.........News Letter # 6   

Puppy Pick up: Puppy traveling to go home:

         What do I bring with me; when I pick up puppy?


     Bring with you a travel crate or buy one here (at my cost, I do not try to make any money off my things to make the puppy more comfortable), but the puppy will not go home unless you bring something safe for it to be in. I do not believe in holding the puppy for a car ride.>>>>> Do not pick puppy up out of cage when crying>>>>>>. Always wait for it to be quiet or you will condition the puppy and it will make noise for you to come. If you have a last payment bring a money order or cash.


 Where  do you plan on keeping the puppy?


    It needs to be a safe and warm in winter. In the summer it needs to be cool and protected from sun and other animals. You can always move the area, especially if you use a play pen. I defiantly recommend the play pen, I have great ones here. Your puppy can use it its whole life, to keep it safe and comfertable. They have a door which can be opened or closed to keep the puppy in.


   When can friends visit the new puppy?


Friends will want to see your new puppy, but it is good to give him/ her a few days to get use to you. The puppy will begin to know your smell and voice. If too many come will be confused and will change the new bonding experience you want him/her to begin to grow. It is best for the puppy to complete its shots, but you can use your best judgment.


Now that you are this puppy’s parent you are depended on to provide all his or her needs. You determine what kind of dog this puppy will be when it is older. Take great care in encouraging good behavior.  Discourage bad behavior. It may seem funny now, but how do you want your dog to act in a year.

Will my puppy cry alot?


    Remember this puppy has never been outside before and has always had the mother or her essence around. It may not seem like a lot to you, but it is a big change in the puppy’s life. Loosing siblings that it has been around for his/her whole life. It takes a good 3 days and night for the puppy to get use to new surroundings. Don’t pick the puppy up when cries, wait until quiet. They will wrap you around their paw fast enough. Sonshine will give you a scented blanket to take home, this will give the puppy something familiar in your home. Don't wash it for several weeks.


   When I pick-up my puppy how long will it take?


      I plan for an hour, but I will take as much time as needed to make sure you understand how to care for your puppies needs. My job is just beginning, if you have questions, I want to answer them for you. Please read over the contract on line, because you will sign it at pick-up.


Anything you do not have get from me. I do not want you to stop at any stores going home.


You should have an enclosure and water bottle, puppy can not just run around the home.....

Paper- training must be reinforced at your home. Keep making paper area smaller and smaller over time then use a small box or pads. We have holders and pads.
Shot records, food schedule, and many more information will be given at pick-up.

All Puppies come with First shot, worming, vet exam, trimmed nails, socialized, played with daily, paper-trained, pre-loved,  accustomed to stair walking, paper-trained  and happy in every way.

      We are a quality, AKC, experienced breeder; therefore you get the best we have to offer and our puppies.  
Every puppy adopted receives Free Goodies -Sample of food, can of puppy meat, comb, bowl, ball, toy, blanket (liter scented), treats, chews, health records, A.K.C. Papers, folder, and a book -with everything you need to know about caring for your new puppy. This is my way of thanking you for adding a  Sonshine Shih Tzu  to your life.  (from Anne's Puppies) Items may change at breeders discretion.   

                    Brachycephalic Dogs


The term "brachycephalic" refers to those dogs with "pushed in" faces. Breeds such as the Pug, Shih Tzu, Pekingnese and Yorkshire Terrier are considered brachycephalic. Brachycephalic dogs are known for having respiratory problems. Though it's true that these dogs are more prone to respiratory complaints, not every brachycephalic dog will have breathing problems.

  • Brachycephalic dogs may have exceptionally narrow nostrils. The soft palate, or tissue on the roof of the mouth that separates the oral cavity from the nasal cavity, may be elongated and hang down in the throat. Elongated soft palate is very common in brachycephalic dogs and is the reason why many of them may make a snorting sound when they breathe.

  • Brachycephalic dogs may also have abnormally narrow windpipes, making anesthesia dangerous. 

  • Brachycephalic dogs are far more prone to heat stroke than any other breed of dog. Because they can't breathe well, they're unable to cool themselves efficiently by panting. Panting can cause their air passages to swell, causing further overheating and respiratory distress.

  • Brachycephalic dogs are prone to eye problems, because their eye sockets are quite shallow. Even a small blow to the head, or a tug from a leash, can cause a brachycephalic dog's eye to pop out. In some dogs, the eyes bug out so much that the lids can't close; these dogs are prone to chronic dry eye. The eyelids of brachycephalic dogs may be misshapen, and roll inward; if this happens, the eye could sustain serious damage.

  • Brachycephalic dogs often have crowded teeth, and are more vulnerable to tooth decay. They may develop infections in their skin folds, and can have trouble giving birth.

Don't allow him to become overweight, as this makes breathing harder for him. Walk him on with a harness, rather than a collar.

Our Shih Tzu will grow out of any problems by one year of age and have never needed any surgery to repair or change the normal breathing for our shih tzu.

                          A Shih Tzu's Love will Never Fade.