Are chocolate Shih Tzu Puppies truly rare?
You many be wondering whether chocolate Shih Tzu puppies are rare or not. Chocolate Shih Tzu puppies are adorable, I think everyone can agree with that! But, is a chocolate Shih Tzu puppy really rare or is this a myth? Read on to find out more about the gorgeous chocolate Shih Tzu puppy.
Let’s start out by explaining what a chocolate Shih Tzu puppy is in the first place. When breeders refer to a puppy as a chocolate Shih Tzu, they’re talking about the color of the coat. A chocolate Shih Tzu may have anything from a deep dark chocolate coat to an almost tan colored coat. Genetically, all chocolate Shih Tzus are considered livers, regardless of coat coloring. Liver Shih Tzu puppies are created when both breeding parents carry the recessive b gene: https://vgl.ucdavis.edu/test/brown-dog. The recessive b gene turns all black to brown in liver Shih Tzus.
Now back to the topic, chocolate Shih Tzu puppies aren’t rare so to speak. More and more breeders have chocolate Shih Tzu Puppies for sale now a days. But, a chocolate Shih Tzu puppy’s coat color is more rare than traditional coat colors such as gold and white. It is usually much easier to find a Shih Tzu puppy with the traditional black pigment than a liver-chocolate Shih Tzu puppy.
I also feel it is worth mentioning that it may be rare to find a chocolate Shih Tzu puppy that comes from a responsible breeding program. A responsible Shih Tzu breeder carefully chooses breeding stock. Breeding adults need to be healthy and even tempered. Furthermore, the chocolate Shih Tzu puppy should have appropriate socialization opportunities. All Shih Tzu puppies for sale in my breeding program participate in a developmentally appropriate curriculum program. Furthermore, all of my Shih Tzu puppies for sale complete temperament testing before being matched with clients.
If you’re looking for chocolate Shih Tzu puppies for sale, please remember that coat color should come secondary. I understand that you may be searching for a specific type of puppy, like a female chocolate Shih Tzu puppy for instance. But, it is much more important to search for a Shih Tzu puppy that comes from a responsible breeder. Health and temperament are much more important than coat color! On the other hand, If you happen to find a chocolate Shih Tzu puppy for sale that is healthy and has an amazing temperament consider yourself lucky and go for it!