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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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Member Since: September 2013
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
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We believe in providing quality companions. Our primary focus is on health and temperment. for that reason all our parents have gone through genetic health testing. Each breed has different issues that we test for. Ask us and we will be glad to discuss this with you. We have AKC English cocker spaniels. We have some with championship bloodlines ( spindrift). We have done optigen health testing on our parents to provide only the healthiest puppies to our new families! We are a household that loves and embraces diversity (for sure) ! We have a Passion for miniature poodles. Our girls are still a bit young to be bred. They have had their genetic health testing done and come from CH. bloodlines. We do not show our four-legged family members~ simply because we do not wish to become involved in the politics and drama of that world. However we do attend local shows to avoid becoming " love -blind" of our chosen breeds! If we dont have the perfect pup for you listed now we do have waiting lists for upcoming litters. These wonderful events are best planned for! We have puppy applications on our website hhcanines.com and prefer our families fill one out so that we can get to know you better. We do have young adults available that need homes. These come neutered or spayed.

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Anonymous asked:
I have a 9 month old shihpoo puppy that I am having a hard time potty training him. He breaks everything and chews on everything even though he has a lot of toys. When I'm home, he doesn't do much mischief, but when I'm not home - he's a terror and he gets into everything and eats on everything! Please help me - I don't know what to do with him. I call him the devil dog.

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First and foremost, set your dog up for success, nor failure! Your puppy is a puppy and should not be left alone in the house to do as he pleases. He should be crated when you are away and instantly, nothing will be chewed on/eaten. Secondly, you may have to go back to basic's when it comes to house-training. Have him on leash attached to you at all times when you are home. Every 2 hours, take him out and praise him when he uses the bathroom. Then go back in the house with him still on leash. When you leave your home, put him in a crate that is the right size for him so that he doesn't use the crate as a bathroom. The correct size of crate is one where the dog can stand and then lay down comfortably, but not be able to use the bathroom at one end and go to the other corner comfortably. The crate is meant to be their room and to keep them from wanting to mess where they sleep.

Anonymous asked:
I got my shihpoo as sort of a rescue she is wonderful but weighs only 5 pounds is it common or does she have other mix on her?

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The Miniature Poodle is a very small breed of dog and it is possible that because your dog was a rescue she may have been in a situation where she was denied proper nutrition that stunted her growth. As long as your vet deems her healthy, just focus on that and have a long, happy life with her.

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I just had to put my 9 year old shih poo down because of a liver problem. What is the average life of a shih poo? She was a female. Are liver problems in small dogs common?

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Whenever a dog is not a purebred, the only way to determine the average life span of that dog is to take the average life span of the breeds in the dog. The average life span of the Shih Tzu is 10 - 16 years while the average life span of the Miniature Poodle is 15 years. So a Shih-Poo could live anywhere from 13 - 14 years old on average. Liver problems can be seen in both breeds, but it is not a common health problem. I'm sorry for your loss and I hope that doesn't discourage you from getting another companion when you are ready.

Anonymous asked:
I have an 8 month old male shih poo whose companion was attacked by a boxer and unfortunately had to be put down. Since then he has been very anti social, hiding, not playing really, and crying at times. We are considering getting him another companion/playmate. Is this a good idea or not?

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If your pup witnessed the attack then not only is your puppy grieving from the loss of his companion; but has also been frightened and scared with the memory. You must contact your local Positive Reinforcement trainer and start socializing and training your puppy like it's day one. Another companion may be a good idea; but you must make sure that your dog does not become over-protective of this new companion because of the loss of the previous one.

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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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I think the best way to breed a healthy mix breed dog is to do it yourself. Take in a female, care for her, and make sure she is clear of any health concerns. Also, be willing to care for the newborn puppies to at least 9 months before they are separated from the mother.

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Updated: 7/22/2017