This is my little monster, Wicket. He came to me via my sister via a shih tzu breeder in Colorado. He weighs about 9 lbs and is 23 months old. He's AKC certified as a shih tzu.
Here's the deal: Wicket is hyper. He's always moving, running, chasing, playing, etc. He also doesn't have any white on him at all and he can be quite a little terror to strangers walking in the front door. He learns new tricks after two or three repetitions(unlike his new shih-tzu sister, Dixie Bell, who gets lost in our living room...)
My older sister initially purchased him and decided she couldn't handle him; thats how I got him. She says that he is the biproduct of a shih-tzu and yorkie rather than a pure bred Shih Tzu. She claims this because he's so much smaller than other shih tzus, oddly colored, a bit mean, and very active/intelligent.
I say he's full blood. I know he looks odd, but he's AKC certified (surely this means something?)
So- who's right? Me or my sister?