More Than Just a Cute Puppy!
to Arizona Sunrise Shih Tzus
You can call me Dee! I am your local, reputable Shih Tzu breeder. If you’re looking for purebred Shih Tzu puppies, you have come to the right place! I run a small, responsible breeding program in my home in sunny Goodyear, Arizona. All of my Shih Tzus are family first. After you scroll through my website pages to see firsthand what makes my breeding program unique, head over to the nursery to check out our Shih Tzu puppies for sale!
The adult Shih Tzus in my breeding program meet all mandatory health testing requirements for the breed. I check for genetic health conditions in all my breeding adults through Embark. The genetic test guarantees purebred heritage and helps me make ethical breeding decisions. I have also been awarded Gooddog’s Excellent Health Testing badge! All Shih Tzu puppies come with a two-year health guarantee.
Shih Tzu Puppy Curriculum & Temperament Testing
I raise my purebred Shih Tzu puppies on a first class puppy curriculum to ensure proper socialization. According to studies, puppies that complete a developmentally appropriate curriculum tend to be more intelligent emotionally and intellectually. Puppies that complete a socialization curriculum are also more capable of handling fear according to the AKC.
All of the Shih Tzu puppies in my responsible breeding program go through exposure training and temperament testing before being placed as well. Temperament testing gives clients an inside look at their future puppy’s emerging personality. As a responsible Shih Tzu breeder, I like to set my future puppy owners up for success by providing them with as much information about their puppy as possible.
"Quality is everyone's responsibility." - W. Edwards Deming
Ethical & Reputable Shih Tzu Breeder
I only have a few litters of available Shih Tzu puppies per year. This gives me the opportunity to provide the puppies with a great deal of time and individual attention during their most critical period of development. Running a small, responsible breeding program also allows me to have the time and energy to devote love and attention to my adult dogs which mean the world to me! All of the Shih Tzus in my program are family first! They spend their days alongside my family and I.
Shih Tzu Puppies for Sale!
Please check the Puppy Nursery often to see if we have available Shih Tzu puppies for sale! We typically have a few litters planned per year. Make sure to fill out the application on the reserve page for consideration.
We typically have male and female Shih Tzu puppies for sale in a variety of coat colors and patterns. In the past we have had the opportunity to raise gold, black, gold and white, black and white, and chocolate Shih Tzu puppies.
Our standard Shih Tzu puppies have either the traditional black pigmentation on the nose, eye lids and paw pads or the more rare liver pigmentation which turns all pigment to brown. If you would like to learn more about liver Shih Tzu puppies click here.
Make sure to follow along on Instagram stories, posts and reels to watch these Shih Tzu puppies work their way through curriculum daily! I usually post to Instagram stories every day when I have a litter! I post on Facebook, TiKTok and You Tube but not as often. Simply click on the Instagram link at the top or bottom of this page.
Quality isn't expensive, it's priceless!
"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it." Nelson Mandela
Purebred Shih Tzu Puppies
I make it my mission at Arizona Sunrise Shih Tzus to produce purebred Shih Tzu puppies of the highest quality and health! You can find Shih Tzu puppies for sale at your local pet store for about the same price or maybe even less than my Shih Tzu puppies cost. But, you will most likely not know where your puppy came from or how he or she was raised!
As mentioned above, all of the purebred Shih Tzu puppies in my responsible breeding program are brought up on a first class puppy curriculum to help them live up to their full potential. Furthermore, the Shih Tzu puppies remain in my home for the first 11 to 12 weeks of life. Puppies learn irreplaceable life skills from their mother and littermates during the critical puppy socialization period.
I structure my responsible breeding program in a way that gives you an inside look at your future Shih Tzu puppy’s life journey from birth until he or she joins your family. I post videos or photos of the Shih Tzu puppies working their way through my program almost daily on social media. Please follow along on Instagram and Facebook to see firsthand how I raise the puppies at Arizona Sunrise Shih Tzus. As a local, reputable Shih Tzu breeder, I want nothing more than to provide my clients with high quality purebred Shih Tzu puppies that provide many years of unconditional love and fond memories.
Bringing home our sweet puppy from Deanna & her family was the most beautiful experience. She cares for her pups like her children, with so much love and warmth. She is so smart and so well versed in every area of care for her puppies and her grown dogs. I couldn’t be anymore impressed with how knowledgeable she is and how it translated into all the work she does everyday with the puppies & the AMAZING environment for them. I see all the effort and creativity that goes into the care for the pups, it’s remarkable!! It felt like a true family experience, I’m forever grateful for our Teddy and the amazing home she came from. Deanna is the best!
Couldn't Be Happier
We recently brought a puppy home from Deanna’s program and we couldn’t be happier. We chose to work with her, rather than a breeder closer to our home because we liked the fact that all of her adult dogs used for the program live in her home and are loved and cared for as family members full time. We were also impressed with the curriculum she was using with the pups. She puts her whole heart into caring for and giving each of the puppies the best possible start in life, the results of which is a happy, loving, and well rounded dog.
We recently bought a puppy from Deanna. I was really impressed by the entire program. Deanna truly loves and cares for each puppy and gives them the most incredible start to their lives. Our puppy is so smart and well adjusted. I honestly have never had an easier puppy. He has fit in with our other two Shih Tzus so quickly. Deanna is full of knowledge and always willing to help pet owners with questions or concerns. I love being able to see the entire litter daily on her Instagram account. I would highly recommend this breeder!
Responsible Breeding Program
Genetic Testing & Health Guarantee
All of the adult dogs in my responsible breeding program are registered and undergo genetic testing to prove their purebred ancestry and to rule out breed relevant genetic health conditions. All purebred Shih Tzu puppies will be sold with a two year genetic/congenital health guarantee. Furthermore, my certificates, registration papers, and all of my breeding dogs’ health testing results are available for puppy families to view! Transparency is key in my breeding program. Head over to the sire or dam page to view genetic testing results. I cannot wait to introduce you to your future Shih Tzu puppy!
Reputable Shih Tzu Breeder
Education, Awards & Certificates
As a responsible Shih Tzu breeder, I find it imperative to acquire a first class breeding education. I have taken courses through the Empowered Breeder, AviDog, Puppy Culture/Madcap University, MidWoofery and the AKC. I have received certificates from the American Kennel Club for successfully completing the Whelping and Medical Intervention and Nutritional Influences on Reproduction exams. I received the badge of excellence for health testing practices in Shih Tzus and the responsible breeder badge from Good Dog. I have also completed the Puppy Evaluator course through the Empowered Breeder program. I also partner with Baxter & Bella’s online puppy school to provide clients with first class puppy training options. For a complete list of my breeder education click here.
Ready to Get Started?
If you’re looking for available Shih Tzu puppies, contact Arizona Sunrise Shih Tzus today! As a local, reputable Shih Tzu breeder, I promise to always put the welfare of the puppies first! I would love nothing more than to help you get started on your journey to owning a purebred Shih Tzu puppy raised in my responsible breeding program. Follow along on Instagram, Facebook, or my blog for puppy updates.