I've been breeding Shih Tzus only for 20+ years. It was 10 years ago when I first saw a teacup-sized Shih Tzu, and I knew I found the world's best dog! Imagine a dog that can go anywhere with you in a purse, in a coat pocket, or in your hand, but they have none of the hangups that other teacup breeds have. They're not shaky, timid, not yippy, and they love people, so going out in public is their favorite thing to do! I've put my teacup Shih Tzus through service training, and now they can go anywhere I go. They are the best companion for hospital visits, seeing folks in the nursing home, and so much more! If you have any questions about Shih Tzus that are under 5 lbs, please ask and I would love to tell you about these amazing little dogs!