Welcome! My name is Cindy and I'd love to tell you more about me and my Precious Family Jewels!
I live in Arvonia, Virginia, a quiet rural community located in Central Virginia, where I spend most days caring for my two and four legged family. I have a wonderful supportive husband and 3 adult children. I grew up in a home with a great love for animals and have over three decades of experience in breeding dogs. I have raised Yorkshire Terriers and Shih Tzu in my home for the past 14 years and I specialize in raising puppies with intelligent, stable temperaments who will make wonderful family companions, and I put a great emphasis on health and quality.
Yorkies and Shih Tzu are my passion, so I put my heart and soul into my breeding program. I am dedicated to raising healthy, beautiful and well socialized Yorkie and Shih Tzu puppies that will bring years of enjoyment, pleasure and companionship to their owners. I carefully select each of my breeding's to produce quality puppies that are in excellent health, sound bodied, intelligent, full of personality, and adorable. All my pups are current on age appropriate vaccinations and de-wormings, thoroughly examined by my veterinarian, and come with a 1 year health guarantee.
My puppies are born and raised inside my home, where I can keep a watchful eye and ear on them and mom at all hours throughout the day and night. When I have a mom due or a new litter of puppies, my nights are spent in a recliner right next to them until the pups are at least 3-4 weeks old.
My kennel (AKA: Doggie Den) is on my property, so every dog is seen and handled by me and my family individually on a daily basis. It is where I spend countless hours each day. I refer to my kennel as my "doggie den", as it has all the comforts of inside a home. Temperature controlled (heat and a/c), plenty of room to run and play, grooming station, and yes, they have television too. I do not keep my adult breeders inside my home and they are NOT kept in cages. They are provided roomy indoor cabins where they have access (weather permitting) to individual outdoor runs for play, exercise and bathroom needs. Intact (not spayed or neutered) adults are required by AKC to be kept separate to avoid accidental breedings, so a facility where I can assure this does not occur is necessary.
Females and males alike are fed premium food to insure their nutritional needs are met, especially during the whelping period. My breeding program is not a "side Job" for me. I spend everyday working with my dogs and improving my breeding program. When you visit me and my Yorkie or Shih Tzu babies, you will not enter a golden gate to a mansion on a hill. Many people have the common misconception that breeders make lots of money or it's a "get rich quick" business. There are a lot of expenses that go into raising healthy quality puppies, and sometimes I barely break even. I do it because I love it!
I have a great amount of pride and joy in my dogs, and I am honest at all times! Bringing home a new fur baby is an important decision and investment, so I will carefully guide you through the adoption process with no hidden extras. I am always available to help, and will listen to and address your questions and/or concerns with courtesy.
I am only interested in people purchasing a pup from me who will love and care for them with affection and true devotion. I DO NOT sell to pet stores and I will not sell any of my puppies just by emailing or texting! I will need to speak by phone and they are shown by appointment only! Before, during, as well as after the sale, I am always available via telephone or email to help by answering any questions or concerns you may have.
Thank you for your interest in Precious Family Jewels, and I look forward to working with you!