Shih Poos are sweet, pudgy-faced dolls bred from a Shih Tzu and a Poodle. They generally weigh between 10-12 pounds, and their life expectancy is about 15 years. They can be leggy like the poodle, or shorter-legged like the Shih Tzu. The Shih Poo is a happy and fun-loving, playful breed with a charming character. They are attentive, personable, bright, and love human affection. They get along great with other pets, cats or dogs, and are generally good with children. Shih Poos are gentle-natured and can be a little mischievous. Loyalty is their middle name. They do well with obedience training and learn tricks easily. Shih Poos are extremely smart and trainable, and their intelligence makes housebreaking an easy chore. They thrive well indoors and require only moderate exercise. Their non-shedding coats are typically smooth, silky, and wavy, requiring regular brushing to keep it clean and tangle-free. This mixed breed is naturally clean and only needs to be bathed and groomed as necessary... ABOUT US: We got our first poodle 12 years ago when my children wanted a dog and was looking for one that didn't affect their allergies. We had so much fun with the pup that we considered hiring a stud and having a litter of our own; only to find out that for the price, we could buy another little boy. So we did, and our little venture built from there. I specialized in chocolate toy Poodles and had a very good champion line going back to San Gai and Callimont Kennels. For many years, I had only three females and a little boy. These dogs were my pets as well as my passion. Although my pups primarily go to people for pets, I did sell a couple every year to breeders, but only sell to in-home breeders. A few years ago I gave my friend, Carol her first male poodle and she started breeding on the same scale as I. Later she bought a Cocker Spaniel and allowed her male to breed. The pups were a hit! Little by little we realized the advantages of "designer pups" and I was introduced to an exciting variety of dogs that did not shed and puppy mixes that my children could tolerate. Thus, our passion for these new “Puppy-poos” was born. I do all the advertising for the babies. Our homes are hopping and busy, and our children have joined in and earn some college money at the same time. Carol has introduced the Puggles to our lovely designer pup selection, which are the only smooth coat breed we do. Carol and I are privileged to raise a variety of adorable critters all year round. I feel so fortunate because I get to do what I enjoy most. We choose our breeding dogs for health and personality. They are our pets. Our goal is not champion or show quality. Our desire is to produce a sweet tempered, loving personality to be companion dogs. Several of our pups over the years, however, have been trained and used as service and therapy dogs. We allow our girls to skip their first heat and every third heat thereafter. The pups are born in our home and wean in their – and mom’s - own timing. The pups need to be 8 weeks old to leave. If they are of a very small breed or are nursing longer than usual, we may choose to keep them longer. I am a member of Breeder's Club, my "kennel" (it’s more of a nursery in my home, rather than an outside kennel) is licensed by the county, and I have regular inspections from the PSCA and a licensed DVM. At this time, there is no credible registry for the designer pups. Our adult dogs are AKC or CKC registered. You can find reviews for me on Puppy Find and see Sherry’s Posh Pets on Face Book. All pups are de-wormed on a regular basis, vaccinated, and come with a one year health guarantee for any genetic defects because we are confident in the quality of our babies. We raise our pups for temperament and personality; working on trust and responsiveness from an early age. All pups come with at least their first vaccines, two de-wormings, care pack and instructions, and a one year written health guarantee. All of our babies are well loved, pre-spoiled, and well socialized to people and other animals. Our babies deserve good homes, so convince me that you will love your new little one. So, who says you can’t buy love?
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