Update~ June 2021~ We have one tiny <mini/teacup> 5 month old (should be under 10 pounds) Tri colored Shishon female. She is $3000 & ready to adopt now. Check out our puppy pages for the details.

We have pet quality toy Aussies ready in July,  AKC Standard Australian Shepherds and Chocolate  AussieDoodles that will be ready mid August.  We will send you  Jotforms to fill out for puppy adoptions via e-mail correspondence. We get a LOT of robo /calls, so please leave a message if we don't answer. Thanks!

We HOME RAISE small companion puppies that are healthy, playful, loving and intelligent!

We have both small shedding & non shedding~purebred & designer crosses puppies~Shih Tzus, Bichon crosses, Pekingese crosses, toy Aussie crosses & mixes and we'll have long haired teacup Chihuahua crosses in the WINTER (hopefully)  of 2021 .

Most lap dogs average from 7 to 20 pounds.  We occasionally have teacups that are 6 pounds or less. We also raise mini and standard Australian Shepherds and Border Collies out of working stock. 


      Our puppies are born in our home, handled, loves and socialized from birth .  All of our adult dogs know their names, are handled, loved and played with daily, have a spacious and clean yard to roam and  groomed and vetted on a regular schedule!

      We occasionally  have trained dogs  that are not small breed or size specific. We can also train your puppy for you! 

        We can car deliver, for an extra fee,  within about 250 miles of Cedar Rapids,  Iowa~ to Des Moines, Omaha, St. Paul, Minneapolis, Peoria, Iowa City, Davenport, Moline, Rock Island, Bettendorf, Dubuque, Chicago & many points in between.

We can also fly small dogs and puppies on board with a puppy nanny anywhere in the USA. Flight nanny prices average is range from $650 to $1500. 

                                       *We  Do Not fly puppies cargo*

Video ~ All about the Shih Tzu!

*Zuchon is Shih Tzu/Bichon mix aka Shishon or Teddy Bear :) usually under 20 pounds when grown and non shedding.

* Shichis are Shih Tzu/Chihuahua coats vary between smooth and long. These are smaller with loving but spunky personalities. 

Aussiedoodles are Australian Shepherd and Poodle mix.

Irish Lane Kennels ~ PO BOX 251~ Mount Vernon, Iowa  ~563.2IO.5843.

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Keep them healthy

A top quality diet will help with potty training and ensure a long, healthy  life. Buy the best dog food you can reasonably afford and make sure to do regular veterinary visits.

Never punish your puppy harshly for potty issues or chewing stuff the first several weeks you have them. Redirect the behavior. Save the scolding for when they are older. Patience pays off !