I have been breeding Shih-tzus and only shih-tzus for about 12 years now. All of our puppies are raised in our home underfoot no kennels or cages. They all go to the vets for a complete physical and their appropriate vaccinations. The are handled from day one and are very socialized, we also start them on puppy pads from the time they can crawl and had great success with them being pad trained by the time they go to their new homes. Thank you for considering me for your new "tzu" baby.