Gypsy is what they call a “Non-Grooming” Shih Tzu. She is a Prapso Shih Tzu. She is a solid red with a black mask and black trim and tips. They 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.
She is such a cutie and she knows it. She is well on her way to becoming a little “Diva Puppy”. When grown she is going to be about 10-11 lbs when full grown. She is doing great in Puppy Kindergarten and is learning how to “Pay Attentions”. She will be a great addition to any family or individual person. She has a lot of unconditional love to give. Will you be that person? Are you that special person or family that will give her, her forever home?
She is AKC registered and has a great AKC Champion Bloodline. At SacRiver Puppies we “Pre-Spoil our Puppies for you!” At SacRiver Puppies we “Pre-Spoil our Puppies for you!” Full payment is expected one week prior to shipping. We accept MasterCard, Visa and Discover over the phone.
If you decide to have your puppy shipped, we use a pet nanny service for transporting our pets. She will personally fly in the cabin with your puppy. The cost is $475. The shipping price includes transportation to the airport, payment for the pet nanny service and puppy microchip etc.
Depending on what airport the puppy and pet nanny is flying into, you would meet our pet nanny at the American baggage service area. We will be able to give you all of these details when we arrange for the puppy’s delivery to you.
If you are within driving distance of us, we love visitors if you would like to come pick up your puppy personally. Or we will drive up to 12 hours to meet you, the only additional charge would be for our gas and time.