Memory Lane

Take a walk with me over the Rainbow Bridge and visit some of our foundations and Champions of yesteryear 

Please click on photo or  hyperlink (underlined) name to find out more.


Beauti- ful Beau

 BISS and International Champion Chinai's Extra Special R.O.M.


Champion Artisan's Leonardo Da Vinci


Chinai's Extra Sweet

Beau was my sweetest and most devoted companion and a truly wonderful show dog.

Beau was everything a Shih Tzu should be.

Champion Chinai's Special Favorite

Champion Chinai's Extra Special X Champion Chinai's Tangoroo 

Ch. Chinai's Special Favorite

"Fay Fay"

Chinai's Notorious

BISS and Int. Ch. Chinai's Extra Special X  BOSS Ch. Chinai's Tangoroo

Naughty was a very good boy!


Naughty produced 5 very nice champions. 

Chinai's Not For Sale 

Definitely a "Keeper"!


A Beau daughter and part of our breeding program.

One of the sweetest girls there ever was.

Litter sister to Ch. Wanda, Ch. Pumpkin, Della, Goodie, Party and Naughty

In 2009 we lost 

Chinai's Unmistakable

AKA "Dolly"
Chinai's Unmistakable  AKA "Dolly"

Dolly was 16 in this photo. 

She left us her daughters,  Emmy and Impy and grand shids Duster and Sera, 

great grand shids Java, Synchro, Tsunami 

and great great great grandsons Ch. Chinai's Show Me & Chinai's Jumbo Shrimp

Dolly was a Ch. Chinai's Megabucks daughter from our Chinai's Pretty Penny. 

Party was a darling girl - sister to Goodie, Presto, and Spirit also Keeper, Naughty - different litters -same parents


Chinai's Special Event 

Party was a deep mahogany red and white girl with a darling disposition. 

She was a full sister to Keeper, Naughty, Goodie, Della, Wanda and Pumpkin.

Party was owned and loved by Tom & Thelma Piper until her passing in 2007.

Driver was one of the sweetest Shih Tzu in the world

Chinai Don't Try This at Home

Ch. Chinai's Special Edition  (Flash) X Chinai's Not for Sale (Keeper)



Even though they have been gone for many years there is no denying the

contribution each one of  these dogs have made to our breeding program and our lives. These extra special little spirits

helped establish the wonderful temperaments, health and beauty we have in our line today.

Champion Chinai's Galaxy Gal 

Beautiful G. G.

Affectionately known as "G.G."

G.G was the Champion daughter of Ch. Li Ming's Carouser and Sun Loon's Patchlace of Chinai

"G. G"  was the litter sister to our Champion Chinai's Starlord

A gorgeous girl and as sweet as she was beautiful. G.G  was the first to wear the Champion Chinai prefix.

She was my first homebred Champion.

She was the dam of Chinai's Pretty Penny.


Mei Mei of Knightsbridge

Mei Mei of Knighsbridge

(English Import)

"Tiny" was one of my foundation bitches

 a daughter of English Champion and top producer

Ch. Kuire Hermes of Antarctica


Yu Honey of Hyning

I  thank Russell and Chila Curtis for allowing me to have Tiny. She was only small in name. 

She was one of the most intelligent shih tzu I've ever known.

Shown winning 2 points at her very first show. 

 had her teeth cleaned right after that and she came home missing 6-8 teeth. 

That ended her show career.

Tiny was a devoted mother  to a fault. She loved all the little ones and would "steal" any babies she could. 

She appointed herself to teach every new puppy how to go up and down the stairs.

Sun Loon's Patchlace of Chinai

In a word: Exquisite

Not only beautiful but one of the sweetest shih tzu I've ever known

The Divine Miss Patch was bred by the late Molly Heck

She was out of

Ch. Timberlakes Rockee Vollee Ki Ki


Ch. Sun Loon's Ms of Rockee Vollee

She was the dam of G.G. (above) & Ch. Chinai's Starlord and Ch. Chinai's Lacey Lady.

Ch. Din Ho Michael

Although, Mikie only lived with us a relatively short time. 

He produced  Champion Chinai's Lacey Lady with Miss Patch.

 Mikie's sire is "Freddy" (below) 


AKA "Freddie The Free Loader"

Ch. Winward's Free Wheeling  R.O.M.

sire Ch. Winward's Wheeler Dealer

dam: Lou Wan Afternoon Delite

Freddie lived the last 5 years of his life with me after my dear friend Kitty Strom left him to me in her  will.

Fred's lovely daughter Din Ho Rosie Glow had been bred to my Champion Starlord. 

They produced Champion Chinai's Tangoroo.

(Rosie is the litter sister to Ch. Bing's Ahead of His Class. Rosie lived with us for most of her 17 years.)

This was my dear friend the late Kitty Strom: Din Ho Shih Tzu

I thank Kitty for all of her good advice and the many dogs she shared with me over the years.


Champion Show Off's The Choreographer

Ch. Show Off's I've Got Rhythm


Chinai's Extra Sweet

Cory was a sweet boy who retired shortly after finishing his championship and lived the life of a treasured house pet.

the beautiful Star Dancer

Chinai's Stardancer

Champion Chinai's  Starlord


Mei Mei of Knightsbridge

"Dancer" was the dam of our

Champion Chinai's Megabucks


Champion Chinai's Special Edition

Dancer had a precious disposition. She would  actually dance and entertain one and all with her delightful antics..

She was a full sister to our Chinai's Stardust aka "Minky"

(see our "In Memory" page for Minky's story)


Champion Lainee Xtra Perpetual Motion

"Peppi" was bred by Elaine Meltzer and sold to my dear friend Vivian Wood.

Vivian later sold Peppi to me. Her daughter Sweetie produced Beau.

 (BISS and Int. Champion Chinai's Extra Special R.O.M. )

 who became a very important part of my breeding program.


I'm Extra Sweet

Chinai's Extra Sweet


Chinai's  Somebody Special X Ch. Lainee Xtra Perpetual Motion

Sweetie produced our "Beau" when bred to "Painter"

Ch. Artisan's Leonardo Da Vinci

Extra Sweet boy "Chubby"


Chinai's Somebody Special 

Ch. Chargalong's Boo Boo x Sun Loon's Patchlace of Chinai 

Chubby was a full littermate to two ROM sisters

Chinai's Fancy Lace 

& Chinai's Lacey Lady

Chubby was a sweet and lovely dog. He was also the sire of our "Sweetie" above. 

This was a very sweet memory

I showed the sisters, Darla and Spanky as a brace at the Southern California Specialty show.

It was a huge show an entry of nearly 200 shih tzu/that day.

The show had been so quiet all day long. It was so you could have heard a pin drop.

Suddenly there was a huge burst of applause as soon as the girls went around the ring in their smooth gliding tandem.

Old time breeders came up with tears in their eyes and everyone remarked how beautiful they were.

Chinai's Here Comes Trouble and Chinai's Cute as a Button

"Spanky" and "Darla"





Thank you to all the dogs and people who helped make these such special memories for all of us. .