Croaking Toad Shih Tzu

Croaking Toad Shih Tzu Shih Tzu breeder. Breeding beautiful well socialized Shih Tzu puppies.

We are a small in home breeding program. Our moms and dads live as pampered pets and have the full run of the house. They enjoy outings to the lake and walks through the woods or just hanging out in front of the TV. Our puppies are raised in the dining room and are prespoiled before going home. Visit our web site at www.croakingtoadshihtzupuppies.com or email me for more information. Patty at [email protected]

For those of you who followed last summers puppies you might recognize the little peanut in this picture.  Juno .. Lolli...
11/13/2019

For those of you who followed last summers puppies you might recognize the little peanut in this picture. Juno .. Lolli's girl .. took part in a reunion of some of the past Croaking Toad puppies at Oliver and Charlies house.
Charlie, Oliver (Bro's that live together, Wicket, Max and Juno (who lives with Wicket.)

Our little Poppy had her first day in the snow yesterday.  She was a big fan.  Snowballs stuck to her legs and all.  We ...
11/12/2019

Our little Poppy had her first day in the snow yesterday. She was a big fan. Snowballs stuck to her legs and all. We have decided to place Poppy in a new home. She will be leaving in a few weeks. Monkey's, Tank, will join her once he is old enough to leave his mommy. We are going to miss this special girl and plan to enjoy every moment until she leaves.

This is Lolli and Radar's favorite spot when I'm working in my office.  They don't mind sharing.These two should have pu...
11/11/2019

This is Lolli and Radar's favorite spot when I'm working in my office. They don't mind sharing.

These two should have puppies arriving the beginning of January. Four other litters are also expected in January. To see information on these upcoming litters visit my web site and scroll down past the current puppies.
www.croakingtoadshihtzupuppies.com

Fun weekend for everyone with my mom and sister visiting.  I've put them to work.  My sister is on dog walking detail an...
11/09/2019

Fun weekend for everyone with my mom and sister visiting. I've put them to work. My sister is on dog walking detail and my mom is in charge of puppy socialization.

Monkey's puppies will be 4 weeks old tomorrow and Penny's will be 3 weeks old on Saturday.  To see individual pictures v...
11/07/2019

Monkey's puppies will be 4 weeks old tomorrow and Penny's will be 3 weeks old on Saturday. To see individual pictures visit my website www.croakingtoadshihtzupuppies.com

Penny's kids all had the same idea .. toasting under the heat light.  Cute little family.
11/06/2019

Penny's kids all had the same idea .. toasting under the heat light. Cute little family.

My least favorite part of morning walks.  I'm sure if the dogs could voice their opinion they would agree.
11/05/2019

My least favorite part of morning walks. I'm sure if the dogs could voice their opinion they would agree.

Beautiful morning to trail the 4 legged family members through the woods.  This time of year the wildlife is easier to s...
11/04/2019

Beautiful morning to trail the 4 legged family members through the woods. This time of year the wildlife is easier to spot with underbrush thinning out. We spend a lot of time watching deer and trying to get the squirrels to come down from the trees. Nice morning but I wouldn't go as far as thinking it was a morning to play in the stream.

At three weeks Einstein seems to have life figured out.  His own little beach under a warm sun for a snooze..
11/03/2019

At three weeks Einstein seems to have life figured out. His own little beach under a warm sun for a snooze..

Big day for Monkey's kids.  Today they turn 3 weeks old and moved to the kitchen.  They still sleep almost all the time ...
11/01/2019

Big day for Monkey's kids. Today they turn 3 weeks old and moved to the kitchen. They still sleep almost all the time but they will start to wake up and learn about life little by little. Poppy did her best to get them to play through the fence.

Individual 3 week old pictures can be seen on my website www.croakingtoadshihtzupuppies.com

Another Halloween come and almost gone at the Croaking Toad.  Another year that I did not pull out costumes for the dogs...
10/30/2019

Another Halloween come and almost gone at the Croaking Toad. Another year that I did not pull out costumes for the dogs. Dress up just is not the same without our retired Annie. Annie is the only Tzu I've owned that truly loved playing dress up. At best some of the rest just tolerate!

So here is a flashback to some past Halloweens when we had more enthusiasm for the holiday.

What a difference a day makes.  We've had weeks of beautiful fall walking weather but this morning walks were wet and ch...
10/29/2019

What a difference a day makes. We've had weeks of beautiful fall walking weather but this morning walks were wet and chilly.

The puppies are still of an age where all they do is sleep and eat. They are oblivious to the changing weather.

Why is it that the fall leaves looks so much prettier when I'm walking in the forest preserve than they do when I'm stan...
10/28/2019

Why is it that the fall leaves looks so much prettier when I'm walking in the forest preserve than they do when I'm standing in my yard holding a rake?

It's that time of year when everyone is happy to be lazy around the fire.
10/24/2019

It's that time of year when everyone is happy to be lazy around the fire.

NOTE:  All the puppies that were available are now on hold.  Two of Penny's girls may become available at a later date.T...
10/23/2019

NOTE: All the puppies that were available are now on hold. Two of Penny's girls may become available at a later date.

These our the parents of our next anticipated litters. I anticipate litters to arrive in Jan. and Feb. and be ready for their new homes in Mar. and April.

To see information on these litters scroll down past the current puppies to the anticipated litters.
www.croakingtoadshihtzupuppies.com

Individual pictures and availability have been posted for Penny's pups on my website.www.croakingtoadshihtzupuppies.comB...
10/22/2019

Individual pictures and availability have been posted for Penny's pups on my website.
www.croakingtoadshihtzupuppies.com

Be sure to refresh the page to see the most current availability status.

Penny's kids have figured out where to crawl to stay toasty warm when mom needs to leave to take care of personal busine...
10/21/2019

Penny's kids have figured out where to crawl to stay toasty warm when mom needs to leave to take care of personal business.

I'm going to try and get individual pictures posted to my website today.

Peaceful mommy, Monkey, and her content kids.
10/19/2019

Peaceful mommy, Monkey, and her content kids.

Monkey is such a good mommy.  Her puppies are fat and well loved.
10/16/2019

Monkey is such a good mommy. Her puppies are fat and well loved.

Monkey's puppies are all on hold.  Next litter coming soon.Perfect walking weather for expecting mom, Penny, to enjoy wh...
10/14/2019

Monkey's puppies are all on hold. Next litter coming soon.
Perfect walking weather for expecting mom, Penny, to enjoy while we wait for her puppies to arrive. .

Individual pictures and availability for Monkey's puppies have been posted.  To see information about availability visit...
10/13/2019

Individual pictures and availability for Monkey's puppies have been posted. To see information about availability visit my website. www.croakingtoadshihtzupuppies.com
NOTE: Remember to refresh the page to see the most current status of puppies availability.

Monkey's puppies arrived this morning.  As suspected she was waiting for inclement weather to go into labor.You can see ...
10/11/2019

Monkey's puppies arrived this morning. As suspected she was waiting for inclement weather to go into labor.
You can see information on this litter on my website www.croakingtoadshihtzupuppies.com

Monkey is still enjoying her walks as we all await the arrival of her puppies.
10/09/2019

Monkey is still enjoying her walks as we all await the arrival of her puppies.

Mother and daughter dinner bookends.  The dogs eat in order oldest to youngest.  Mommy Buttons is first in line and her ...
10/03/2019

Mother and daughter dinner bookends.
The dogs eat in order oldest to youngest. Mommy Buttons is first in line and her daughter Poppy is the last in line.
Soon dinner time will look different, when new puppies arrive, and moms eat in their nurseries.

Bailey and Radar sit while they eat which makes it hard to see them in the line up.

Lazy, wet, Sunday afternoon.
09/29/2019

Lazy, wet, Sunday afternoon.

If the weatherman has the forecasts correct it looks like we will have beach days clear into October.
09/26/2019

If the weatherman has the forecasts correct it looks like we will have beach days clear into October.

When I was a kid we had an understanding in the family.  If you needed to leave a room, for a short time, you could invo...
09/20/2019

When I was a kid we had an understanding in the family. If you needed to leave a room, for a short time, you could invoke the dubs rule. As in, 'I have dubs on this chair when I get back'.

Does it make the dogs smart or dumb that they do not seem to understand this rule and always steal my chair?

BIG FAIL
09/18/2019

BIG FAIL

It is always a good day when you spend it at the beach.
09/16/2019

It is always a good day when you spend it at the beach.

We have a confirmed pregnancy for Monkey.  Jackson is the dad for both of our upcoming October litters, so these puppies...
09/13/2019

We have a confirmed pregnancy for Monkey. Jackson is the dad for both of our upcoming October litters, so these puppies will be half siblings to our little Poppy.
To see information on this upcoming litter visit my website www.croakingtoadshihtzupuppies.com

Routine is a good thing so we maintain our morning walk groups but after breakfast each group takes turns going on bonus...
09/11/2019

Routine is a good thing so we maintain our morning walk groups but after breakfast each group takes turns going on bonus walks.

September is our favorite month to walk at the beach. Poppy, who will be 12 weeks old in a few days, joined her mommy's group for a bonus walk along the beach.

Poppy's face trim turned into a big girl haircut.  She is ready for the return of summer weather, next week, and her fir...
09/08/2019

Poppy's face trim turned into a big girl haircut. She is ready for the return of summer weather, next week, and her first trip to the beach.

Poppy has now had several rounds of vaccinations and can start walking.  Next week I will work her into the morning walk...
09/07/2019

Poppy has now had several rounds of vaccinations and can start walking. Next week I will work her into the morning walk groups but for now she and mamma are enjoying a little bonding time while Poppy learns some walking skills. Okay, Buttons totally ignores Poppy on these walks as she is too busy hunting.

09/05/2019
Going out to Potty

In response to multiple emails asking how to train a puppy to potty on command I have put a potty training page on my website.
http://croakingtoadshihtzupuppies.com/potty%20training.html

In this video Poppy is demonstrating the two techniques we teach puppies to help with potty training. Getting from point A to B and going potty and command.

She was a bit confused because I couldn't do the normal clapping, involved, and I had locked the big dogs away so they would not dominate the video.

Poppy has decided she is too big of a girl to use the potty pads and only wants to go outside for her business.  Since I...
09/04/2019

Poppy has decided she is too big of a girl to use the potty pads and only wants to go outside for her business. Since I like my sleep I set up the owl safe area that she can use to go out potty at night.

Poppy is 10 weeks old now.  She is Buttons' daughter that I have been watching as a possible future mom.  She is such a ...
08/29/2019

Poppy is 10 weeks old now. She is Buttons' daughter that I have been watching as a possible future mom. She is such a sweet, smart and fun little girl.

All the puppies have gone to their new homes.  Our next puppies should arrive mid October.  While we wait we will enjoy ...
08/24/2019

All the puppies have gone to their new homes.
Our next puppies should arrive mid October. While we wait we will enjoy Poppy's antics and have new adventures with the adults.
The adults are likely dreaming of many trips to the beach and it appears Poppy thinks she is going to help with the household chores. The reality is she is already turning into a little mooch and is looking for hidden goodies I suspect.

Bailey and Buttons joined the walkers today.  It is always fun to watch their excitement their first day back after pupp...
08/22/2019

Bailey and Buttons joined the walkers today. It is always fun to watch their excitement their first day back after puppies have gone home.

Heavy rain this afternoon so the plan was for puppies to go out to potty in the rock yard and then come in to play.  Of ...
08/20/2019

Heavy rain this afternoon so the plan was for puppies to go out to potty in the rock yard and then come in to play. Of course they stretch potty time out by finding things to do beside coming back in.

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