Great Breeder!

Classy Pups was our breeder for our newest member of the family, a Shih Tzu! Dorene was just great! Very professional throughout the entire process, and let us know what to expect along the way. They were very accommodating and easy to work with. Dorene provided all documentation we would ever need on our new puppy – breeder certifications, vaccinations, microchip, etc. She also was more than supportive of our various questions. It was clear to us that our new puppy was cared for very well.

Classy Pups is a great breeder who genuinely cares about their pups!

Nick DeLeonardis

Awesome experience!

We have been looking for months trying to find a Shih Tzu from a reputable breeder and came across Classy-Pups. There was a litter of 3 that appeared, and we jumped at the opportunity to select Zane as our new puppy. The experience of working with Doren was fantastic. From weekly photos to being greeted at the door with our new puppy. We received a folder with all his paperwork including photos of him since he was born. During our visit to the vet they shared the photos with their team and were impressed that all shots were up to date and he was in excellent condition. I cannot thank you enough for the joy you have brought to our family!

Jim G

Doing Great

We took Lance to the vet after bringing him home and the vet asked if we gave him a bath. I told him we didn’t and he said, “This is the cleanest puppy I have ever seen that has come from a breeder. I can tell that they do a great job.” We absolutely love Lance and he is doing great! Thank you so much.

Sharon B.

Incredible experience

We were looking for a service and support dog for our disabled daughter. We came across your company and found the perfect dog. Our experience with your family was amazing. The care, the support, and the love was evident from the very beginning. I highly recommend your company to anyone who is looking for a dog. We were blessed with the opportunity to now bring some joy and assistance in our daughter’s life thanks to you. I cannot thank you enough.

Joe Kern


Gigi is the best dog ever and we love her so much. People love her, wherever we take her and stop us all the time. I just wanted to let you know how happy we are with her. Thank you again so much!

Irene S.

Honey Bun

Dorene and her family were wonderful and took excellent care of Honey Bun. I could not have asked for a better first family. I wish there was a higher rating than five stars ! I would highly recommend !

Cynthia D Byers

Arlo and Finn

We could tell from our initial interaction with Dorene that she and her family have a true love for their puppies. We purchased two Maltese, first Arlo and then Finn about a year and half later. Before we could bring our little ones home Dorene would send pictures and updates at least once a week. She was very accessible and responsive to our questions. We couldn’t be happier with our experience and would recommend anyone to Dorene.

Mike Cushing

The perfect addition to our family!

Bentley (“Hudson”) is a perfect addition to our family. He is our pandemic puppy who we picked up on March 13, 2020. We have had Bentley for the past two weeks, and he is such a joy and a reflection of his well breeding! This is a great little dog who obviously was treated with love and care the first eight weeks of his life. Our experience with Classy Pups was enjoyable and pleasant. Dorene was wonderful to work with and truly loves what she does! We cannot thank Dorene enough for the perfect addition to our family!

Helen K

Thank You

I cannot thank Dorene enough. Izabel is a wonderful puppy. She loves people and children. We have loved welcoming her into our home and she has welcomed us into her life. I have never before brought a puppy home that has been so well adjusted. Thank you again Dorene

Jeanne Doren

One Happy Boy

Lucas is one happy boy! I’ve told everyone how lovely you are and your family.

David B. Family


Kashi is a wonderful puppy and we are positive her healthy, happy nature all started with you, your care and the love you give your dogs! Also she is just the cutest puppy, everyone who comes in contact with her comments on how cute and fun she is.

Marlene W.

Thank You

Bear is wonderful. We took him to the vet on Friday. He’s 3lbs of floof and in good health. What’s awesome is that you socialized and trained him so well. He’s great with the kids, has very few accidents and is so playful. He hops like a bunny around the yard! Great job and thank you again.

Diane G.

Perfect Addition to Our Family!

We cannot thank Classy Pups and the Yoder family enough for our precious little Shih Tzu, Sparkle! She truly is a special dog (really–everyone who meets her says so)! Sweet, spunky, smart, and just beautiful–we always always get compliments when we take Sparkle out for walks. Working with Dorene is very pleasant, and she makes the purchasing process as easy as pie. She is always responsive, flexible, honest, and accommodating. It’s also clear that Dorene just loves her pups and is focused on making sure they are well cared for until they go to their forever homes. We just can’t wait for our next addition from Classy Pups this spring!

Amanda Brown

My amazing pocket pup! “Chewy”

Doreneis amazing to work with. We searched for awhile to find a new baby. We had lost our 12 year old Shih Tzu in an unexpected illness. Our new little boy has been a joy!. She made the process smooth and simple. It is quite scary to deal with online sites, with so much fraud being out there these days. Dorene was completely informative, upfront and communicative. She eased all my fears and gave me information and advice. I love that they do a full spectrum health care check prior to them going to their Fur-ever home, to ease our fears of any issues. When we picked up our new baby boy (who was originally named Moose) Now named Chewbacca (Chewy) She gave us some dog food and an Awesome folder with all his info and pictures of his weekly growth since birth. We will now call it his baby book, that I plan to keep adding to. That effort shows me they care about their pups and that they are going to a good home. I like that Dorene emailed me some info prior to picking up our little guy, it included a contract, which shows me they are completely above board, and an itemized list of items to get to be off on a good start with our new puppy. We have an 18yr old, 14 yr old and recently lost our 12 year old, so it had been many years for us to go back to the puppy stage. I can not say enough how grateful I am to have found Dorene and Myron through the AKC website and that we were fortunate enough to have found Chewy! He has been a blessing in so many ways. Chewy has become my work buddy and goes to work with me every day. As seen in his picture, I think he was ready for Mom to take him home. 🙂

Cheryl Dravesky

My Experience

I want to take a moment to share my experience about purchasing my lovely puppy from Dorene and Classy Pups. I have been wanting a dog for several years and had made up my mind to work with Dorene, mainly because I was looking for a family breeder who breeds champion bloodlines. It can be difficult to trust the process especially when you live out of state. Dorene was amazing at communicating at all levels. After the first few phone calls, I was completely confident in my choice. From the very moment that I spoke to her, I was eased by her calm, gentle and honest demeanor. It was evident when I met my puppy at 18 weeks of age, that he had adapted to a calm environment. He too, is calm and sweet and transmits peace. I attribute that to the way he was cared for while in Dorene’s care. My puppy is named Duncan and he is truly a blessing. I will recommend Dorene to anyone who wants a lovely experience while waiting for the arrival of their beautiful and healthy puppy.

Mary K.

Wonderful Experience!

Adopting a puppy from Classy Pups was a wonderful experience from start to finish. The website provides every detail one could want – from lineage information to helpful new puppy hints. Communication with the breeder was timely and provided all guidance needed to complete the process. It is clear that our puppy was well cared for and socialized to adjust quickly to her new home. Thank you Classy Pups for bringing so much joy to so many homes.

Susan Cody

Loving Breeder

We are so incredibly excited to have found this breeder from the AKC website. This family breeder is a blessing, we were blessed to find them nearby. We were able to see the puppies in person and see the breeding area’s. Very clean and very professional. They take the time with these puppies to socialize and train them. We could not have been happier. We adore our little Milo (aka Snoopy).

Jackie and Steve Miller

Conscientious, caring breeder of quality pups.

I saw Adelle on the website, but due to my schedule, had to wait a week to pick her up. The multiple communications I had to have with Doreen about pick up never seemed to frustrate her, which is saying something. Because I paid a deposit, Adelle was vetted on Monday for what was eventually a Friday pick up. When I arrived, Adelle was ready for me: groomed, happy, healthy, and full of energy! I was provided with complete veterinary and breeding records. I was also given a blanket with Adelle’s litter mate scent on it to comfort her, a toy, a small bag of the dog food she had been eating, akc registration information, microchip registration information and recommendations about feeding schedule, collar, leash and crate. Doreen called the day after I took Adelle home to check in, and was very understanding that I could not get Adelle in to see a vet for several weeks even though for the health of the dog, they request that the dog be seen within seventy two hours. Shipshewana is a three hour drive from my home in Indianapolis, and it was absolutely worth the trip to find a healthy, well bred toy poodle who had been raised by people who clearly cared so much about the health and well being of their dogs.

Karen E Laine


Our family looked for many months and had no luck to find a male Shih Tzu.. I immediately fell in love with George on her website. I found Dorene and she was so amazing with walking us through the process. She talked with me for an hr and explained all I had to do prepare for his arrival. I got photos of him and updates weekly. The day came to pick him up and I was so excited! We arrived at her beautiful home and i felt an immediate sense of zen. It was so peaceful. She was standing at the door with George in her arms. It was love at first site! She was so thorough on all her paperwork and gave us extra food! He has been home for a week and she has continued to check in on George and support us as a family With any tips we needed! We are so blessed we found Dorene and her family. I have talked about her to everyone! I will adopt again and have a feeling my family will too!

Melissa Marinakis


Hi Classy Pups!!!
Wanted to let you know how awesome Daisy/Annie is. I have owned 2 prior Shi Tzu’s, Annie is by far the smartest. She’s clever, catches on quick and is lazy and crazy all at once. Thank you for raising amazing dogs and doing it right.

Daisy's Family

Quarantine Pal

Getting Finnick at the beginning of the quarantine was the best decision I’ve ever made. He is an affectionate and sweet little boy. He’s great with people, all dogs, and even met a pet pig. Now one bark just plenty of tail wags!

Christine Gear
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