Welcome and thank you for visiting our website. Please take a few minutes to explore our site, to learn about us and to enjoy our pups, their dames and sires.
We are breeders of Shih Tzus in Virginia Beach, Virginia. When we began our adventure with Shih Tzus, our goal was to provide pet-quality pups for families. As our association with experienced breeders increased and as we learned more about these precocious little dogs, we began to turn our attention to breeding show-quality pups that best meet the breed standard. With the new dames we have purchased for our breeding program, we expect to produce high quality dogs for show. In addition to offering our AKC-registered pups, we also provide stud services for qualified breeding females, as well as boarding.
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We purchased our first Shih Tzu as a gift for my mother. She wanted a puppy so I suggested we go to, the worst place to buy a puppy, a pet store. They had just received several new puppies, so we had a good variety of puppies to choose from. I had a Yorkie in mind but she had other ideas after seeing a Shih Tzu puppy. We had no clue what we were getting into since we were not familiar with the breed. I was the last one to hold the puppy and kept trying to get my mother to look at other dogs. Finally I held him. He looked up at me and crooked his head and my heart melted.
We named this pup Charlie Brown but Charlie Chan seemed more
appropriate because the character and the pup are both Chinese descent.
We renamed him; but, he had such a Charlie Brown spirit, I finally came up
with the name Charlie Brown Kan Chan. With the Kan in there, it still sounded
Chinese and so was started the Kan Chan name.
We are committed to supporting high-quality show dog organizations. The following national organizations offer extensive resources.
When evaluating local organizations, we recommend American Kennel Club-affiliated groups. If in doubt, contact us by phone or email; we know many club and kennel operators personally, and we’re happy to provide recommendations.
This page was last updated: May 12, 2013
Please contact us with questions about any aspect of our business. We’re always happy to hear from fellow dog lovers. This past year we have had a lot happen at Kan Chan Shih Tzus. Our highest moment was when L'il Bit got his championship (7/25/2009). On 8/4/2009 I lost my partner. He will be missed.
All our dogs and puppies are in this picture.
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This section is new and will give you an up-date on what is happening this year (2013) to KCST.
I have two older dogs that are looking for "forever homes." See the dogs on "Older Dogs" page.
KCST is expecting its first litter for the summer on May 17th. Keep an eye on the Puppy Page around this time.