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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...

Hypoallergenic 9/10
Beginner Friendly 10/10
Intelligence 8/10
Non-shedding 9/10
Friendliness 9/10
Adaptability 9/10
Obedience 9/10
Activity Level 5/10

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.

Absolutely Adorable

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.

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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.

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5 Star Breeders

We only work with Shih Tzu breeders who pass our 47 breeder standards. Here are a few of them...

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Vintage Pups

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Ralphs Puppies

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Top Line Pups

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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.

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Questions & Answers

Questions about Shih Tzu puppies for sale in Boston MA? We have answers.

How much do Shitzu puppies for sale in Boston MA cost?

The price that you should be prepared to pay for a Shih Tzu puppy can vary depending on several factors or puppy traits. These specific traits include eye color, coat pattern or even eye shape. The experience of Shih Tzu breeders in particular can have a direct effect on the price of puppies in your area, that is why when you Google “Shih Tzu breeders in Boston” or “Shih Tzu Boston” the prices tend to be all over the map!

Are Shih Tzus good for apartments?

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 Shih Tzu Maltese puppies for sale.

Is my search only going to reach local breeders?

When you set out to find your ideal Shih Tzu through the Uptown Network, you’re instantly gaining access to a nationwide network of top breeders and businesses. Not finding any suitable dogs for sale nearby? Instead of searching “Shih Tzu puppies for sale Boston” or “Shih Tzu breeders Boston” among only local breeders, you’ll have access to some of the top rated puppy businesses in the country. Businesses and breeders in our exclusive network can discuss arranging travel for your ideal pup to your most convenient major airport near to your home.

How does Uptown Puppies deal with backyard breeders and puppy mills?

We’ve learned the hard way, just like many consumers that if you search Shih Tzu puppies Boston that your likelihood of coming across a backyard breeder is extremely high. That is why we’ve put strict vetting policies into place that only allow 10% of all applicants that apply to be a part of our network to join. The next time you think about typing Boston Shih Tzu for sale into your Google search bar, consider the time you could save by working with a pre-screened breeder.

Why is Uptown Puppies different from finding a Shih Tzu puppy online?

An online search these days may as well be a wild goose chase. With so many distractions, pay-per-click advertisements and incentives for search engines to list some companies higher than others, how does a consumer choose a trustworthy breeder? Typing “Shih Tzu for sale Boston” into your search bar for example, is simply a way of sorting businesses by marketing budget which is exactly what Uptown Puppies tries to avoid. Each one of our experienced breeders is vetted and screened to ensure they are not conducting fraudulent business.

What is a puppy mill anyway?

A puppy mill is sort of like a factory, except instead of building cars and producing computers they breed puppies like Shih Tzus for profit without care for the long term health of the dog. While some puppy mills are very large scale, there are other unethical breeders that are often referred to as backyard breeders who are in some cases just as bad. When you enter Shih Tzus for sale Boston or Boston Shih Tzu breeders into a large search engine, it's likely that over half of the results are going to be unprofessional, inexperienced breeders!

What If I’m not having any luck finding a local Shih Tzu?

No matter what type of Shih Tzu puppy you’re looking for, your dream puppy could always be just a few clicks away with the extensive Uptown Puppies network. When you’re beginning to search for Boston Shih Tzus for sale or Shih Tzu for sale in Boston there’s no point in limiting your hunt to the state that you’re living in, especially if you have access to experienced breeders who are willing to assist with arranging transport.

What kind of dog should I expect with a Shih Tzu?

The Shih Tzu is a compact dog, especially as a puppy that loves to serve their owner and family. Most experts agree that the Shih Tzu was originally bred for Chinese Royalty, but one thing that is true without doubt is that the Shih Tzu is one ancient dog. In fact, ancestors of the Shih Tzu may be one of the oldest breeds in the world. Shih Tzus for sale in Boston have gotten so popular in fact that people have begun to breed Shih Tzu hybrid breeds!

What if I’m looking for a dog with a specific coat pattern?

Whether you're looking for a miniature Shih Tzu, a hybrid puppy or a sentimental coat pattern that reminds you of a previous dog, the Uptown Puppies network has enough options that you’re sure to find the perfect dog you’ve been after. Your grand search should not be limited to the Shih Tzu puppies for sale in Boston, especially if the Shih Tzu you’ve been waiting for is just a few clicks away on the Uptown Puppies website.

Do Shih Tzus need to go on a lot of walks?

When you type “Boston Shih Tzu puppies for sale” or “Shih Tzu puppies in Boston” into Google you’ll likely see a lot of articles written by owners who live in a city similar to Boston raving about how perfectly compact the Shih Tzu is. Bringing your Shih Tzu puppy on walks to the grocery store or downtown can be a great way to bond with your new dog and get them some great exercise a few times a week without needing to spend a few hours on a hike.

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