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Shih-Poo - Shihpoo

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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Shih-Poo - Shihpoo puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Anonymous asked:

9/15/2014 12:01:34 PM

9/15/2014 12:01:34 PM

Would a Shi-poo be ok home alone? My friend has a shih-tzu that stays at home during day just fine, would a shih-poo do the same? I work 8-5 and so does the friend with the shih-tzu.

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Anonymous

An adult dog should have no issue with their owner staying away for that long. However, you can not expect a puppy to hold it for that long.
9/15/2014 7:25:38 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/10/2013 7:47:41 PM

3/10/2013 7:47:41 PM

how many puppies does a Shihpoo usually have?

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Anonymous

The average is 3 - 4 puppies.
7/16/2014 3:15:26 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/5/2013 2:11:18 PM

3/5/2013 2:11:18 PM

How will a shihpoo act around children? I am looking to adopt a shihpoo. I have small children that visit often. How can I expect her to act around the kids?

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Anonymous

You can expect her to act normally around children if she is taught to act accordingly. As well, you need to make sure the children are respectful of the puppy and know that it is not a play toy and can not be handled roughly.
7/16/2014 3:16:17 PM

Anonymous asked:

2/18/2013 10:34:38 PM

2/18/2013 10:34:38 PM

My family is considering either a shihpoo or cockapoo puppy. What are the pros and cons of both? 3 of the 4 of us leave at 8 am weekdays (2 come back at 4ish, 1 back at 7ish). What is the better of these two breeds overall? Any other important information would be highly appreciated.

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I had and have both. I had a shipoo for ten years. He was a rescue as was his mate a cockapoo. When the vet put the shipoo, Waldo to sleep in 2012, the vet said he probably was nearing 20 years of age, if not older. This is just my opinion, as I am the "Adopted Mother" of them both. I adored and adore them both but, the shipoo was MUCH better than the cockapoo. Now, I will say, Homer, the cockapoo was abused when we rescued him, from a previous owner, as a baby. He is now twelve years old now though, and some of the aggression remains. He HATES his feet touched. He also HATES so badly to be groomed or treated at the vet, he must be muzzled. He is a great dog for me, as he is a love bug and loves to be close, and I am in a wheelchair. He is also one that will steal things out of trash cans, rooms, etc and when you try to take whatever it is from him he will growl and try to bite. Shipoos are better with children.
6/18/2014 10:52:05 AM

Anonymous asked:

2/11/2013 8:33:37 PM

2/11/2013 8:33:37 PM

how much should a 10 week shih poo puppy eat

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Anonymous

4th of a cup twice s day
2/14/2013 7:45:32 PM

Anonymous asked:

2/6/2013 5:41:52 PM

2/6/2013 5:41:52 PM

How long is the average life expectancy of a Shih poo? How long is the average life expectancy of a Shih poo?

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Anonymous

12 up year:)
2/7/2013 6:09:07 PM

Anonymous

My Shih Poo is 19 years old now. with problems, but still moving along
12/11/2013 6:53:11 AM

Anonymous asked:

1/15/2013 10:27:43 PM

1/15/2013 10:27:43 PM

Do all shih-poos look alike?

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Anonymous asked:

12/11/2012 5:44:01 PM

12/11/2012 5:44:01 PM

What food is good for a poodle

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Anonymous asked:

12/10/2012 11:09:34 PM

12/10/2012 11:09:34 PM

what age does a female shih-poo get a period?

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Anonymous

I have a shihpoo and she just started her first heat one wk ago at 11 mths old
1/10/2013 4:19:15 PM

Anonymous asked:

11/8/2012 5:26:38 PM

11/8/2012 5:26:38 PM

My family is thinking of getting a Shih-poo. What are some pros and cons of the breed? We aren't... My family is thinking of getting a Shih-poo. What are some pros and cons of the breed? We aren't super busy, but the kids go to school and I go to work during the day and we have pretty much only between 3-5:00 and the 7-8:00 to socialize with the dog...

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Anonymous

I love my shihpoo! She was easy to house break. She will come, sit and stay- also twirl and walk on hind legs for treats. I believe she will learn many more commands with the proper training. She is very smart. She loves to sleep in my bed at night and will alert me by growling or barking at any unusual noise. She is very playful and loving. She gets along great with my 2 cats. She requires much attention and left alone for many hours I'm afraid would make her become lonesome and depressed. Probably a better companion for adults.
12/28/2012 9:16:17 AM

Anonymous

I also have a shihpoo, 11 mths old. I work all day and have crated her from the start. Now when she sees me in my work uniform she just comes downstairs and goes straight into her crate, although she also goes to the crate when she does something wrong so that is the heads up for me to see what she did, lol. They are a very smart breed, sometimes too smart but like I said, mine is sometimes crated as long as 8-12 hrs and she does fine. The crating is to protect her as she does get into stuff when I turn my back, tissues, plants, paper will be chewed but as for shoes and such she has never chewed them. Keeping my fingers crossed that she outgrows this stage, it is getting better but I give her those large chew bones and have from the day the got her at 10 wks old.
1/10/2013 4:24:30 PM

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