Hi, My name is Elle. I started Colorado Shih Tzu at 10 years of age with the love for the breed and a dream to own a Shih Tzu. I had difficulty finding a healthy Shih Tzu puppy in Colorado from a reputable breeder when I was 10 years old so my search turned to neighboring states. I found my perfect female AKC Shih Tzu puppy in Iowa and a male followed shortly from Indiana. I wanted to start a breeding business in Colorado where families did not have to go out of state to find a Shih Tzu puppy. The Colorado Shih Tzu website was created and I maintain it with pictures of our adult Shih Tzu that I call Princes and Princesses as well as new litters for adoption. I researched everything about the breed: the history, the grooming requirements, and health requirements to raise healthy AKC Shih Tzu puppies on our 40 acre farm in Strasburg, CO. I have taken what I have learned from helping goats have kids to helping the Shih Tzu whelp. I have assisted in the successful whelping of 16 healthy litters. Our philosophy is to raise our dogs as naturally as possible, feeding them the highest quality food and allowing them to socialize with other animals and most importantly, lots of human interaction. I hope I can help you with your next puppy!