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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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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 i...

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Anonymous asked:

5/27/2015 7:52:51 PM

5/27/2015 7:52:51 PM

We have a 3 month old Shihpoo. We play with her, walk 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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Anonymous asked:

5/10/2015 12:40:24 PM

5/10/2015 12:40:24 PM

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 8 year old only child. He really wants a dog but is allergic to them. He is afraid of bigger dogs but not smaller dogs.

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Anonymous

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.
5/11/2015 9:06:41 AM

Anonymous asked:

5/10/2015 12:35:12 PM

5/10/2015 12:35:12 PM

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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Anonymous

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 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.
5/11/2015 9:04:06 AM

Anonymous

As 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 pup 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.
5/11/2015 9:04:21 AM

Anonymous asked:

1/22/2015 1:49:55 PM

1/22/2015 1:49:55 PM

Are Shihpoo's hypoallergenic Are Shihpoo's hypoallergenic? I live in Wisconsin...how would I get a shihpoo from an advertiser?

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Anonymous

The Shihpoo 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
1/22/2015 4:12:09 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/14/2015 8:40:38 PM

1/14/2015 8:40:38 PM

Potty training a Shih Poo 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 out side?

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Anonymous

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, either 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.
1/15/2015 10:46:44 AM

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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Anonymous

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?

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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

Shihpoos come in a great variety of colors and hair textures. From white to black and everything in between including parti colors. Straight to wavy textures are all exceptable.
4/21/2015 1:23:07 AM

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

That is a good question for your vet, but I usually advise about 6 months of age. Could be sooner or later.
4/21/2015 1:25:07 AM

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

Anonymous asked:

11/1/2012 5:50:25 AM

11/1/2012 5:50:25 AM

We have a 10 week old Shih-poo and w have yet to find her "vice". She's not a big fan of the... We have a 10 week old Shih-poo and w have yet to find her "vice". She's not a big fan of the dry food and she doesn't really go wild for yogurt buds or beefy treats either. It's pretty hard to start some basic training without knowing what treats she likes. Anyone have any other ideas?

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Anonymous asked:

9/25/2012 11:16:34 AM

9/25/2012 11:16:34 AM

AT WHAT AGE IS IT SAFE TO START GROOMING SHIH POOS? MY BABY IS ONLY 11 WEEKS OLD BUT HAS LOOOONG... AT WHAT AGE IS IT SAFE TO START GROOMING SHIH POOS? MY BABY IS ONLY 11 WEEKS OLD BUT HAS LOOOONG FUR ALREADY AND HE SLIPS AND SLIDES ALL THE TIME... IM AFRAID HE'D GOING TO HURT HIMSELF...

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Anonymous asked:

9/22/2012 12:08:22 PM

9/22/2012 12:08:22 PM

My 1 year old male Shihpoo will be getting a little sister soon and I am wondering if there are... My 1 year old male Shihpoo will be getting a little sister soon and I am wondering if there are any tips anyone can give us?

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Anonymous asked:

9/21/2012 10:15:28 AM

9/21/2012 10:15:28 AM

I have a 6 month old Shih poo which doesn't eat his food all day long. Holds off is that normal.... I have a 6 month old Shih poo which doesn't eat his food all day long. Holds off is that normal. I feed him pedigree

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Anonymous

I have a one year old male, and we feed him blue buffalo, when he was 6 months old he would not eat until late at night and it still wouldn't be much. Now that he is getting bigger he eats twice a day and will sit and stare at you until he gets his food. I would say this is completely normal. You will wake up one day and he is start eating like crazy!!
9/22/2012 12:06:51 PM

Anonymous

We have a 4 year old male Shih poo that still doesn't think much of his food. We have tried just about everything. He eats in the evening, not a lot, but he does eat. And since we are bad parents, he begs for food from our plates.
11/9/2012 10:03:07 AM

Anonymous asked:

9/17/2012 1:10:01 PM

9/17/2012 1:10:01 PM

My shihpoo scratches alot- i mean all night long- I know he has allergies- and she has had to... My shihpoo scratches alot- i mean all night long- I know he has allergies- and she has had to have a shot of cortizone- and I have tablets to give her- but it worries me could it be something else.

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Anonymous asked:

9/11/2012 4:00:35 PM

9/11/2012 4:00:35 PM

Is it alright to leave 2 Shih poo puppy's in a pen at home for 6 hours?

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Anonymous

Yes, my neighbor and I have brothers and they spend every so often day care days together. We dog sit also. They are fine.
12/6/2012 11:29:43 AM

Anonymous asked:

9/11/2012 1:12:06 PM

9/11/2012 1:12:06 PM

Is it safe to take my 7 yr old shih poo with me on a jog

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Anonymous

I have a Shihpoo and he whined all the time when you weren't with him or left him in a crate/Wanted to play. Now if he's whining just randomly then that is probably not good and you should take him to the vet.
9/18/2012 6:00:14 PM

Anonymous asked:

8/23/2012 10:49:20 PM

8/23/2012 10:49:20 PM

i have a shi-poo about 9 months old and he whines all the time is there something wrong?

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Anonymous asked:

8/18/2012 6:25:57 PM

8/18/2012 6:25:57 PM

My 2 month old shih- poo tries to bite a lot when he is being playful and growl. Is this just a... My 2 month old shih- poo tries to bite a lot when he is being playful and growl. Is this just a puppy stage thing or should I be worried?

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Anonymous

This is a normal thing to do when they are puppies, but when your shih poo grows older, you need to train it not to bite or he/she will be aggressive and will want to bite people or your things like furniture, stuffed animals, and more. Hope this helped. :)
8/23/2012 2:29:08 PM

Anonymous asked:

8/7/2012 4:13:22 PM

8/7/2012 4:13:22 PM

when can a shih tzu poodle mate?

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Anonymous

Hey there it's always best to wait at least 2 years making sure they have reached full maturity. And should be watched closely by vet throughout pregnancy because shih tzu's are such a small breed
9/2/2012 12:31:25 PM

Anonymous asked:

8/5/2012 7:59:43 PM

8/5/2012 7:59:43 PM

Our shihpoo Toby drools alot; is this normal? He is 2 and a half years old amd is a healthy... Our shihpoo Toby drools alot; is this normal? He is 2 and a half years old amd is a healthy playful dog. Martha

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Anonymous asked:

7/31/2012 9:30:21 PM

7/31/2012 9:30:21 PM

What kind of food can i feed my 2 months old shih poo?

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Anonymous

I feed mine Orijen.
7/31/2012 11:40:33 PM

Anonymous

I feed my shih poo IAMS
8/23/2012 2:29:47 PM

Anonymous

Regular puppy food.
9/18/2012 6:01:28 PM

Anonymous

BENTIFUL FOR PUPPY'S, SHE'S NOW 4 MONTHS AND LIKES IT A LITTLE MOIST.
12/29/2012 12:43:33 PM

Anonymous asked:

7/22/2012 8:17:04 PM

7/22/2012 8:17:04 PM

My 6 month old male shihpoo's adult canine teeth grew in without the baby ones falling out. ... My 6 month old male shihpoo's adult canine teeth grew in without the baby ones falling out. Will this cause a health problem for him in the future?

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Anonymous

My shipoo's baby teeth were pulled when she was spayed. The vet said it is common for them not to come out on their own.
7/31/2012 11:52:30 PM

Anonymous asked:

7/22/2012 10:30:22 AM

7/22/2012 10:30:22 AM

Can shihpoos sleep with their owners at night in the same bed?

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Anonymous

We have a 2 year old shihpoo. She originally slept in a crate on our end table so she could see us and has slept at the end of our bed for nearly two years with no problem
7/23/2012 4:04:19 PM

Anonymous

Yes. My 5 year old shipoo sleeps at the end of the bed.
7/31/2012 11:42:24 PM

Anonymous asked:

6/26/2012 11:13:01 AM

6/26/2012 11:13:01 AM

I have a tans and white Shih Tzu / Beagle mix (mom) and a white Poodle mix (don't know what is... I have a tans and white Shih Tzu / Beagle mix (mom) and a white Poodle mix (don't know what is the other mix, dad). Why is it the puppies came out one dark brown and two black and white? (neither has parents has dark brown or black hair). No other dog had mated with my shih tzu. I've been searching online but it's not yielding any results. Can someone please explain how did it happened? (puppies are different colors than the parents?) Thank you- JR

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