Puppies on the Prairie is located on the beautiful and quiet prairie of northeastern South Dakota. We breed quality Shih Tzu puppies that are raised in our home in a family setting. Our puppies are AKC registered, happy, healthy, well socialized, and ready to become your life-long companion. Our puppies are given loving and attentive care while they are with us, and will be well socialized, loved, and a ~little spoiled~ upon arrival to their new homes. Adults for our breeding program are chosen from the finest bloodlines, and are well-screened for sound health before being bred. WE PLACE ALL OF OUR PUPPIES ON A SPAY/NEUTER CONTRACT, and do not sell to puppy mills, pet stores or brokers. We want all of our puppies to be placed in loving, pampering pet homes. Before placement, our puppies will have an individual and thorough exam by our veterinarian, have at least one set of shots, and preventative wormings. We are AKC inspected yearly and have always met their requirements. ***PLEASE NOTE: I do not place puppies for breeding under any circumstance, only to PET HOMES on strict spay/neuter contract. If you are looking for a breeding dog or do not plan to spay/neuter your pet, please do not inquire...***
Our adults and puppies live with us in our home as part of our family. We have an abundance of room for them, as well as 10 acres "just for them" to play and explore. Our dogs are happy, smart, well-mannered, and treated with respect and an abundance of love as part of our family. They do have hobbies of their own of course! These include playing run & chase games in the yard, monitoring the deer, pheasants, and wildlife that surround our yard, and sometimes even go to go to the garden to pick some little "snacks" like tomatoes...They are truly given the best of everything and have the run of the house. We socialize our adults and puppies to people of all ages and children, as well as other dogs. All of our adults and puppies are given the best in veterinary care, regular groomings, and are fed quality food and homemade treats. We can provide you with references from past puppy customers or our vet if you are interested in acquiring a puppy from us. TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SHIH TZU BREED, VISIT http://www.allshihtzu.com, and a good resource book to read for our new puppy parents: https://www.createspace.com/6294935
We guarantee our puppies for one year against genetic disease and stand behind our puppies as being healthy, as stated in our contract/guarantee. We go out of our way to ensure that you are happy with your puppy. We would like to visit with you by phone or have you visit our home prior to your puppy purchase. We love our puppies and feel they are precious gifts from God, and great care is taken to make sure they go to loving homes. We are also available for questions that you may have about taking care of your puppy, before, during, and indefinitely after the puppy placement.
If you are interested in purchasing a puppy, please email or call to make sure the puppy is available. We would like to talk to you and learn more about your family and preference of a puppy, and make sure the puppy is a right fit for your household. A deposit is required to hold the puppy until it is ready to go home. The deposit goes towards the purchase price of the puppy and needs to be received within 5 days of confirming your choice of puppy. If not received in 5 days, the puppy will be made available again. Please make sure you are ready to accept the responsibility of a puppy before depositing as deposits are non-refundable. **Please note, we do not provide shipping of puppies in cargo via airlines** Payment can be made by paypal, postal money order, or cash. Checks are no longer accepted. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CANCEL A SALE AT ANY TIME IF THE SALE IS NOT IN THE BEST INTEREST OF OUR PUPPIES. ***Breeder retains the right to first pick of any litter for personal breeding program***
****COVID****We are not doing home visits at this time due to COVID. We will meet you in an outdoor public place for puppy pick ups.
"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion"-Author unknown-