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Shih Tzu Puppies for Sale in San Jose 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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The happiness of our customers, our breeders, and your puppy is the foundation of everything we do.


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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 San Jose CA? We have answers.

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

It really depends on exactly what you’re looking for. San Jose Shih Tzu breeders take a lot of factors into account like the gender, size, and color of puppies to determine the cost. These can all play a role in the price, as can the experience of the breeder. As such, there is no set price when you search for San Jose Shih Tzu puppies for sale.

Do Shih Tzus mind living in small apartments?

Not at all! If you are looking for Shih Tzu puppies for sale San Jose, you can be sure that Shih Tzus are more than happy in small spaces. As long as they get lots of love and affection, as well as a trip outside each day, they will be happy almost anywhere. So all that’s left is to search for Shih Tzus for sale San Jose and find your perfect pup!

Does your network only have local Shih Tzu breeders?

We list breeders from all over the country in our network. While we list many Shih Tzu breeders in San Jose, we also connect you with breeders and businesses from all over the United States. If you find the perfect puppy on the other side of the country, the breeder can arrange transport for your pup and you can pick them up at your nearest major airport.

Do you have a process for screening Shih Tzu breeders?

Yes, we are very strict with the Shih Tzu San Jose breeders and businesses that make it into our network. Only the best are permitted, and we only allow 10% of all applicants in. You can find out more in our Breeder Pledge, which will give you an idea of what you can expect when you start searching for Shih Tzu puppies for sale in San Jose here.

Is using Uptown Puppies any different from searching online?

The Shih Tzu breeders San Jose you will find in our network are the best around. If you search online, on the other hand, you may come across a wide range of scammers and puppy mills that should be avoided. If you only want to get your Shih Tzu puppy from the best breeders, search here instead.

Should I stay away from puppy mills when looking for Shih Tzus?

Yes! These are horrible places that are more like factories for dogs. Shih Tzu puppies raised here can end up with more chances of developing illnesses later in life, which means more expensive vet bills for you. They can also live shorter lives, so avoid them at all costs when you look for Shih Tzu puppies San Jose.

If I start searching now, will I find Shih Tzu puppies?

We list a huge selection of breeders and businesses in our network. When it comes to Shih Tzu puppies in San Jose, you won’t have any trouble finding exactly what you are looking for. So start today, and get ready to adopt your new Shih Tzu pup very soon because they are only a few clicks away!

Do Shih Tzus have typical characteristics?

Shih Tzus are friendly, loving, loyal, and playful, which is why San Jose Shih Tzus for sale are so popular! Some have said these dogs were originally bred for royalty by Tibetan monks. Whatever their origins, Shih Tzus remain incredibly popular dogs, so find your San Jose Shih Tzu for sale here.

Do Shih Tzus need to get a lot of exercise?

When it comes to getting a Shih Tzu for sale San Jose, remember that they will need to get exercise. They certainly have a lot of energy, and that’s something to keep in mind when finding Shih Tzus for sale in San Jose. But as long as you make sure you take them out for a walk or spend time playing in the yard regularly, your Shih Tzu will be more than happy.

Are Shih Tzus friendly around other pets?

In general, yes. If you want a Shih Tzu for sale in San Jose, you can relax in the knowledge that they are very friendly around other dogs, including small and large dogs. They will probably get on fine with your cat too. All dogs are individuals, so to a certain extent it depends on the dog. But as a breed, Shih Tzus present no problems.

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