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Shih Tzu Puppies for Sale in Chicago IL by Uptown Puppies

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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Puppy Place

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Ralphs Puppies

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Top Line Pups

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Prestigious 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 Chicago IL? We have answers.

How much do Shitzu puppies for sale in Chicago IL cost?

There are countless factors that affect the price that you should expect to pay for a Shih Tzu for sale in Chicago. Some Shih Tzu prices vary based on their expected weight, eye color, coat thickness, gender, and even experience of the breeder involved in the sale. If you’re searching “Shih Tzu Chicago” and not finding a puppy in your price range, take a look through the puppies that are available through our experienced network.

Can I own a Shih Tzu in a small condo?

Of course! Locating your ideal companion shouldn’t be limited to the size of the home that you are currently living in. As long as you are able to take your Shih Tzu on walks around the neighborhood or down to the grocery store, getting the necessary exercise for a small dog like the Shih Tzu shouldn’t be a problem! In fact, if you find a blog about Shih Tzu puppies for sale in Chicago it will likely discuss how they are perfect dogs for apartment living.

Can I connect with breeders outside of my state?

Yes, in fact you can! When you search for Shih Tzus through the Uptown Network, you’re gaining exclusive access to a nationwide network of some of the top breeders in the entire country. Most of the experienced breeders in our network have no problem arranging transport for your ideal puppy to the nearest airport to your home. One of the most frustrating parts of a traditional puppy search is finding a business who advertises “Chicago Shih Tzu breeders” but are actually not able to arrange transport to your town.

How do you screen Shih Tzu breeders?

Puppy scammers are all over the place, which is why we’ve successfully implemented a strict vetting process that allows only 10% of applicants to make it into our network. With just one look at our comprehensive Breeder Pledge you’ll see exactly how serious we are about dealing with professional puppy businesses. Too often a consumer will end up on Google searching Shih Tzu puppies Chicago only to end up working with a fraud or fake and we’re tired of it!

Why is the Uptown Puppies network different from other sites?

Uptown Puppies has a unique mission to influence and improve the way that Shih Tzu breeders in Chicago operate across the country. By rewarding only the top-rated breeder businesses in Chicago, Uptown Puppies is empowering adults everywhere to avoid puppy mills and unethical breeders. No more searching “Chicago Shih Tzu puppies for sale” or “Shih Tzus for sale Chicago” and filtering through the scams. Uptown Puppies has no problem taking care of that entire process so that you don’t have to!

What is a puppy mill like for a dog?

It’s easy to think of a puppy mill as a factory where dogs are raised and bred without long-term care for the well-being or health of the puppies. Oftentimes these puppy mill style breeders will inbreed dogs that can cause major health issues later in life that may not have been originally disclosed to the consumer. In order to avoid puppy mills and backyard breeders, Uptown Puppies has set up a vetting process that weeds out fakes and frauds.

Are there any Shih Tzu puppies available?

If you’re still searching Google for “Shih Tzu breeders Chicago” or “Shih Tzu for sale Chicago” it may be time to switch up your method! Take some time to look below at our list of preferred partners and puppy breeders, connect with, and get ready to meet your family’s ideal Shih Tzu puppy. If you’ve visited a few local breeders but aren’t having any luck, don’t be worried, there is still hope for you with the Uptown Puppies network.

What kind of dog is a Shih Tzu?

The Shih Tzu is a small dog that serves as a great companion. Some say the Shih Tzu was originally bred for Chinese Royalty, but one thing that is true is that Shih Tzu is ancient. In fact, the Shih Tzu may be one of the oldest breeds in the world according to some experts. Shih Tzus for sale in Chicago have gotten so popular in fact that people have begun to breed Shih Tzu hybrid breeds!

How is it possible to avoid puppy mills?

When you set out to find Shih Tzu puppies for sale Chicago, the method that you choose to use at the beginning of your search can determine whether fake businesses or puppy mills are even in the question. When you search for a new puppy on the Uptown Puppies website, you are only viewing puppies from the top 10% of breeders in the country which is a sure fire way to avoid backyard breeders and puppy mills all together!

Why is Uptown Puppies different from conducting a search through Google or Yahoo?

When your average consumer sets out to find Shih Tzu puppies in Chicago they just type something like “Chicago Shih Tzu for sale” or “Chicago Shih Tzus for sale” into Google or Yahoo. Unfortunately the way that the algorithm works with these large search engines, the businesses who have spent the most money on marketing float to the top of your search which means that the most reputable, ethical businesses might be lost. This is definitely not the case with Uptown Puppies!

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