Imperial ShihTzu


Hi, my name is Yolanda!  


Thank you for visiting The Puppy Nursery.  I specialize in AKC Shih Tzu's of all sizes, from Teacup Shih Tzu, to Imperial Shih Tzu, to a traditional size Shih Tzu.  I also breed Yorkshire Terriers - Teacup Yorkies & traditional size Yorkies.  Occasionally, I will blend the two to create a mixed-breed Shorkie.

I am the true definition of a family/hobby breeder. My adult dogs and puppies are raised inside my home as part of my family. They are showered with love and socialized well with both humans and dogs outside their litter.  


It's not as easy as some may think, but I find it to be a very rewarding experience.  I love all my puppies and I feel a moral and ethical responsibility to make sure they ultimately go to great homes to love and be loved for their rest of their lives.  I reserve the right to turn down a new owner/home I do not feel is a good fit.  

If you promise to love my little fur babies as much as I do and treat them as part of your family, please contact me and I will make sure to find you your perfect lil' (paw) match.

For more information please read the FAQs below.




Frequently asked questions

How did you get into breeding?

I started raising puppies about 10 years ago after I stopped raising others' (I had a home daycare for over 21 years). My love for breeding was actually born out of my love for taking care of the babies and their mamas during pregnancy. From the birth through the first months of their precious lives is a very special time. I also love uniting the pups with their new families.

Do you guarantee the health of your puppies?

Yes! All of my puppies come with a 1 year health guarantee & have been evaluated by a veterinarian. No puppy will leave my home without a clean bill of health & the maturity to be able to leave their mama & siblings. That is typically is 8-10 weeks but can be longer for the tiny teacup sizes.

What if I can no longer care for a puppy that I adopted from you?

I realize that sometimes life circumstances change outside of our control. I guarantee that if you can no longer care for the dog you adopted from me, I will care for it. I will do anything to keep one of my dogs from an animal shelter or dog rescue. I have earned the nickname of "dog lady" from a lot of friends, and occasionally find myself being given dogs other people can no longer care for. Thus I will occasionally have an adult dog I am rehoming, whether or not they were originally one of mine.

Do you ship puppies?

I prefer not to ship my puppies, however, I do occasionally make exceptions on a case-by-case basis. I would rather meet my baby's new family in person to avoid any unnecessary stress or danger to the pup. I also feel strongly that the buyer should want to see where the puppy came from and meet both their parents and me.