R Texas Star Shih Tuzs
is proud to announce that on our very 1st Inspectionin March 2013. 
We achieved the award of a  a Gold Seal American Kennel Club Certificate of Inspection.  It is the highest award an inspector can give to a breeder. We also were in 100% compliance with all their rules and regulations. 
Then we had our 2nd Inspection in September 2015. We were again in 100% compliance. But, they no longer were giving out the Gold Seal Certificates of Inspection.  But, the inspector said we would have received one if they were still handing them out. The inspector also mentioned we qualified for joining the AKC new  BRED with H.E.A.R.T.​ Program. I have completed 2 courses with AKC and received 2 credit hours with each course. 
 "Breeder Basics" &  "Keeping your Breeding Program in Compliance" ​
On October 26, 2015 we were certified by ​AKC as a BRED with H.E.A.R.T. Shih Tzu Breeders. 

AKC (American Kennel Club) will usually inspected you every 12-18 months. All our dogs and puppies are AKC registered. While the inspector is here, paperwork compliance is checked and verified for thoroughness and completion. Cleanliness of the property is also checked as well as the well-being of all the dogs.

If we have a litter of puppies when the
inspector is here, he can take a DNA sample
(mouth swab) from the puppies, as well as
​the​ parents. If this DNA sample does not
​match, we will no longer be able to register
our ​dogs with the AKC. AKC requires that
 sires​ used in more than three breedings
each yea​r be DNA tested.  Our males do 
have their DNA Tests on file with AKC. ​​​​​
Kennel inspections are done to ensure the integrity of the
AKC registry and monitor care and conditions at kennels across the country. The AKC is the only purebred dog registry in the United States that maintains an organized and continuous investigation and inspection effort. The AKC conducts approximately 5,000 inspections each year to ensure compliance with standards that support the health, safety, and welfare of dogs and the environments in which they live.