Shih-Poo - Shihpoo

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Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized
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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.
The ideal Shih-poo is sturdy, compact, and solid. They should be well-proportioned in appearance and possess a lively and keen expression.
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.
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.
The coat of the Shih-poo may be long, straight, and profuse; curly; or a combination.
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.
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.
Male: 10-15; Female: 10-15 lbs
8-11 inches
Variety of colors that include black, white, gray, brown, apricot; may be solid, sabled, and parti
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How much do Shih-Poo - Shihpoo puppies cost?

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The current median price for all Shih Poo Shihpoos sold is $700.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Shih-Poo - Shihpoo with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $1,500 upwards to $5,700 or even more for a Shih-Poo - Shihpoo with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Shih Poo Shihpoos sold is $600.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $700.00
Average Price: $600.00
Top Quality: $1,500.00 to $5,700.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 10907 Shih-Poo - Shihpoo puppies across the United States on

Annual cost of owning a Shih-Poo - Shihpoo puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Shih Poo Shihpoos true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Most Popular Shih-Poo - Shihpoo Names for 2018

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 10907 Shih-Poo - Shihpoo dogs.
  • 1. Shihpoo
  • 2. Oreo
  • 3. Puppy
  • 4. Daisy
  • 5. Buddy
  • 6. Max
  • 7. Teddy
  • 8. Bandit
  • 9. Rose
  • 10. Cookie
  • 11. Dexter
  • 12. Cocoa
  • 13. Sammy
  • 14. Bella
  • 15. Lilly
  • 16. Molly
  • 17. Lucy
  • 18. Sally
  • 19. Milo
  • 20. Dallas

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Anonymous asked:
I have a male Shih Poo, about 1& 1/2 years. I rescued him from a mess. He has attached himself to me intensely. I have had him for 2 weeks. He has not socialized. Any advise please, I want to see him have fun. I am a senior, and want to walk him. He always has to walk behind me at home, this tells me a lot.

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When looking at both the breeds your dog is mixed with, the Shih Tzu and the Miniature Poodle; it is clear that this dog is sensitive. Both breeds are known for sensitivity and an eagerness to be with their owners as much as possible. Your dog has been through a lot and is just now learning that you are security in his life. Being that you've only had him for two weeks, give him a little more time to adjust. Afterwards, reach out to a local Positive Reinforcement trainer and sign him and yourself up for classes. Even if he knows all the basic commands, the socialization aspect of group training will be perfect for him to start off slow. Bring lots of yummy treats for him and remember to keep yourself calm and confident. Don't feel bad for him or he'll pick up on that energy and wonder why you are upset or sad in what is supposed to be a new/happy situation.

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How to get a ShihPoo to eat kibble, without all of the begging an pleading?



First off, if a dog is having trouble eating or doesn't seem like he/she wants to eat their kibble; a vet visit is in order. There could be something going on such as a tooth ache or a sensitive stomach that is keeping the dog from eating. Once a vet as ruled anything medical out, it is all a behavioral trait that needs to be corrected. Give the dog half the daily needed kibble in the morning and wait 20 minutes. If the dog has not eaten by then, take the food away. Do not give your dog any treats or other food items throughout the day. In the evening, give your dog the same kibble for another 20 minutes. Dogs will not starve themselves once they realize they are not going to get their way and get something else. Breaking this habit can be hard and seem harsh; but it needs to happen cold turkey if you want your dog to eat when you give the food and not beg or hold out for something better. Keep in touch with your vet throughout the process so that your dog can be monitored for its health.


Well, I have a 7 year old shih-poo and I disagree completely. My vet told me they are not good eaters and that is true. If he doesn't feel like eating, I coax him over to this food bowl and pet him and give him a morsel. If he eats it, he usually starts eating the rest. He is not overweight and I feel he needs to eat and this is how I do it. Shihpoo's are stubborn and sometimes you need to give a little TLC to get through. Now, aft he eats all his food and drinks all of his "juice", he gets a treat. Aft a while, they learn that if they eat all their food, they will get a treat and they do it; but once or twice a week, I still have to coax him. (his juice is water mixed with a teaspoon of canned dog food...I do this because he will not drink water and he needs water so this gets the water in him). Tough love does not work with my Stu; it just makes him extra stubborn.

Anonymous asked:
I’m interested in purchasing a Shih poo. I work in retail so my work schedule changes a lot. And I live alone. I’ve had a Shih poo before when I was younger but I’m wondering with me living alone and being at work would a Shih poo be right for me?

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And adult Shih Poo seems like it would be better with you than a puppy. Since you work a full shift and the times of your shift change around, it can be hard to work with a puppy and that schedule. I would suggest contacting a breeder to see if they have any adult dogs available for adoption. If not, then you can always look at rescues and see if a dog of the Shih Poo cross is available. One that is already house-trained and does not have separation anxiety so that you can go to work and not have to worry.

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Within the last month or so my 4 year old ShihPoo has decided she does not want to sleep through the night. Prior to this she would go to bed herself and sleep 10 hours. Now she is getting up and wandering about 2-3:00 am in the morning. she does not bark or cry just wanders around. We do sleep with the window open but she has her own bed and wears pjs at night. We have done this since she was a pup. Any ideas?

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Please take the clothing off of your dog. Clothing restricts the dogs ability to warm/cool themselves when they need too. It also constricts them being able to sleep in a comfortable position, move correctly and show off body language to other animals and people. Most likely your dog has out-grown the clothing you are putting her in and she can not sleep through the night because she is uncomfortable. Take the clothing off and take her to the vet for a full work up to make sure it is not a medical problem.

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.

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Updated: 12/16/2018