'Celerity Shih Tzu' is owned and operated by my daughter Rachel and myself, we are situated in Rakaia Mid Canterbury New Zealand.

I have been showing dogs since 1971 and my daughter bought her first shih tzu in 1986, a gorgeous little girl bred by Val Garvery of  'Kino Shih Tzu'.  Val has been our mentor in the breed and we are forever grateful to her for sharing her wealth of knowledge with us.

Since then we have gone from strength to strength with our breeding programme and have produced many top winning dogs.  

We have bred or owned over 35 Champions here at 'Celerity'.

This is also the home of New Zealand's first NZ Bred Grand Champion Shih Tzu whom we are very proud of and from him we either own or bred three generations of Best in Show (All Breed) winners.

We are also very fortunate to be able to work in very closely with several other shih tzu breeders here in New Zealand and overseas.

My daughter also owns and operates Animal Supplies in Ashburton and has a busy life with her show hacks.

Our new venture is showing and breeding Bengal Cats, we have two new Imports and our first litter of babies.

We have many exciting plans for the coming year and presently have several 'Celerity' bred shih tzu in the showring either being campaigned by us or other dedicated breeders.

Sue, Rachel and grandson Daniel


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