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The differences between male and female, mixed or pure.

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Small Lap dogs breeds
that are good with children
and other pets. 
Allergy-Free Dogs
are considered nonshed.

Male or

There is no difference in temperament
between Bichon Frise, Shih Tzu or
Poodle males & females.
Bichons, Shih Tzus and Poodles are
not territorial like terriers
(Yorkshire, Maltese, etc.),
guard dogs or some other breeds.  
Teaching a dog not be territorial
is like trying to teach a hunting dog
not to want to hunt.
  It can be done but
you must have a strong leadership role
and great follow through.  Territorial
means the dog thinks everything is his...
mine, mine, mine and will defend
(growl, snap at or bite) if anyone tries
to share or take what the territorial dog
 believes is theirs. 

The Lhasa Apso looks like a larger
version of the Shih Tzu but isn't as
excepting of strangers.
It is true if
the breed is territorial that a female
is better with people.

Males are usually less expensive
than females due to supply & demand.

Males are less expensive to neuter.
The procedure is less dangerous since
it is considered out patient procedure. 
Leg lifting is to mark territory and
neutering drastically reduces the drive
for marking since they no longer have
the drive to procreate.  I show you how
to establish that you are the alpha and
this behavior alone stops the issue.

Spaying (females) is more expensive.
This procedure adds more risk since
it is surgery where the female needs
to be put totally under.

Males tend to be larger in size.
Males are the major winners of dog
shows since they have the look the
judges are seeking.

Some customers just do not like
the look of the male sexual parts. 
There is more petting room on
a female stomach.

You can teach a male to never
lift its leg
simply by never stopping
while going for a walk and NOT
allowing him to sniff every neighbor’s
bush. When he needs to relieve
himself he has no choice but to
squat like a female. 

Both males and females may
attempt to go with the motion
of trying to mate with your leg.

This behavior can be stopped in an
instant with my training methods,
which I am happy to share with you.

Bringing in a
Second Dog

One of the reasons I chose to
raise the three breeds I do is
because they are very social
and sharing.  Bichons, Shih Tzus,
Poodles, and mixes of the any
of these three breeds are bred
to be great with children, other pets,
nonshed, and non-territorial. 

If you wish to have a second dog,
it does not matter what combination
of sexes you want.  The key is
that they needed to be fixed. 
The pack rules change when you
are breeding but if they are raised
as pets, it does not matter if you
have two males, two females,
or one male/one female.

They are many advantages to
having two social dogs.  They
will live longer since they love
companionship.  A younger dog
will train quicker due following the
older dog lead.  If you decide to
purchase two puppies at the same
time, you will have better success
training each puppy on its own
in the beginning. 

These three breeds can be from
the same litter, two different litters,
different ages, the same sex,
or different sexes. 
It does not matter to them. 

We have hunting dogs and all
of the hunting dogs love playing
with the puppies.  I can show you
simple pack rules so an older dog
does not get upset with a puppy’s
playful biting.  The rollover technique,
calm down technique and kenneling
are all great ways to train the puppy
of what it is allowed to do and
what it is not allowed to do. 

During the puppy playtimes, our
14 year English Springer, Curly became
a puppy himself.  Curly loves to put
his head down and let the puppies tug
at his ears.  Curly pheasant hunted till he was 15
Rowdy, our French Brittany loves to lie
on the floor and open his mouth while
the puppies look at his gums, teeth, and
tongue.  They gently play fight and all
enjoy the moment.  Leo, our American
Brittany loves to check out playtime. 
When Leo has had enough, he jumps
up on the couch out of reach of the puppies. 
You have probably seen them photo bombing
the videos.


When selecting the breed that is
most compatible for lifestyle and
your situation
there are many
to consider.

What kind of Temperament:
Good with children or snap at teasing children
Friendly towards strangers and outside family members
May provoke bigger dogs
Bark if unchecked
Obedient or strong willed

Qualities desired or unwanted:
Need to exercise or not
Need to have jobs…herd, guard or hunt
Likes cold (winter)

Line breeding
(breeding to a certain dog to keep the bloodline going)
Example:  Elhew champion English Pointer. 
The breeder would state 3rd generation from
Elhew bloodline or that Elhew was this puppy
Great Grandfather.  Hopefully Elhew doesn't
have any faults (bad traits).

Inbreeding increases health risks. 
It's why we are not suppose to marry
our cousins. 
Inbreeding (breeding related dogs)
 Example:  mother is bred with the son. 

 Mixed breeding or avoiding breeding to
closely related parents helps

avoids health issues

None of my males are related to any
of my females used for breeding. This
is one of the reasons I do not have
countless health issues.

If you decide to purchase a
mixed breed than be sure that both
parents are
registered.  Registration
helps keeps breeders honest about what
they are truly breeding.  Ask to see the
parents' registration paperwork.  The
breeder should have the registration numbers
on the puppy's paperwork.  I use a registered
purebred shih tzu and registered purebred
bichon to produce shih tzu/bichon-Teddy Bears.

Shihpoo (shih tzu/poodle)
Father purebred Poodle and
Mother purebred Shih Tzu with
papers proving it true

Ask to see the documents.
This insures that the parents were
not chosen because they kind of look like
a Shih Tzu and Poodle…so we’ll call the
puppies-shihpoos. When they really maybe
Lhaso Apso-Poodle which can be fine but
may be not good with children & strangers. 
A Lhaso Apso was bred to be a guard dog
where the Shih Tzu was bred to be the inside
palace pet.   Breeds are bred for the traits,
they are either bred into the breed or
out of the breed.

One or both may have sneaky neighbor dog
(unknown father) breeding in its background
with characteristics you would prefer to avoid.

If one of the parents have shedding qualities
your puppy may shed.
Even if one parent has
nonshed qualities and most of the past litters
have been nonshed. Do you want to gamble?

  There is NO guarantee that the puppy 
will not have some quality you DON'T want.

If one of the parents has shedding,
not good with children, etc....
qualities you don't care for...
your puppy may have the unwanted quality. 

I don't care to have a dog in my possession
that may bite my family or cause problems
in other areas that are important to me.


Yorkie (yorkshire terrier) or
Maltese (terrier) or Chihuahua mix
may not like children or anyone else
but the owner.  Terriers are happier with
one pet owners and where they can
 claim everything as theirs.

Cocker Spaniel mix
may not tolerate teasing
(will bite to protect themselves)
and prefers to hunt.

Jack Russel mix (jackapoo)

May shed and may not tolerate teasing
(will bite to protect themselves),
are aggressive towards other pets and
are very active dogs who need allot of exercise. 

Lhasa Apso mix

may not like children or tolerate teasing
and prefers to guard.

Cavalier mix with nonshed breed
 may shed and is a working breed that
prefers to hunt your neighborhood squirrels,
 birds or other fun creatures.

Beagle mix with nonshed breed
may shed and is a working breed that
prefers to hunt your neighborhood squirrels,
birds or other fun creatures. 
Beagle have voices and like to use them. 

Bichon, Shih Tzu - mixed or purebred
are nonshed, a lap dog breed that prefers to
keep track of you rather than hunt squirrels,
birds or other creatures.
They were not bred for anything but
being a lap dog.  They won't herd your children
or over guard your property but they will give
you  all their unconditional love.  They do not
chase the mailman but instead think
everyone is their friend. 

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How to Pick
a Puppy from has a unique training
program, it does not matter which
puppy you pick.  We sell lapdogs
that are non-shed, great with children
and other pets.  We have started the

We supply a training manual with
each dog, the eBook.  The eBook is
to train the new owner the alpha
techniques and pack rules.  If you
follow the procedures you will not
have the issues that other dog owners
have.  The barking, jumping up, biting,
begging and other annoying behaviors. 
Once you understand the 3 main pack
rules and control them with the easy
dog language we teach you, it is all simple.

The puppies are conditioned from
birth to accept all kinds of sounds,
sights, vibrations, etc.  We play
barking dogs, howling, sirens, m-16 shots,
bird-calls and more, by the time the pups
are 6 weeks of age they do not care. 
These sounds just means playtime and
food to them.  This keeps them safe on
July 4th from fear of fireworks, thunderstorms,
and other noises that may cause
them to be fearful. 

They are exposed to our hunting dogs
so they think all big dogs are their friends. 
We have several children available to
visit and play with them.  These children
know and understand the techniques. 

Our puppies will not be the shy guy
or the nibber.  They are conditioned and
trained with the pack rules.  We show
them what they can chew on and what is
NOT allowed by using the our unique
training techniques.   We share them
with you through the eBook and more.  

Our puppies are usually ready to go
by 8 weeks of age.  What really
determines when they can go home
is they must be done nursing.  We let
the mothers decide since nature knows
best.  The other rule is the puppy must
be settled in its individual kennel. 
That means without its mother or littermates. 

Most breeders take the puppy directly
from its mother and littermates and that
is why they cry into the night.  It is
scary and lonely.  Yes it is a lot more
work to clean several kennels over just one. 
That is why most breeders do not condition
the puppies to be alone.  It takes more time
to train each puppy and the new owners,
another reason why other breeders do NOT do
what we do. 

If you think that you need to meet the puppy
from before purchasing it to
create a bond you are mistaken.  We have
already started the training, teaching,
conditioning.  You just need to follow through
with the easy step by step training.  We
even offer a crate/grate training package
that keeps the puppy safe and fulfills all its
needs when in training. 
Watch the grate/crate video. 

The truth is that what matters with the type
of breeds we raise is the following:





It is a pretty simple decision process. 
Our dogs are lapdogs, great with children
and other pets, nonshed and their only
job is to take care of you.