Products We Love

Shih Tzu Puppy List

Through our experience with Shih Tzu puppies and adults, we have compiled some shopping lists of ideas you may find useful. Browse, peruse, and go shopping for your shih tzu or the shih tzu lover in your life!

Chimera Shih Tzu – Puppy Ideas

  • Puppy Play Pen
  • Food & Water Dishes – Stainless Steel
  • Purina Pro Pan Puppy Formula
  • Voyager Harness – XXXS & Leash
  • Toys
  • Dog Bed
  • Treats & Teething Chews
  • Potty Pads
  • Ear Cleaner
  • Ear Powder (For drying and pulling hair)
  • Eye wash /flush
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Brush
  • Nail Trimmers
  • Car Seat
  • Crate for travel
  • Poop Bags
  • Pooper Scooper
  • Nature’s Miracle Cleaner for accidents
  • Snuggle Puppy Heartbeat & Heat
  • Grooming Supplies: Heated Dryer, Small trimmers, Clippers, Guards, Scissors, Grooming Table
  • Surgery Suit for Spay or Neuter
  • Inflatable collar for recovery surgery or eye injury (prevents them from licking incision or pawing at face)
  • Baby Gate to give puppy safe space
  • Stroller for long walks
  • Spa Steps for gettig onto furniture
  • Life Jacket for swimming
  • Long Leash for training and exercise
  • Gifts for Shih Tzu Lovers

Chimera Puppy Gift Bags

We send home a gift bag of items that we use and recommend for puppy to get you started. The following items are usually / subject to availability / sent home with your puppy.

Chimera Puppy Gift Bags

Paperwork folder with Chimera Puppy Birth Certificate, Florida Health Certificate, vaccine record, AKC or CKC registration application, FiNano microchip registration information, 30 days Trupanion Pet Insurance, Embark DNA certificates of parents

Purina Pro Pan Puppy Formula (Chicken and Rice). They also have a small breed puppy formula you can use. 1 pound jar.

Voyager Harness – XXXS & Leash

Dog Bed – from Five Below

Treats & Teething Chews:

Etta Says Meat Chew Stick

Yak Cheese Chew (looks like rock)


Chicken Foot (dried)


Potty Pads – Costco

Shampoo – Plum Silky (small sample)


Nail Trimmers – Miller’s Forge

Poop Bags

Kong toy for stuffing food, treats, freeze

Stainless steel bowl (1) small size for traveling/water

Small squeaky tennis ball

Small crinkle dog toy

Rope and rubber chew toy

Emoji squeaker

Chimera Puppy Pens

Items we use in our puppy’s whelping and developmental socialization pens. Many have asked for links of items they see in our videos. Here they are!

Chimera Puppy Pens

IRIS Plastic Pen

Mesh Top for IRIS Plastic Pen

16 Panel, 24 inch high metal puppy pen (there are options for less panels and taller panels)

Regalo 192 inch wide baby gate can be used as standalone pen or to block of room

Crate – I like a 24 inch (minimum size), 2 door wire crate that puppies can choose to use on their own for some peace and quiet

Hanging baby toys – hang from pen or crate

Plastic toddler links to hang baby /puppy toys

Wobble Balance Board – Great for proprioception/motion developmental skills!

Play Tunnel – this is for young puppies, buy bigger for growing dogs


Workout Step Platform


Beds from Five Below

Cat toys – crinkle, springy, rattle balls

Various Todler Toys


Holee Roller ball

Wobble Giggle Dog Ball

Cool Teething Stick Dog Toy


Baby rattle ball

Baby sensory teething rattle ball

Kong rubber chew toy

Chimera Grooming Videos

Items we use in our grooming videos. We start grooming puppies at 4 weeks old, continuing into adulthood.

Chimera Grooming Videos

Small white trimmer, great for faces, toes, and bottoms

Andis 2 Speed Clippers we use for adults

Plum Silky Shampoo and Conditioner

Blow Dryer

Nail trimmers – Miller’s Forge

Syptic (blood stop)gel for nails

Spinning Grooming Tabletop Table

Stand Alone Grooming Table

Grooming Scissors – I use the curved shears more than anything

Ear Powder for pulling thick ear hair

Vetoquinol Ear Cleaning Solution

Zymox for ear infections

Chimera Testimonials:

We can’t say enough about Goose! He’s the sweetest, most gentle, calm, and chill pup ever! He fit right into our family from day 1. He is a well-balanced puppy with such a zen energy! After losing our beloved shih tzu a few months ago, we were left with a big hole in our hearts. I started following Chimera Shih Tzu a couple of months ago and was so happy and impressed when I followed Stephanie’s journey for caring for the puppies and their parents. Stephanie and Allyssa are very responsive and knowledgeable breeders. They know the puppies temperament well and go above and beyond to get them acclimated to many things early on in their lives like car rides, loud noises, people, etc. All of their hard work shows because Goose is just so easy going, sweet, calm, and so smart! He learns so fast and just wants to gain our love and affection. Thank you Chimera for all you do for the puppies! Goose and our family are blessed to have each other!”