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Shih Tzu Puppies for Sale in San Diego CA 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 San Diego CA? We have answers.

How much do Shitzu puppies for sale in San Diego CA cost?

There is no set price for Shih Tzu puppies for sale San Diego because so many factors come into play. For example, you may have a particular color, size, or gender in mind for your new Shih Tzu pup, and these can all affect the price. The experience of the breeder can also play a role in the price.

Will a Shih Tzu be OK in a small home?

Shih Tzus are perfectly at home in small apartments. After all, they are very small dogs. But they are also relaxed, friendly, and happy to be anywhere as long as they are close to their owners. So if you’ve got a small place, search today for San Diego Shih Tzu puppies for sale, and your pup will be happy anywhere.

Will you connect me with breeders in other areas of the country too?

We list many San Diego Shih Tzu breeders in our network so we can connect you with the best local breeders and businesses. But as well as Shih Tzu breeders in San Diego, you can also find breeders from all over the country. The breeder can easily arrange travel for your pup so you can meet your new Shih Tzu at your most convenient major airport.

Do you always screen the Shih Tzu breeders in your network?

Yes, and this is something we take very seriously with all the Shih Tzu breeders San Diego in our network, as you can see in our Breeder Pledge. In fact, we only approve 10% of all applicants, which gives you an idea of how high our standards are when it comes to breeders of Shih Tzu puppies San Diego.

Why should I use Uptown Puppies to find a Shih Tzu and not just search online?

Because there are so many scammers out there. It’s a sad fact, but it’s hard to avoid them. We want to provide a place where people can find ethical Shih Tzu San Diego breeders. Here, you and your family will only connect with exceptional breeders and businesses when you look for Shih Tzu puppies in San Diego.

What exactly is a puppy mill and why should I steer clear?

You can think of puppy mills as factories for dogs where profits are put above all else. Because good breeding practices are not followed, dogs from mills often develop health problems later in life. As well as being unfair to the dogs, it also means more expensive vet bills for you, so always avoid mills when you are finding a Shih Tzu for sale San Diego.

Will I be able to find Shih Tzus now if I start looking?

Whatever you have got in mind for your Shih Tzu puppy, you’ll find it when you start searching our network. The recommended breeders in our network have many Shih Tzu puppies for sale in San Diego. Take a look today by searching for a Shih Tzu for sale in San Diego, then just connect with one and get ready to meet your cute Shih Tzu pup.

What makes Shih Tzus so popular?

Shih Tzus are small, easygoing, relaxed, and lots of fun! They love to play and have a lot of energy, but they also like relaxing with their owners. They were bred for companionship centuries ago, and many people will want a San Diego Shih Tzu for sale for this reason. Once you find the perfect pup you’ll be getting a loyal and loving companion.

Are Shih Tzus suitable for seniors?

Shih Tzus and senior citizens were made for each other. But the truth is, when it comes to San Diego Shih Tzus for sale, they are perfect for any age group. Shih Tzus are gentle, caring, and make great companions. They also love nothing more than sitting on laps and spending time with their owners.

Will my Shih Tzu need to get much exercise?

When you start looking for Shih Tzus for sale San Diego, you might be wondering how much exercise they need. Shih Tzus have a lot of energy, so keep in mind that they will need to play every day or go for a regular walk, but they don’t need more exercise than most other dogs. There are many Shih Tzus for sale in San Diego right now, so find yours today.

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