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Babies are Here!


  Chéri, our 8.4 lb black and red sable girl, and

  Jiggy, our 6.6 lb Shang Su red and white boy had 2 red males and one red female on 9.25.15.
 The boys are currently tracking 8-11 lbs.
The girl is tracking 7-9 lbs.


 These babies will be ready to join their new families approx. mid November.



Please meet our 3 new Adorable "Fall Flavored" Babies":




Available ~ $1500.

  • Exquisite Loving Rare Dark Rich Red Male with white chest and dobie markings

(Dobie markings are the brighter red on the chest, legs,& eyebrows similar to a Doberman. These may stay or fade as an adult.

Luv Those Bums!


At 2 weeks and just opened their peepers:


At 4 weeks and walking!


And some fun for Halloween:


At 6 weeks fluffy, playing & running!



At 8 weeks and running and getting ready for Christmas!!




*Baby Spice* 

May be staying here ~ Contact us if interested

Showstopper Red Female with white on chest
Tracking 5-6 lbs.

Pat you on the Popo!!


At 2 weeks and just opened their peepers:



At 4 weeks and walking!



And some fun for Halloween:

At 6 weeks fluffy, playing & running!



At 8 weeks and running and getting ready for Christmas!!




Pending Deposit

Scrumptious Sweet Rare Dark Red Male with splash of white on chest and dobie markings

Squeeze them Cheeks!


At 2 weeks and just opened their peepers:



At 4 weeks and walking!


And some fun for Halloween:


At 6 weeks fluffy, playing & running!



At 8 weeks, running and getting ready for Christmas!!




       Merry Christmas to you

from our basket of Joy & Cheer!!!



Ollalie Berry and Jiggy

 had 1 red male, one gold male, and one gold female

"Little Berries" on 10.11.15

They will be ready to join their new families approx. mid December!


Please meet in birth order:

 Tiny red *Bubba* ~ SOLD



At 2 weeks, eyes just opened but not focusing yet!


At 4 weeks and walking!


*Belle* ~ SOLD

Honey Gold girl with white angel wings on chest in her first Tutu!


At 2 weeks:
Little Belle had a hard time keeping her eyes open during the shoot.
She was such a sleepyhead. :)


At 4 weeks and walking!



Available ~ $1650.00

Beautiful Honey Gold Male est 7-8 lbs


At 2 weeks, eyes just opened!



At 4 weeks and walking!



At 6 weeks, getting fluffy, and ready for Christmas!


Please see our "Expecting" page to see info & photos of these parents plus upcoming litters and photos of those parents.

Please contact us to get on the Priority wait list if
interested in the future litters.


Click here: Puppy Garden Adoption Form

Please Read this agreement and our Purchase Information page on this website if you are interested in one of our babies before you contact us.
Thank You!
(We can answer any questions you might have)





Most of our babies are adopted off our Priority list. These approved people receive the first photos and videos of the litter and get to choose before the pups are available for others to see or adopt.
Unlike most other breeders, at NO cost, it it is a good place to be!

We do love to spend our time devoted to serious inquiries please and will require you complete a puppy questionnaire to get on this no cost-no obligation list. We really want you to be happy with your experience, try to match you with the best choice, and would also like to know what kind of loving home you can offer our precious babies.

Thank you for understanding as our babies future is of utmost importance to us as well as you having a wonderful experience!


Pedigrees upon Request

We are very proud of our Tzu's!

Click on: "Sold Puppies"
to see puppies sold & waiting to go to their new homes


Also don't miss enjoying the videos of our past puppies on the
"Watch Us Play" page and pictures on the "Past Puppies" Page



All Prices Listed are for Limited AKC Registration (Pet Homes)

.Puppies are sold on a spay/neuter agreement unless other arrangements are made.

 Full registration (Breeding or Show) is sometimes available to approved individuals for an additional fee.

We reserve the right to change the pricing if we feel a correction needs to be made as the puppy develops. If you currently have a deposit, your price will be honored. It is extremely hard to know what the puppy will be growing into at the time of birth and we do want to match the best choice to you for what you are hoping for with accurate pricing.

We reserve the right to cancel a sale at any time if we feel it is not in the best interest of the puppy and any monies will be refunded.

Thank you for understanding that our fur angels futures are of our utmost importance.


While we strive to breed to the AKC Standards of conformation, movement, and great temperaments, our puppies sizes are generally the smaller of the standard (9-10 lbs), & Chinese Imperial Sizes (5-8 lbs).

They are smaller puppies with all the same conformation of the larger AKC show dog standards.

We offer you an assortment of colors and sizes to help make your puppy dreams come true!



"Just living isn't enough", said the butterfly,
"one must also have freedom, sunshine, and a little flower " (Shih Tzu) :-)

Hans Christian Anderson


We promise you will receive:

A happy and healthy pup that has been pampered (and I mean pampered!) daily in our home (never in a kennel or crate) and has a large yard with grass to scamper around in and enjoy the fresh air.

Puppies that have been bred from dogs (our pets first, breeders second) carefully chosen from around the USA.

They are cherry picked for beauty, health, conformation, and champion pedigrees so we can offer you the Crème de la Crème.
These chosen dogs do not come cheap to us either!

Dogs with lines of champions show that many breeders have strived to better the breed with attention to the reduction of genetic disorders and constantly correcting confirmation to the closest to the AKC accepted high standards.

Even though you think you would just like a pet, please consider this important detail as to the continuing good health of your new fur baby for years to come. It is heartbreaking to fall in love with your baby and find out later health problems not to mention the vet bills. It is much wiser to invest a little more in the beginning or you could pay a much higher price later on. Doesn't that make sense?

Lifetime Support

There is truth that you do get what you pay for. Quality is never a mistake.

We do basic genetic testing before breeding to help prevent this heartache later on.

We also have had their eyes checked and "Cerfed" by an eye specialist MD.

Up to date on shots, complete wormings and topical flea application.

Lifetime Support

Multiple vet checks for genetic and health screening.

Starter quality organic/holistic puppy food pack with soft and dry kibble of what pup is eating.

We feed our angels Earthborn Holistic kibble, Fromm kibble, Puppy Chicken Soup for the Soul, with no added preservatives, wheat, corn,  soy, chemicals, and ingredients you do not recognize. We chose our food carefully as we believe you are what you eat.
Please go to DogFoodAnalysis.com or DogFoodAdvisor.com to evaluate how the brands are being rated.

Only wholesome ingredients to get the puppies the best start that they deserve.

Goody bag filled with a bag of current dry and wet food pup is eating, blanky with Mom’s scent, favorite plush toy and squeaky toy, folder full of information on raising a pup, additional pamphlets and puppy record keeping book provided to you from our vet, pedigrees  of parents, AKC registration papers when applicable, vet recommended food diet information sheet, and a surprise mystery gift. Truly a puppy pack care package with everything you need to get started!

Before you receive your pup, they will have been used to getting their nails trimmed, bathed, and getting all of their body parts touched and handled. This helps with the transition to you and starting socializing early. Your vet will appreciate this as you puppy is comfortable with the basics already!

They also have been socialized and raised with other dogs, children, and people to help with the transition to your home. They come to you potty pad trained and going outside as well.

 We invest a good deal of money and time (that is why our prices are what they are) to bring you these quality puppies including many nights up tending to whelping Mommies or newborn puppies. We have the passion it calls for as this can be the most exciting and stressful thing we do all at the same time! Breeding is truly a labor of love...

We are certainly proud of our Tzu's and will not scrimp to offer you less quality.
We will always strive to maintain our high standard of care giving and excellence.

Our puppies come to you very alert, smart, friendly, and outgoing, and beautiful.

 And did we mention that very important lifetime support?

All we ask is that you give your new fur angel the same love that we have given!

Get ready for lots of fun, laughter, affection, a playmate, and a loving companion by your side eager to please you in every way!


Past Puppy References available upon Request

Gilroy Veterinary Hospital
Dr. Gregory Martinez & Dr. Dennis Harrigan
9565 Monterey Hwy. ~ Gilroy, California 95020
408-842-9348 ~


Our Vision here at Shih Tzu Garden is to always strive to better the breed, collaborate with others sharing the same mission, and provide wonderful healthy, gorgeous, happy puppies for you.

We also practice organic and holistic methods whenever possible.




Do I want a Girl or Boy?

While individual temperament and personality are to be considered, though with the sweet loving Shih Tzu, simply said,
Girls love you and Boys are in love with you (adore you).

Girls can sometimes be moody (imagine that?)
Neutered Boys make fabulous companions and will not mark your house with the usual potty training and the neuter procedure done before 6 mos of age.
So please do not discount a little boy fur angel as both girls and boys are soo loving and make marvelous companions.



A Dog's Purpose  (from a 6-year-old).

Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog's owners, Ron, his wife Lisa, and their little boy Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle.

I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn't do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.    
As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience.

The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker 's family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.

The little boy seemed to accept Belker's transition without any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after Belker's Death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives. Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up,
'I know why.'

Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I'd never heard a more comforting explanation..

He said, 'People are born so that they can learn how to live a good Life -- like lov
ing everybody all the time and being nice, right?' The Six-year-old continued, 'Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don't have to stay as long.'


  So live like a dog:  
Live simply.
Love generously.
Care deeply.
Speak kindly.
Remember, if a dog was the teacher you would learn things like:
When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.
Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.
Take naps.
Stretch before rising.
Run, romp, and play daily.
Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass..
On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.
When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.  
Be loyal.
Never pretend to be something you're not.
If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.

When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by, and nuzzle them gently.




Isn't now the time for you to add that wonderful Shih Tzu in your life?






We sincerely thank you for your business.
We would not be here without you... :-)



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