The Shih-Poo is a mongrel dog, a cross between the Shih Tzu and Toy Poodle breeds. Small, hypoallergenic and cuddly, these puppies have inherited some of their parents’ best qualities. Despite their status as a designer breed, you can find these mixed-breed dogs in shelters and rescues. So remember to adopt. Shih-Poos make excellent companion animals for almost anyone, but a retired senior citizen would most likely be an ideal match. They love to be cuddled and cared for. They are quite versatile and can thrive in almost any environment: a family home, a flat or a small house in the middle of nowhere. Shih-Poos should never be kept outdoors and require regular veterinary check-ups, dental cleanings and grooming. Frequent toilet breaks can also help if they inherit their Shih Tzu parents’ propensity for stubbornness and territorial marking.


The Shih-Poo is a mixed breed dog. The Shih-Poo is a mixed breed dog that is not purebred, like its Shih Tzu or Poodle parents, and whose coat may be curly, like that of its Poodle parent, or straight, like that of its Shih-Tzu parent, or a combination of both. Like most small dogs, Shih-Poos can be prone to dental health problems. Maintain proper dental hygiene for your Shih-Poo.Shih-Poos are quite versatile and can live in almost any type of home. They are happy to play actively or sleep on their owners’ laps.


The Shih-Poo is a newer designer dog breed developed in North America. While the Poodle parent hails from Germany, the Shih Tzu parent hails from Chinese royalty. If the characteristics of his Shih Tzu’s parents shine through, his real DNA will be evident. Shih-Poos come from the loyal and lovable Shih Tzu, and the intelligent and sophisticated Poodle. They are ideal for anyone looking for a hypoallergenic companion animal to pay close attention to and pamper. If you want to add a Shih-Poo to your family, you don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars on breeders. Unfortunately, like any other breed, these little cakes end up in shelters, from people who don’t want a long-term commitment.If you’re on the lookout for a Shih Tzu or Poodle rescue, in your area, chances are that’s where you are. you will find a Shih-Poo awaiting adoption. They are not recognized as an official breed at this time.

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Dog Breed Group: Mixed Breed Dogs
Height: 8 to 18 inches
Weight: 8 to 18 pounds
Life Span: 13 to 17+ years

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