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Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2022

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How much do Shima puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Shima varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Shima puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Shimas sold is $0.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Shima 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 $0 upwards to $0 or even more for a Shima with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Shimas sold is $0.

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Annual cost of owning a Shima 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 Shimas 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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What are the pros and cons of Shimas?



There are pros and cons to every dog, purebred or not. When mixing breeds, you must do your research on all of the breeds mixed in to your dog to know what behavior or medical problems may or may not come about. The Shih Tzu's common health problems include Hypothyroidism, Intervertebral Disk Disease, portosystemic shunt of the liver, hip dysplasia, as well as eye and breathing problems. While the Maltese's common health problems include Patellar luxation, portosystemic shunt of the liver, Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA), Hypoglycemia, White Dog Shaker Syndrome, Collapsed trachea, and Reversed Sneezing. Because there is some over-lap of health problems that can be in both breeds, making sure your breeders dogs are screened for those ones specifically is key. It is the same when it comes to pros of both breeds. The Maltese is a strong willed, loving, playful, agile dog that loves to be with his/her owner. As is the same with the Shih Tzu. Finding a breeder and then asking to speak to previous puppy owners is best to know what to look forward too/look out for when getting a Shima (Maltese/Shih Tzu cross).


Shima is not a breed, it's a mix. It is not AKC recognized because it's a mix.

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Updated: 8/10/2022