Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Fall Is In the Air and my Yard!

It is a warm 78 degree beautiful November fall day in California, and the puppies are lovin' it!

Well so am I!

"Alora" is 6 months old and the little ones are 8 weeks old.
What an enjoyable day, with the most darling Shih Tzu puppies here in beautiful Northern California !!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Happy Birthday Edward

It's A Birthday Party!!

It's Edwards birthday, he is on the
(right) with the dark face.

He is a "Shadow" son with another one of her un-mistakeable face's.


"Oh, Yeah....now that's what I'm talking about"
Happy Birthday to me!! Thank you! mommy Connie.

Thank you Connie for sharing these picture's with us, we love seeing how our baby/young man is doing. These picture's put a smile on our face and truly warm our hearts. They both are precious together.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Not Off Track

Mossbrae Falls
Mike & Therese had a great Saturday exploring
beautiful northern California scenery.

We followed the Railroad Tracks for a 2.5 mile walk to the
Mossbrae Falls in
Dunsmuir, California

Thank goodness we did not have to dodge any Trains as we made our trek to the falls.
Absolutely a beautifully day!!!!!

SKC June 2010

SKC June 2010 Video
Click to Watch Video of Shasta Kennel Club June show 2010

Come join us June 2011 in Gridley, California

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

"Eddie's" Majors

"Eddie" Amitzu Special Edition, is on his way to becoming our next American Champion.
With back to back weekends he now has both Majors completed!!!
#1 Major at the Reno Kennel Club in August and
#2 Major at Conejo Kennel Club down in Santa Barbara, California.
We what to thank Diane Boone for putting the 2nd Major on him down in Santa Barbara and taking care of him. We just could not make in down and be away from business 2 weekends in a row!!
Yahoo! only 8 single points to go!! Stay tuned, and be patient no shows in September, waitng for the end of October show dates.

Amitzu Brilliant Moment "Brianna"

What a wonderful darling precious little girl...I have tears as I write this about her.

I let an out of town business friend talk me into letting her go to them for a wonderful forever home. They did not want a puppy they wanted a 2-3 year old Shih Tzu. They have a 10 year Shih Tzu that they adore and wanted to get another. After several conversations and 5-6 months I decided to let her go. I know that she is loved, and after many months I'm still very regretful of my decision.

Very proud of our third homebred AKC Champion CH. Amitzu Brilliant Moment "Biranna" or "Bree" most of the time. She is a little treasure and I can't seem to get her off my mind, now even after 2 years. This blog of her is a tribute to her and how much we miss & love you "Brianna".

Monday, September 27, 2010

2010 NorCal & GGSTF Match

Lots of fun for Amitzu Shih Tzu this weekend in Concord, California at the Golden Gate Shih Tzu Fancier Match and the NorCal Toy Dog Match. It was a great day for visiting with friends, Yummy food, and playing with our dogs. Amitzu Special Edition "Eddie" won Group 1st at the NorCal Toy Match and best Adult Shih Tzu at the GGSTF Match. Amitzu Alluring Moment "Alora" won Group 1st at the NorCal Toy Match for Puppy, and best puppy for the GGSTF Match. They did good for not being in the best of form. We had 10 minutes before show time to get a bow in their hair and a very fast brush through (the fun of living 3 1/2 hours away). The main thing we had a great time, and it was Alora's first time out at 4 months old. Wonderful playday!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

"China Doll" Answer To Prayer

Amazing story of our precious Amitzu China Doll! We knew from early on she had great Shih Tzu attributes. Started her special career in the summer of 2009 and in 4-5 short months with limited showing she had 2 Best In Show wins, with multiple group placements. She ended 2009 as the #1 American Shih Tzu Female, and #3 all breed. Then the day to fly to New York for the big show " 2010 Westminister Show" she was taken to the Vet. Initial results a bladder infection, blood results came a few hours later with very critical low values. With two very bad possible diagnosis she underwent 3 bone marrow and core biopsies, trying to find a diagnosis after 9 very long days. They could never determine what attacked her bone marrow but she was improving with just antibiotics (No Chemo or Steroids). Some would say a miracle, I say "an answer to my prayer". Devastated that China didn't make it to the "big show", but more devastated that she may have a terminal illness.
We have a very healthy "China Doll" today. We showed her at the American Shih Tzu National in May, even tho she showed with about half of her coat which had been shaved under the coat for her 3 biopsies and from the stress of the illness she had lost a lot of coat, but through it all she won the Best Of Opposite at the National. We ended her show career at the young age of 2 as she was just entering her prime, but we know what we have in her...and that is the biggest gift of all!

A Special Huge Thank You! to Taffe McFadden, her wonderful amazing handler for staying with her out in California and awesome care of her, and to Peggy Souza for being with me in New York and being so far away from China and her immediate crisis. These great ladies gave up a lot that week for China and me!! and Jaime Larkman, who is such a great support and fan of China's through this whole ordeal. We are forever grateful for great friends like these, and an amazing dog with answered prayer!! Thank You BIS BISS CH. Amitzu China Doll for all the great memories!

Saturday, August 28, 2010


Meet our baby "Ayanna" Ch. Amitzu Famous Moment out of BIS Am Can Indo Ch. Wenrick's Famous Player and Ch. Blue Hills' Dark Shadow, ROM. She is very special to us!! She is Antonio and Tansy litter sister, she was always in the shadows of her brother Antonio who was showing so well. She is a great little companion who should have had more recognition during her show days! showing both together was very tough.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Which Puppy?

We all meet up, for this great family decision on which puppy would become the newest family member. This is Caroline's family with neice, nephew and sister visiting Northern California from England for much of the summer and got to help in the decision. Little "Lucky" had a lot of attention his first few weeks at his new home. They picked a darling boy who is fitting very well into his new home. Really enjoyed getting to know them over many emails and then in person.

Enjoy your new family member "Lucky".

Sunday, August 15, 2010

"Miss Tansy"

"Miss Tansy"

This is a another Amitzu Shih Tzu cutie! Out of BIS Am Can Indo Ch. Wenrick's Famous Player and Ch. Blue Hills' Dark Shadow, ROM a darling puppy. "Tansy" is on the far right side in the pink outfit, with that darling little tilted head. You just want to kiss her. Her mommy Linda is a Photographer for doggy apparel.


This is "Tansy" a darling Amitzu Shih Tzu puppy that's new home with Linda and new siblings tzu has been very endearing for them all. Linda does photography for pet apparel and uses her dogs as models. "Tansy" is the one on the far right in the pink outfit. She is out of my first litter from Ch. Blue Hills' Dark Shadow, ROM and BIS Am. Can. Indo. Int'l Ch. Wenrick's Famous Player. She is such a cutie with great expression, I love her eyes! They moved out of California to Washington now.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Another Fun Moment

Another Fun Moment Video

"View VIDEO" Just click on Another fun Moment above and watch a fun VIDEO.

Eddie AT Dixon

Little "Eddie" Amitzu Special Edition, at the Dixon show August 8, 2010. He was being a crazy baby boy!!! He wanted to play and pounce with all the other dogs in the ring......he hopped, skipped, jumped, and twisted all the way around the ring! He was having fun and I was totally embrassed! You just got to love Shih Tzu puppies...even on a very warm summer California day.

Monday, August 9, 2010

"Miss China"

BIS BISS Am. CH. Amitzu China Doll, She is such an Awesome Shih Tzu for us. We are very proud to have bred her, and watched her grow up into a beautiful elegant lady. She was a clown as a puppy and we wondered if she would ever go up, wow! did she ever. Her story to follow in a few weeks. Visit more of her show career at http://www.amitzushihtzu.com/ then go to China's page.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

One Handsome Man!

"Antonio" or Ch. Amitzu Famous Star , Out of BIS Am. Can. Indo. Ch. Wenrick's Famous Player and Ch. Blue Hills Dark Shadow, ROM He is a stand out in our home. He was our first homebred Champion, finished in record time at 9 months old, won 1st award of Excellence at the Eukanuba Invitational in Long Beach 2006, and ended the year ranked 8th in the nation at 15 months of age. He has the most flamboyant personality, with incredible movement and that great Shih Tzu head and expression that true Shih Tzu dogs are known for. Visit our website and go to Antonio's page to see more of this incredible dog.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Evening Garden Time

This is our "Antonio" CH. Amitzu Famous Star he is enjoying a California summer evening in the yard. He's from our first homebred litter and was a georgous Shih Tzu show puppy. He became an American champion at the young age of 9 months old. You can see more picture's of Antonio's show career at http://www.amitzushihtzu.com/ and then go to Antonio's page. His attitude is such a huge part of his success, as well as good looks.

Sweet "Brodie"

This is Amitzu Shih Tzu first American Champion "Brodie" Ch. Blue Hills' Spin-N-Brodie. He was a dream to show for a beginner, he had great movement, bright mahogany red color, and the sweetest temperment. Brodie is the idea Shih Tzu for showing and as a family pet. He came from Blue Hills' Shih Tzu and was breed by Diane Boone. You can see more of "Brodie" at amitzushihtzu.com on the champion or gallery pages.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Visiting the Puppies

Eihnard & Susie visiting there sweet Shih Tzu puppy boy "Miho". They have patiently waited for over a year for this darling bundle of joy. They are going on vacation so they are waiting another few weeks before they take him home. They wanted a Ch. Amitzu Famous Moment "Ayanna" and Ch. Yingsu's Hav'N A GoodTime At Amitzu "Alan" puppy. This Amitzu Shih Tzu puppy litter is awesome, we are very pleased! They are getting a stunning little boy, and he is getting a wonderful loving home.