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About Me & My Tiny Tot Shih-Tzu!


Tiny Tot Shih-Tzu showing a picture of my family.

The Schwindt’s 2016

Hello and welcome to Tiny Tot Shih-Tzu!

My name is Kim Schwindt. I am an Imperial Shih-Tzu Fancier and have been raising Imperial Shih Tzu since 2007. I live in Iowa where I was born and raised. My home is located on a beautiful 3 ½ acre piece of land with a 1/2 acre pond (a very peaceful country home).

I have a very patient and loving husband of 15 years (Scott), two loving handsome sons (Maveric and Alex), and my adorable fur-babies that I love with all of my heart.

My Tiny Tots are also known as Imperial Shih-Tzu, Chinese Imperial Dog, Small Standard Shih Tzu, Tiny Type Shih Tzu, Teacup, Toy, Micro, little bitty, itty bitty, Miniature, purse puppy, or pocket sized Shih Tzu! My mission is to improve the Shih-Tzu breed by being VERY selective and breeding only the very best (top of the line) moms and dads that represent the breed (I am very picky). I only place my Shih-Tzu puppies in permanent, loving pet homes where they will be pampered and loved forever. I strive to produce beautiful baby doll faces, large round heads, big eyes with no eye white, high set noses, and perfect bites. I also strive for short cobby bodies, straight backs and legs, nice tail sets, and beautiful thick double coats. I breed for AKC standards, EXCEPT for size…my goal is to always try to produce that perfect show puppy in a tiny little package with health being the number one priority. Healthy, Beautiful, Sweet, Loving, Tiny Shih-Tzu Puppies.

My Imperial Shih-Tzu live inside my home and are a huge part of my family.  They sleep in our beds, run and play all throughout the house, and take turns going to track meets, parks, races, etc.  I tend to be very popular wherever I go when my Shih-Tzu are with me and my family.  I work extremely hard caring for my tiny Imperial Shih-Tzu puppies to make sure each one is healthy and well socialized. My Imperial Shih-Tzu puppies join their new forever homes in the condition I expect to receive mine in when I purchase one for myself.

Just to note….I have VERY high expectations. To find out more about how my Imperial Shih-Tzu puppies are raised and cared for please visit About My Babies

Tiny Tot Shih-Tzu is a place where it’s okay to be itty bitty and for those who desire the very best!