Why even have a breeding plan?
A wise person once said if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
AND, I don't like to fail.
Our Shih Tzu Breeding Plan has been formulated based on genetics, psychology, and animal husbandry and is constantly updated as new information becomes available.
It not only involves decisions about which dogs mate, but also when. When planning we look at many different factors such as the strengths and weaknesses of the parents, the health status of the dame and sire, and the available time we need to adequately care for a litter.
Let me tell you what makes us unique.
It’s a family affair. We all chip into help make sure our adults are well cared for, exercised, trained and happy.
Happy, stress-free adult dogs make happy adjusted puppies.
We feed top quality food premium brand dog food to all of our dogs. We believe that a high quality diet that does not include grains such as corn, wheat and soy are more appropriate for the overall health of our dogs. Supplements are given on an as needed and individual basis.
Our dogs receive regular veterinary services and tests at our local veterinary hospital
Our dogs get regular exercise inside our home and on our five acres outdoors. Weather permitting; puppies go outside around 5 weeks of age on a daily basis.
Our puppies are groomed from an early age to make your job of grooming a little easier. By the time your puppy reaches 8 weeks of age, he has had at least two and often three baths, nail clips and been introduced to other grooming tasks such as cleaning inside their ears, brushing their teeth, removing hair from their foot pads and a sanitary clip.
Puppies receive regular vaccinations and veterinary care as needed. We start our vaccination program between 6 and 8 weeks of age, so your puppy will have received his first set and often two sets of shots before you take him home.
We worm at 2,4,6 and 8 weeks of age and worm for intestinal parasites including worms, Coccidia and Giardia.