About Tiny Gem

Shih Tzu


Welcome to my website!!


My name is Amalie and I am a breeder of the very tiny Imperial Shih Tzu, also known as the Chinese Imperial Dog. I am excited to bring you gorgeous designer colors in tiny Imperial-sized shih tzu. I specialize in the smaller sizes, between 4 lbs to 9 lbs because I love the smooshy baby-doll face. I cherry pick my "potential" Tzu with superior quality lines to adopt into my breeding program. I am very selective as quality, conformation and health are what I am most concerned with. Of course, nothing beats that long, luxuriously thick coat and that smooshy smooshy baby-doll face too :) 


I spend a lot of time reading as much as I can on the breed for health and genetics etc. If you would like to know about the shih tzu color genetics, please read my "Determining Color" page, where you will find A LOT of good and useful information. There are many great articles and publications out there. As a "retired" nurse/medic, I find it fascinating!!My puppies are home raised and are well socialized with adults, children and other dogs. We are located in Ontario, Canada.


Our puppies are dripping in coats of Blue, Chocolate, Vibrant non-fading Red, Liver, Silver, and Creamy-White. We may, from time to time, produce the classic black and white and golds. My puppies will go to Pet Homes, which means they will need to be spayed and/or neutered at 5-6 months of age. I may grant full registration rights to an APPROVED and REPUTABLE breeder, although I am very selective even then. The cost for full breeding rights is substantially higher, and is on an individual basis.


Along with your new delicious furry bundle of joy, you will receive:


* A sample of Holistic puppy food

* A soft blanket or toys with the scent of mom and littermates

* A record of all vaccinations and diagnostic/testing

* Registration papers (if applicable)

* A lifetime of support :)

* A freshly bathed and groomed pup, flea-free!!

* A written health guarantee

* 10% discount towards the purchase of a second puppy!!


Our dogs are:

* Fed high end, holistic human-grade dog food and treats

* Guaranteed from life threatening genetic defects for up to one year

* Well Socialized to adults, children and other dogs

* Free-run of our home :)* Pre-Spoiled with lots of LOVE

* We accept cash, E-Transfers, Canadian money orders, and certified checks, sorry NO PERSONAL CHECKS