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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:
I have an adorable Shih Poo male that will be turning one. I did not have him fixed, because I think with the right match his off spring will be so cute. How do I find a match that is reputable and responsible?

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Puppies take a lot of work. I know you think your boy is cute, but it is best to have him neutered. Unless you plan on making sure there is a written contract for every puppy that is sold and you have the ability and willingness to take back every puppy and have them live with you for the rest of their lives; get your dog neutered. If you think you can handle everything it takes to be a breeder, contact the person you got your dog from and go from there.

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Does this type of dog grow a lot of hair?

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Anonymous

Yes, this breed tends to have a medium coat that is soft like the Poodle's hair; but fluffy like the Shih-Tzu.

Anonymous

Anytime a breed of dog is mixed, the puppy or puppies will take after their dam and sire in many different ways. Some can take after the Shih-Tzu and have a long coat, while others will take after the Poodle and have a short coat. It is a toss up and you will not know until the puppy grows older.

Anonymous asked:
We got a 1-year-old male Shih Poo two months ago from a home which likely abused him. We were doing well with his training, and he seemed very settled and content. We had him professionally groomed in our home (for the second time) and the next day he began growling and nipping at us. What would cause this new and uncharacteristic behavior?

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If it happened right after he was groomed, it could be that the groomer was too rough with him and either frightened or injured him. It is best to take him to a vet to rule out any illness or injury. Once that is ruled out, go back to taking things slow for him to regain his trust with you. It also be that the groomer did something or said something that reminded him of the abuse he endured.

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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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Updated: 7/24/2016