New Hampshire's Premier Shih Tzu Breeder

Karynn Bechard

About Us

Hi... My name is Karynn (the Ka in shihsh-ka-bobs)

I guess you could say we got started with this breed pretty much like everyone else, you either saw an ad in the paper or rescued one from the shelter.  Bob,(the Bob in shihsh-ka-bobs) and his daughter Morgan and I

 adopted one from a woman going into a nursing home “Sugar”. We took her home with the agreement to bring her to the nursing home for visitations.

Sugars' first mom has since passed away and Sugar lives with Bob and his family. Sugar has since passed over rainbow bridge but never shall be forgotten.


We have had many Shih Tzus' in our lives since Sugar and many have had wonderful show careers.

Our first show Shih Tzus' were not much to show but we enjoyed it anyway. We just finished our 30th champion and many more on the way. 

In Sept '08 I finished my first bred by dog and got my first Medallion from the AKC. This was a goal for me that was awesome to achieve. 

UPDATE: As of 2017 we have at least 30 Champions and 15 bred by and the journey continues.

All our dogs are tested for eyes ( CERF ) and RD ( Renal Dysplasia ).

Click here for info on RD testing at

This has been a great experience and we have met a lot of nice people

along the way. 

Thank you to all who have helped us.