is ancient—one of the oldest breeds in the world, in fact. Today, the Shih Tzu is one of the most popular toy breeds, and it’s easy to see why. People have also created many Shih Tzu hybrid breeds, such as Maltese Shitzu puppies for sale.
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