My parents, brother and I are planning to buy a shih tzu puppy.
Just to make sure how much we could pay for a shih tzu puppy, what is the average price for a shih tzu puppy?
And, is there such thing as an imperial shih tzu puppy?
The breed was considered ‘imperial’ but right now it’s just one breed of dog.
Since small dog prices are incredibly inflated (you’re paying show quality price for pet quality dogs) I’d say check first with the breed rescues, as they are looking for homes for the dogs in their care and the price will be far lower than the $300-$800 market costs.
And with humane societies and animal shelters seeing 60% of their intake dogs being purebreds, you can usually put your name in with them to call you when one of a particular breed is brought in for adoption. Then you’d only be paying the cost of the adoption fee and the dog would have been vet checked plus be up to date on it’s shots.