"We breed for health, quality, extraordinary beauty, and sweet loving dispositions!"







Willow (cream, 7.5 pounds) and Ping (gold & white, 4.5 pounds) had 4 boys and 2 girls on September 2, 2019!  All are healthy, strong and stunning!  


Tori (Gold & White, 12 pound Standard) and Yoshi (Red, 7.5 pounds) had 5 babies September 11, 2019!  




It is with ​great sadness and a very heavy heart that we announce that we will, due to personal reasons, have to end our breeding program.  


To all our current and soon-to-be puppy parents, please know that I will be available forever to receive updates on your Shih Tzu, and to answer any and all questions you have going forward.









We are a very small in-home, licensed breeder of AKC Shih Tzu puppies located in southeast Georgia (St. Marys, Georgia), just north of Jacksonville, Florida.

Please revisit us often to view our updates!  There are not many breeders of high quality Shih Tzu in Georgia or northeast Florida, so we are pleased that you found our website!

For years we have concentrated only on champion line Standard Shih Tzu.  Currently we are transitioning our small breeding program to focus more on the Chinese Imperial Dog.  These puppies will be well under the breed Standard of 9 to 16 pounds, averaging around 5-8 pounds at maturity.  We are very excited about this transition so far, and we have produced many Imperials! 

I am a member of the Chinese Imperial Dog Registry (CIDRA), and tiny Shih Tzu may be registered when they are of required age, 14 months.  Requirements are that the dog must be under 9 pounds, less than 9 inches from shoulder to floor and less than 9 inches in length from shoulder to the base of the tail.

We are not discontinuing our standard lines, however.  We have one girl, Tori, that is standard size.  We are pairing these girls with Chinese Imperial males in order to bring our much-loved lines down in size safely and responsibly!  They may still produce small Standards here and there....



Thank you for visiting Shih Tzu Mystique, and we hope to hear from you.  We welcome any and all questions, and you are welcome to schedule an appointment to visit our Shih Tzu Zoo in person!


​A $250 deposit will hold the puppy of your choice until she or he is ready to go home with you!  (Deposits are generally non-refundable, but will be transferred to a different or future puppy under certain circumstances).



Payment Options:

We accept deposits and payments in the following methods:  

  • PayPal (use rendells@comcast.net)
  • Personal Check (cleared 24 hours before you receive your new puppy) 
  • Money Order or Cashier's Check
  • Direct Bank Transfer (Call for details).

Please send hard-copy payments to:

                       Walter Rendell

(please email or text for mailing address)




If we do not answer the phone when you call, please send an email or a text;  we are often busy with puppies or have a Shih Tzu in the bath/grooming table.  Thanks!


Our home was most recently AKC inspected and approved with 100% compliance on 11/16/2017.  




Contact Us!

Walter Rendell


Phone:  904-742-3773





E-mail: rendells@comcast.net



Text 904-742-3773

For the fastest response!


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