this is hard to say most people act like that because they only want money or a way to scam you! what I will do is try to found one in your area who sell shih tzu and see if you can buy one but only in cash never pull down deposit and never tell them you have dogs because in the end they going to think you trying take their business and don't fall for AKC registered people believe if they have this paper they can up charge you!This is off subject, but can you give me some advice on Shih Tzus? My wife and I have owned Shih Tzus for a very long time. Our first Shih Tzu was given to us by a friend. He lived to be old age and died of natural old age causes. My wife was so broken-hearted I went looking for another Shih Tzu. I found a couple that had an AKC registered male and female that would not sell them apart. They were not fixed or related and when the female was five years old, we bred them once to get some offspring. We kept a female and gave the other pups to family members that had been waiting years (our Shih Tzus are loved by all). That female pup is now five years old, which makes her parents ten. We know they will only be with us for a couple more years because the average lifespan of Shih Tzus is around 12 years. We also know that it is not good to breed females after five years of age. Want a third-generation from our line, but obviously her father cannot be the stud because we had him fixed and he is her father anyway. So we need to find a suitable stud for our five-year-old female this year, but we are finding it impossible to find anyone with a real Shih Tzu that is willing to offer us stud service.
Can you recommend a way I can look for someone that we could approach? How would you go about doing this? We have never tried this before. I have tried connecting with owners on Facebook dog groups, but that has been like navigating a minefield. People can get pretty vicious when you talk about breeding your dog on Facebook. They act like it is some kind of sin.