Pien Ji Shih Tzu

Where Type Meets Temperament

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About Pien Ji Shih Tzu

CH Boys Pien Ji is dedicated to producing a very few, very high quality Shih Tzu. Our foundation boy, CH Ningsia's Chun Kee Bob, was the number 5 producer of Champion Shih Tzu in the US for 2008- based on a few, high quality litters bred here at home. When you look at our dogs- they probably look different from what you are used to seeing- there are a lot more solids here, and even some blues. I love the rainbow that this breed should be, and pretty much every breeding I do has both color and parti genes so I can pick the best pup for show irregardless of color.
Charlee with Champions
Smoke- a black masked silver,
Mun Kee - a blue, and
Red Fred - a black mask red
I'm not sure if you noticed, but these Champions are all what people would call "rare colors"- and all finished owner handled! So if someone tells you they don't show "rare colors" (that term irritates me- self- fulfilling prophecy) because you can't win with them- tell them you certainly can - you just have to breed GOOD ONES.

About Pien Ji Pups

Pien Ji PupPien Ji Shih Tzu are bred for health, temperament, and conformation to the standard as set by the American Shih Tzu Club.  In the process of breeding for show, wonderful pets are produced as a by-product!  My Shih Tzu live in the house, and are very social.  As such, I have much less tolerance for temperament problems that produce, at times, a better show dog, but one much harder to live with.  My feeling is that if you haven't produced a dog that people love to live with, you have failed. 

Pien Ji Shih Tzu come with an initial two week guarantee against contagious disease.  This is to get you through the incubation period, and ensure to you that your puppy is healthy at the time of purchase.

There is a two year guarantee against life threatening congenital defect.  If your pup has RD (Renal Dysplasia- kidney disease), it should show up by that time, as should Von Wilebrand's (a clotting disorder).  Kidney and eye problems are fairly common in the breed in general, I have not had any genetic problem with either, and would immediately neuter any animal involved in producing any of these conditions, and I would need to know of any problems IMMEDIATELY.

Pien Ji pups are sold on a spay/neuter contract unless sold for show. 

Your pup will come with a Starter kit, with all of the basics you need except a crate and bed.  There will be enough food for three days to give you time to get the same food- my dogs are doing very well on the diet they are on. 

Your pup will have been wormed twice, and will have the first two puppy shots.  I do not vaccinate for Leptospirea, as that shot is more dangerous to your pup than the likelihood of getting Lepto.  I do not give rabies shots- that has to be done by a vet. 

Your puppy will not be able to go to your home until 12 weeks. It allows for optimal socialization, and for the first two puppy shots to have been given. 

If at any time you no longer feel you can keep the pup, it comes back here per the contract.  I do not want my babies ending up in rescue or the pound, and will be there to help Basket Full of Puppiesif you have problems that don't allow you to keep the pup any longer. 

I will be there to help and support you with the pup for the life of the pup.  If you have questions, I prefer you ask me first- in most cases I will be able to help you, and I will try to find that answer when I don't know.

Please contact me with any questions.   Charlee

Why We Breed

Shih Tzu PuppiesMy Shih Tzu are bred for type, temperament, and health, and even in a sweet breed like this, my Shih Tzu are known for being exceptionally sweet, loving, and well mannered. I wouldn't have it any other way! My babies live in my house, and while I firmly believe that purebred dogs should only be bred to the standard and for breed improvement, I feel that if your pups aren't a true delight to live with, you have failed!

My Associations
  • I am currently Vice President of the Puget Sound Shih Tzu Fanciers, the only Shih Tzu Breed Club in the Northwest.
  • I am also a Board member of the Toy Dog Club of Puget Sound and a member of the Tacoma Kennel Club.
  • I was the first AKC recognized Shih Tzu Breeder of Merit in the Northwest.

American Kennel Club Breeder of Merit


Our Champions

CH Ningsia's Chun Kee Bob - Bob - a blue gold & white was the #5 producer of champion Shih Tzu for 2008!

CH Ningsia's I'm a Keeper - Keeper - a gold & white

BISS CH Pien Ji's Red Fred, CGC - Red Fred - a black mask red - a BBX CH - my first homebred Champion went Best in Specialty Show his first time in the ring as a champion!

CH Pien Ji's Chun Kee Mun Kee - Mun Kee - a beautiful blue!

BPIS INT'L CH & AKC CH Pien Ji's Lolli Doll - Lolli Doll - this lovely gold & white finished with three majors, the third at a Toy Specialty!

CH Ningsia's Texas Ranger - Walker - gold & white

CH Pien Ji's Cherchez La Rouge - Cher Bear - a black mask red that took back to back 4 point majors at Toy Specialties!

CH Katmandu Lady Marmalade of Pien Ji - Marmie - a black mask red that finished with two 5 point majors!

CH Sha-Mar's Smoke Gets in Your Eyes of Pien Ji - Smoke - a black mask silver brindle - finished with two 5 point majors!

BIS& BPIS INT'L CH & AKC CH Hansuti's Oh What a Night - Max - a lovely black that went Best in Specialty his only time in the ring as a special!

CH Katmandu N Pien Ji's Mayhem - Mayhem - gold and white - a BBX Champion finished with thee majors!

BIS INT'L CH & AKC CH Mei San's Weapon of Choice of Pien Ji N Ningsia - Tommy- a solid red

MBIS INT'L CH, BIS UKC CH & AKC CH Pien Ji's Merlot- Melot - a lovely black masked red son of Red Fred - finished AKC from BBX owner handled, with no hairspray or fancy topknot, the first Shih Tzu in MANY years to finish shown naturally (you don't need to mess with perfection!)

Shih Tzu Reporter article about Pien Ji Shih Tzu
At the end of 2010, We were honored as The Shih Tzu Reporter did an article on Pien Ji- click here if you would like to read it!


Contact Us!

If the link at the bottom of the page does not work for you, my e-mail is:

And if it did not work, the puppy questionnaire would not work for you, either, so here it is - please copy and paste it into an e-mail with your responses!

Name/Address/Phone/Cell Phone/Best time to call:
Preference regarding your new Shih Tzu (sex/color/age)
Living conditions: house or apartment/fenced yard-how high? Visible from street? (If so, how will you ensure no one gabs your darling pup?) Children ages/how many hours the puppy will be alone per day/where the puppy will live and sleep
If you are planning on moving in the near future, what will happen to your Shih Tzu?
Pet Ownership and History
What dogs and other types of animals have (breed, age, sex, neutered, live in or outside)?
What dogs and other types of animals have you had in the past 5 years (breed, age, sex, neutered, live in or outside)?
If you no longer have the animals listed above, please explain how long you had them and what happened to them.
References (who referred you to Pien Ji Shih Tzu/your veterinarian and his/her phone number/ your groomer and his/her phone number)
Do all family members favor getting a Shih Tzu? If not, what is the situation?
Which member of your household will be primarily responsible for feeding, training and general care of your Shih Tzu?
Does any member of your household have a known allergy to animals? If so, how will you deal with it?
How will the pet be cared for during vacations?
Why do you want a Shih Tzu?