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Shih Tzu Puppies for Sale in Washington DC by Uptown Puppies

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Shih Tzu Puppies for Sale in Washington DC 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 Washington DC? We have answers.

How much do Shitzu puppies for sale in Washington DC cost?

The price for the average Shih Tzu puppy can obviously vary dramatically depending on several factors of the puppy or even its breeder. These factors include eye color, coat pattern, breeder experience and even location. The experience of Shih Tzu breeders in particular can have a direct effect on the price of puppies in your area which is why typing “Shih Tzu breeders in Washington DC” or “Washington DC Shih Tzu for sale” into Google isn’t the best way to determine your budget!

Can I own a Shih Tzu in a small Condo?

Absolutely! The Shih Tzu was born for condominium or apartment life, but seems to not care much about their living situation. After all, Shih Tzus are pretty easygoing and aren’t too fussy about much of anything other than getting sufficient attention from their owners. If you’re worried about Shih Tzu puppies in Washington DC you shouldn’t be, there are plenty of parks and quiet neighborhoods available to get your puppy outside.

Should I only be searching local puppy businesses?

One of the biggest benefits of working with Uptown Puppies is that your search gets expanded to top breeders throughout the country. If you’re not finding any great puppies nearby Uptown Puppies may be the solution. Instead of endlessly searching “Shih Tzu for sale in Washington DC” or “Shih Tzu breeders Washington DC” among only local breeders, why not have access to thousands of experienced puppy businesses?

Why is it important to avoid backyard breeders?

Avoiding backyard breeders and puppy mills is the easiest way to cut their source of revenue off and redirect that money to businesses who are ethically raising and treating young Shih Tzus. This is the driving force behind Uptown Puppies setting up vetting policies and restrictions 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 Shih Tzu puppies for sale Washington DC into your preferred search engine, 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?

With so many distractions such as pay-per-click advertisements involved with performing a simple online search for a Shih Tzu, how is anyone expected to be able to choose a reputable breeder? Typing “Shih Tzu puppies Washington DC” or “Shih Tzus for sale Washington DC” into your search bar for example, is essentially the same as organizing local businesses by marketing dollars spent on a yearly basis. At Uptown Puppies, each and every one of our network’s breeders is screened to ensure they are not conducting any sort of questionable business.

How common are puppy mills?

It’s easy to think of a puppy mill as a factory that breeds Shih Tzu puppies for profit as opposed to for the enjoyment of raising and caring for the puppies. Puppy mills can be large or small, but often fall into the trap of inbreeding dogs and feeding them low quality food which can lead to serious health issues later in life. If you're considering a general online search for “Shih Tzus for sale in Washington DC” you may want to reconsider and do your research!

What If I’m not having any luck with local DC breeders?

Not having luck finding a local Shih Tzu despite spending hours trying to do so? With Uptown Puppies your dream dog could be just a few clicks away. When you’re beginning to search for “Washington DC Shih Tzu puppies for sale” or “Washington DC Shih Tzus for sale” there’s no point in limiting your hunt to the state that you’re living in, especially if you have access to top ranked breeders through a network like Uptown Puppies!

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

The Shih Tzu is a small, fun-sized puppy that loves to serve their owner and family. Shih Tzu puppies for sale in Washington DC have gotten so popular in fact that people have begun to breed Shih Tzu hybrid breeds which many of our experienced network of breeders also sell. Whether you’re leaving the house for a quick walk around the block or on a camping trip, Shih Tzu puppies are more than happy to tag along.

How does Uptown Puppies work?

In order to start your final search for the perfect puppy you can start by browsing our wide selection of adorable puppies bred by top ranked Washington DC Shih Tzu breeders to find the one that is right for you. We then quickly put you in direct contact with the puppy raiser where you can ask questions and express your level of interest for the individual puppy that you found on our site. All that’s left after that is introducing your hand-picked Shih Tzu puppy to its new home!

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

When you type “Shih Tzu Washington DC” or “Shih Tzu for sale Washington DC” into your preferred search engine you’ll likely stumble across hundreds of reviews written by owners who live in a city similar to Washington DC raving about how the small Shih Tzu is perfect for their situation. Bringing your Shih Tzu puppy on walks to the grocery store or downtown can be a great way to bond with your new dog in a big city!

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