My First Prapso

by Terri
(Auburn, Alabama)


We were looking for a new furbaby Shih Tzu. We found a breeder in Athens Ga about a 3 hour drive from us. It was the last one. She looked adorable in the picture but when we got there something just didn't look right about her. Not knowing what a Prapso Shih Tzu was, I asked the breeder. He showed me her mom and dad's registration papers so I went ahead and got her. When I registered her I also got her pedigree (4 generations back).

I talked to people online till I finally found out that she was called a Prapso Shih Tzu --low maintenance, easy to groom and very sweet.

We have never been happier with a dog in our lives. Two days ago she gave birth to her first litter of 5. I'm hoping at least one is a Prapso.

I love the look and the ease of care of them and they seem a bit smarter than our other furbabies. (not to take anything away from them they are adorable and smart too).

Hello, Janice Here from Miracle Shih Tzu

Thank you for sharing your story here. Hopefully, I can speak for everyone who has had a Prapso Puppy...they are very much Shih Tzu, but they have something special and I think you described them perfectly. Your Prapso mom is beautiful and the puppies are amazing.

It seems like it takes me about 6 weeks to know for sure about the differences in the puppies, that is to identify a possible Prapso. That was not always the case, though, as my first Prapso came as a complete surprise to me too.

Good luck with the litter and I'm hoping that you'll post again when the puppies get a little bigger.

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Jul 26, 2019
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My crazy, but adorable boy!
by: Jean ward (U.K.)

My best friend had Shih Tzu's, three to be exact, and of course I fell in love. Not just when they were puppies either! I resolved to get my own, and after lookiing for a while to find the right dog, I bought a beautiful little black and white little boy!
Having brought him home, of course I wanted to show him off, and called my friend to come over. She loved him straight away, but kept looking kind of funny at him. In the end, she said that she thought there was something "Not quite right" with him! I was a bit upset by that comment, but brushed it off. A few days later she called me and said she had found out all about him, and he was called "a Prapso" a miracle dog!

He is now nearly a year old, running around like a lunatic, and keeping my whole family amused for hours! He is bigger than my friends dog, but we hope he's stopped growing now. He is very clever, learned to sit,stay give his paw and the down command , very quickly, mind you that's because he thinks with his stomach! He loves a cuddle, on his terms, is very stubborn and can get a bit over excited at times. I honestly think he has ADHD. When I see him playing in the garden he put me in mind of my son as a child, and he does have ADHD, so I know what I'm talking about.

Anyway, I love the way he looks, his face is just sooooo cute and I couldn't be without him at all now. We called him Bilbo and our home would be far too quiet without him in it. He's a handful, but we wouldn't want him any other way.

Jul 26, 2019
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My crazy, but adorable boy!
by: Jean ward (U.K.)

My best friend had Shih Tzu's, three to be exact, and of course I fell in love. Not just when they were puppies either! I resolved to get my own, and after lookiing for a while to find the right dog, I bought a beautiful little black and white little boy!
Having brought him home, of course I wanted to show him off, and called my friend to come over. She loved him straight away, but kept looking kind of funny at him. In the end, she said that she thought there was something "Not quite right" with him! I was a bit upset by that comment, but brushed it off. A few days later she called me and said she had found out all about him, and he was called "a Prapso" a miracle dog!

He is now nearly a year old, running around like a lunatic, and keeping my whole family amused for hours! He is bigger than my friends dog, but we hope he's stopped growing now. He is very clever, learned to sit,stay give his paw and the down command , very quickly, mind you that's because he thinks with his stomach! He loves a cuddle, on his terms, is very stubborn and can get a bit over excited at times. I honestly think he has ADHD. When I see him playing in the garden he put me in mind of my son as a child, and he does have ADHD, so I know what I'm talking about.

Anyway, I love the way he looks, his face is just sooooo cute and I couldn't be without him at all now. We called him Bilbo and our home would be far too quiet without him in it. He's a handful, but we wouldn't want him any other way.

Jul 26, 2019
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My crazy, but adorable boy!
by: Jean ward (U.K.)

My best friend had Shih Tzu's, three to be exact, and of course I fell in love. Not just when they were puppies either! I resolved to get my own, and after lookiing for a while to find the right dog, I bought a beautiful little black and white little boy!
Having brought him home, of course I wanted to show him off, and called my friend to come over. She loved him straight away, but kept looking kind of funny at him. In the end, she said that she thought there was something "Not quite right" with him! I was a bit upset by that comment, but brushed it off. A few days later she called me and said she had found out all about him, and he was called "a Prapso" a miracle dog!

He is now nearly a year old, running around like a lunatic, and keeping my whole family amused for hours! He is bigger than my friends dog, but we hope he's stopped growing now. He is very clever, learned to sit,stay give his paw and the down command , very quickly, mind you that's because he thinks with his stomach! He loves a cuddle, on his terms, is very stubborn and can get a bit over excited at times. I honestly think he has ADHD. When I see him playing in the garden he put me in mind of my son as a child, and he does have ADHD, so I know what I'm talking about.

Anyway, I love the way he looks, his face is just sooooo cute and I couldn't be without him at all now. We called him Bilbo and our home would be far too quiet without him in it. He's a handful, but we wouldn't want him any other way.

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Your pups
by: Calli808

Just wondering if any of the pups were prapso shih tzus. I just picked one out a little of a friend's Malsi and the dad is a prapso. I am excited to see if our little guy will be more like his daddy!

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