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Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized
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Overview
The Shihpoo is created by the crossing of two breeds: Shih Tzu and Poodle. They are commonly referred to as "designer dogs" and are one of the most popular of the crosses.
Character
The ideal Shih-poo is sturdy, compact, and solid. They should be well-proportioned in appearance and possess a lively and keen expression.

Does your Shih-Poo - Shihpoo bark, howl, and cry whenever you leave the house? Separation anxiety is extreme anxiety experienced by your dog when you are away from him.
Temperament
The Shih-poo is loyal, loving, and affectionate. They are not recommended for homes with small children. They do well with dogs and non-canine pets they have been raised with. They do not do well if ignored or left alone for extended periods of time. Boredom or loneliness will lead to destructive behavior and incessant barking. They are outgoing but very wary of strangers. Shih-poo's are quick to alert their family to visitors and out of the ordinary sounds.
Care
The Shih-poo requires frequent brushing to prevent matting and tangling and occasional professional grooming. Bathing should be done when necessary. It is important to regularly clean the ears of debris and hair to prevent infection. The Shih-poo's have a low tolerance to extreme heat and cold. Dental hygiene is important to prevent early tooth loss. They may be prone to such health issues as ear infection, spinal disc disease, PRA, diabetes, anemia, heart disease, and epilepsy.

If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet.
Coat
The coat of the Shih-poo may be long, straight, and profuse; curly; or a combination.
Training
Early socialization and obedience are recommended. The Shih-poo may be difficult to housebreak. The crate training method works best. They will not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. Training must be done with firmness, fairness, patience, and consistency. Teaching your dog to sit, lie down, and stay is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new Shih-Poo - Shihpoo puppy. Consider crate training if you need to adapt your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons.
Activity
The Shih-poo is well suited for apartment living. They are relatively active indoors and should have a variety of safe toys to keep them occupied. Shih-poo's enjoy family play sessions, securely leashed walks, and off-lead play time in a fenced yard. Socialization is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.
Weight
Male: 10-15; Female: 10-15 lbs
Height
8-11 inches
Color(s)
Variety of colors that include black, white, gray, brown, apricot; may be solid, sabled, and parti
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Dr. Susan's Therapy Pups
Member Since: October 2009
Location: Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas
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My name is Dr. Susan Istre. The first thing you need to know-- is that I am not a breeder! I get my pups from a couple of breeder friends I know and trust. I only get the smallest, cutest pick of the litter babies to be a part of my animal assisted therapy program. I work with children and adults in my private practice counseling clinic in Dallas, Texas and take the pups to work with me daily. I have been doing this for several years and the puppies are a big hit! They calm and motivate clients to engage in the therapy process. The pups also help us to teach children to pick up on non verbal social cues. They are loved and adored by all my clients. Hardly any child complains about coming to therapy because they know they will be warmly welcomed with tail wagging and puppy kisses, My puppies are all healthy and happy. They are all hypo allergic and non shedding and have been vet checked and are current on their shots. They stay at my house and are a part of my family. I potty pad train all pups and start their outside training as well. I use Cesar Millan dog training techniques to help shape them into the most well behaved pups around! I only have a few pups at a time, except at Christmas and other holidays when clients beg me to get more. They trust that I will choose the best pups and give them the most healthy and loving start. They have all turned out to be wonderful family pets! I get pictures and updates on their lives weekly! People are so happy with their pups that they often call me back to get a sibling. I spend a lot of time and money on my pups. I guarantee they are well worth any extra cost that must be passed on to you in order to support the continuation of my animal assisted therapy program. A portion of the proceeds is also donated to an animal aid group each year. It is a win-win for everyone involved! Check out my professional website at www.dristre.com.

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Anonymous asked:
We have a 3-month-old Shihpoo. We play with her, walking her every day, but now she began to shy away and hide under the bed and will not come out to eat or drink. What could be the reason for her change of temperament?

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Your puppy is going through her second fear-stage. This is a time that puppies tend to be withdrawn, scared or timid. However, you can not allow her to act like that. If you do, then she will know it is okay. First, take her in to the vet for a check up. Any behavioral change should always be checked by the vet for medical problems. Then, if she gets a clean bill of health; take some extra yummy treats and have her re-explore the house and world with you. She will learn to want to be a part of the family again in no time.

Anonymous asked:
We are not going to breed our Shih-poo, which gender is better for kids 8+? I only have one boy and he really isn't rough, he is an only child. He really wants a dog but is allergic to them. He is afraid of bigger dogs, but does fine with smaller dogs.

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Gender has nothing to do with what type of dog you want. Since your son is only 8 and he is allergic and afraid of big dogs, a Shih-poo is a great pick for him. What you need to focus on is temperament. You need a pup that is playful, like an 8-year-old is, but not too excitable as we don't want the puppy to frighten your child. A shy or nervous puppy would not work in your home either, as your child could frighten it very easily. Find a breeder that understands temperament and make sure he/she picks out a puppy that is in the middle of the litter, not too excitable, not shy -- just right.

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My son wants a dog and there doesn't seem to be any Shih-poo at the shelter around where we live. My son is allergic to dogs so we thought of getting a Shih-poo. I am off during the summer months and thought this would be a good time to get one. Is it okay to get two pups at the same time? My thought would be they could keep each other company when I go back to teaching mid August.

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If you can help it, never get two puppies at the same time. As a trainer and behaviorist as well as a breeder, I can tell you how much more work and how hard it is on the puppies and family itself getting two puppies. If you get two puppies, especially from the same litter, the puppies have already bonded. The whole reason why a person gets a dog is so that the puppy bonds to them and becomes a companion. But why should the puppy bond with a human when he/she has his/her brother/sister right there? Then when the two dogs don't bond to your son or any part of your family, it is very hard to train them when they get older.

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At the moment you try to correct them, all they have to do is go to their brother/sister and get love/attention from them and so they don't need your praise. Unless you were to have the two separated most of the time, which would be hard to do and very hard on two puppies that know for sure that their brother/sister is in the other room -- it is best to stick with one. A puppy by the time you go back to work should be able to go to a Doggy Day Care during the day, or be crate trained to be able to be in a crate for several hours before you come home at lunch to let him/her out to use the potty.

Anonymous asked:
Are Shihpoos hypoallergenic? I live in Wisconsin, how would I get a Shihpoo from a breeder?

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The Shih-Poo is considered hypoallergenic. If you are looking for a puppy, you should go to this website to read over some helpful hints on finding a good breeder. http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/pets/dog-care/how-to-find-a-good-dog-breeder

Anonymous asked:
My Shih-Poo is 13 weeks old. She uses the training pad always, but when we take her outside she just wants to play, and then when we go inside can't wait to get to her pad. What and how do I get her to poo outside?

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First things first, your Shih Poo should never be left unsupervised. If the dog is not outside, he/she should be in a crate or attached to you by a leash. Put a timer on in the house that goes off every 2 hours. Take your puppy outside to use the bathroom every 2 hours and 15 minutes after he/she gets up from a nap, eats or drinks. Praise your puppy with affection and treats when he/she uses the bathroom outside. If you do find a mess in the house, do not scold the puppy. Calmly clean it up with an enzyme cleaner such as Nature's Miracle so that will get rid of the smell on the dog's level. If you use pee pads, take them away. The pee pad has a scent which encourages the pup to pee/poop on it. With this method, you should be able to house train your pup within two weeks at the most.

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Updated: 7/29/2015