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Shih Tzu Puppies for Sale in Columbus OH by Uptown Puppies

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Shih Tzu Puppies for Sale in Columbus OH 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 Columbus OH? We have answers.

How much do Shitzu puppies for sale in Columbus OH cost?

When you type “Columbus Shih Tzu breeders” or “Columbus Shih Tzu puppies for sale” into your Google search bar you’ll quickly notice that the average price can vary quite a bit. Prices of Shih Tzu puppies for sale in Columbus are likely to vary based on key factors including the experience level of the breeder, rarity of a specific sub-breed, or even eye color. No matter your specific spending budget, with help from the Uptown Puppies network you can find your ideal pup.

Can I own a Shih Tzu in a small home?

Yes, you absolutely can! The reviews you should expect to find after searching “Shih Tzu puppies in Columbus” or “Shih Tzu Columbus” will list the Shih Tzus compact body as one of it’s top selling points. Whether you’re living in an apartment or a condominium you shouldn’t have a problem owning a Shih Tzu, especially if you are able to take them with you on a short walk around the block.

What if there are no local Shih Tzu breeders around?

If you are spending too much time online but aren’t having any luck finding a breeder in your area, it may be time to end your broad searches for “Shih Tzu breeders Columbus” or “Shih Tzu puppies Columbus”. All of the Shih Tzu breeders in Columbus who are associated with the Uptown Puppies network are experienced in arranging transport for puppies of any breed! No longer will your search end in the disappointing realization that the perfect puppy you have found is inaccessible in another state.

How do you screen Shih Tzu breeders?

Our screening process is so extensive that only 10% of all applications that we receive from puppy breeders across the country are approved! What does that mean for you? It means that when you are on our site browsing Shih Tzus for sale in Columbus you’re only viewing the top rated, reputable puppy breeders who are ready and willing to make a sale.

Why is Uptown Puppies different from competitive puppy finding sites?

What a lot of people don’t know about popular search engines is that they are great at filtering businesses by marketing dollars spent, but not as efficient at providing the most relevant content. When you search for “Columbus Shih Tzu for sale” or “Shih Tzu puppies for sale Columbus” in Google or Yahoo, you may end up dealing with a well funded puppy mill and missing out on a local, reputable breeder!

Why am I hearing so much about puppy mills?

When you search “Columbus Shih Tzus for sale” the chances of finding a reputable puppy business or Shih Tzu breeder is getting close to zero! You are much more likely to come across a puppy mill or a backyard breeder who has not been ethically breeding, feeding or caring for their dogs. Puppy mill is a term used to describe any business that is breeding puppies for profit and not prioritizng the health and safety of the dogs.

Are there Shih Tzu puppies available right now?

No matter the variety, sub-breed or color of Shih Tzu puppy you’re looking for, at Uptown Puppies your dream dog is only a few clicks away. Take a look through our network of expert breeders and puppy businesses where you can connect, and get ready to meet the Shih Tzu puppy your family has always wanted to adopt. Just because the Shih Tzu puppy of your dreams is available right now, doesn’t mean they will be in a few days so you have to act fast!

What should I expect when I bring home a Shih Tzu?

You should expect to bring home a tiny little dog that longs to be your lifelong companion. Some say the Shih Tzu was bred by Tibetan monks for Chinese royalty, but it’s true origin is actually quite a mystery. Today, the Shih Tzu is one of the most popular toy breeds, and it’s easy to see why people have gravitated towards them for over a thousand years. One of the things you won’t learn from searching “Shih Tzu for sale Columbus” or “Shih Tzus for sale Columbus” is just how desperate Shih Tzus are to please their owners at the end of the day.

Why are some puppy businesses referred to as backyard breeders?

Some puppy breeders who have set up makeshift breeding grounds in their backyard are referred to as backyard breeders. These businesses which are often unincorporated inbreed dogs and don’t take the necessary health precautions to keep the entire facility sanitary. When you work with Uptown Puppies you never have to worry about being associated with a backyard breeder or unethical business!

What is the Uptown Puppies process like?

In order to begin your search for the ideal Shih Tzu puppy or puppy breeder the only thing you have to do is navigate our large selection of puppies available through only expert breeders to find the one that is right for you. After you choose your adorable new companion, we then put you in direct contact with the breeder where you are given the chance to ask any questions that you may have. No more endlessly searching “Shih Tzu for sale in Columbus”, with Uptown Puppies your companion is just a few clicks away.

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