Shih-Poo

 

Origin:

 

Shih-Poos have been a popular breed for the last 10 to 20 years, though they may have been around for longer.

History

The Shih-Poo is a mix of the Shih Tzu and Poodle breeds. This crossbreed is smart, playful, and affectionate. Along with sporting a cute, alert expression, it has a sturdy body and a courageous bark despite its size. Because of this, the Shih-Poo can be an excellent guard dog.

Color

Varies depending on mix.

  • Lifespan:

    10-15 years
  • Shedding:

    minimal
  • Coat Length:

    medium
  • Grooming:

    medium
  • Size:

    s
  • Color:

Behavior

  • Temperament

    Shih-Poo puppies are intelligent, fun-loving, and sociable. Generally, this crossbreed inherits the guard-like instincts of its Shih Tzu's parent, making vigilant watchdogs. Shih-Poos can be stubborn and yappy, so special training may be needed to moderate these behaviors. They are also better suited in homes with older children.

  • Barking

    Barks if Necessary

  • Adaptability

    • Adaptability to apartment living

      1 2 3 4 5
    • Good for novice owners

      1 2 3 4 5
    • Tolerates being alone

      1 2 3 4 5
    • Tolerates cold weather

      1 2 3 4 5
    • Tolerates hot weather

      1 2 3 4 5
    • Family Friendly

      1 2 3 4 5
  • Exercise needs

    • Energy level

      1 2 3 4 5
    • Exercise needs

      1 2 3 4 5
    • Playfulness

      1 2 3 4 5
  • Trainability

    moderate

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