Duchess is very unique – she is she is a Prapso Shih Tzu; what they call a “Non-Grooming” Shih Tzu. The hair does not have to be cut – if you notice she has short hair on her face. She is going to be a Pocket Shih Tzu – when grown she will be about 6 -7 lbs. She is a red and white with black trim and tips. She also has a tip white stripe on the top of her forehead. Prapso Shih Tzus are cute, smart and unique. No one knows for sure where they come from, but they do pop up in purebred Shih Tzu litters from time to time. Whether they arise from a genetic mutation or possess some ancient DNA that emerges occasionally is anyone’s guess. The old DNA theory seems plausible. Consider how the Shih Tzu breed was developed. In ancient Tibet and China, when the breed was first developed, no written records were kept of which dogs were bred to each other. Many of the small Asian breeds have some similarities and thus probably a share of each other’s DNA: Lhasa Apso, Shih Tzu, Pekingese, Pug, Tibetan Spaniel, Japanese Chin. All are very unique today, but various genes from these breeds could have become part of the Shih Tzu at some point. Whether the Prapso has retained some of the little Pekingese DNA that exists, or some of the most ancient DNA no one knows. Again, it could also just be a fluke—a genetic mutation.
They have a definite look that is different from the Shih Tzu breed even though they are purebred Shih Tzu dogs. All Shih Tzu have a double coat, soft inner coat and a harder outer coat. The Prapso has a single coat. However, Prapso Puppies will never have such thick long hair. Their hair will only grow so far and then stop growing, similar to that of the Japanese Chin. This particular trait is very attractive to people who love the personalities of their Shih Tzu dogs, but don’t always have the time or desire to groom them properly.
Many Prapso owners will call them the “No-Groom Shih Tzu” because of the ease in keeping them looking great. The most noticeable feature of the Prapso puppy is the lack of facial hair. Many Prapso owners report that their dogs are very smart—learn quickly and develop faster than their non-Prapso siblings. For those who love the Velcro quality of the Shih Tzu personality, the cute stubborn streak, the loyalty, playfulness and love that these dogs offer minus the long hours of grooming, a Prapso puppy might be just the thing.
Her eyes are stunning, and she has very long eye lashes. She is a “gorgeous” and she knows it. She is a little cut of Sunshine. She loves to prance around. She is going to be very fluffy. She is going to be a very striking looking little Shih Tzu when full grown. She just loves to cuddle and give wet kisses. Her life’s ambitions are to break hearts, to be spoiled rotten and to become the love of your life. She is well on her way to being very spoiled. She will make someone a wonderful companion. She is going to be between 6-7 lbs when full grown. She is well on her way to being a little Diva puppy. She will be small enough to take everywhere in your designer puppy bag.
She is AKC registered and has a great AKC Champion Bloodline. At SacRiver Puppies we “Pre-Spoil our Puppies for you!” We accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express over the phone. We also take Vemno. We require a $200 deposit to hold her until she is old enough to leave us. If we are meeting you in person, the final payment is due the day we deliver the puppy, or if our pet nanny is delivering him the final payment is due 3 days before she flies in cabin with him.
We have several options for delivery. We have a pet nanny that will fly in cabin with your pet. She will meet you just past arrivals security at the closest major airport to delivery your puppy. The additional cost for this is $600. We also currently have a pet nanny that will personally drive to your home to deliver your puppy. This service ranges from $375 – $1200 depending on where you are located. Also, another option if you are within driving distance of our farm is to come and pick up your puppy personally, we love having visitors to our farm. Or we will drive up to 12 hours to meet you, the only additional charge would be for our gas and time.