i have a puppy that's a
shih poo and she is just so cute! i love
them and she looks half poodle and half
Chihuahua she's the most cutest
I have always loved dogs but they were always outside dogs. I did
not want a dog in my house. Then my daughter brought home from
college a Shih Poo. This is the best dog I have we have ever had. He
is my gran-doggy now. He even knows me as pappy. They are so smart
it's almost scary..lol Great with people and yes I will admit
now....a GREAT house dog! We just love to pieces:)
|I just got a shih poo he is great! Only had him for 2 days and he
has learned so fast! I love him!!
|My husband and I have a 1 1/2 year old Shih Poo named Mackerel. He
is a very smart, friendly, and social little animal. He trains
easily and is a very good watch dog. He loves other dogs, cats and
kids. We can't wait to get a second one! This is a great dog!
I love the first dog!
Not sure about the barking but looks a real sweet
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is a mixed breed dog that is produced by mating a Poodle and a
Shih Tzu. It is one of many Poodle hybrids that have been bred in an attempt to
combine the characteristics of the Poodle, such as its intelligence and low-shed
coat, with the desirable traits of another breed- in this case the Shih Tzu.
Some owners prefer Shih-Poo's over Shih Tzus because the snout of the dog is
less pushed in, therefore alleviating many breathing problems that shih-tzus can
The Shih-poos' (as with most mixed-breed dogs) appearance varies
significantly. It will take characteristics from both of its parents. One
consistent trait of the breed is its size, normally weighing about 10 lb. It is
long coated, though its coat texture can be straight, curly, or wavy. Normally
the Shih-poo's general build will be somewhere between that of its parents. It
can be any colour or colour combination. Partially because of its widely varying
appearance it is not recognized by any major kennel club. Shih-poos are
considered hypoallergenic, as neither of their parent breeds shed.
Maggie the Shih-Poo Playing
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The Shih-poos' parent breeds share many temperament traits, more so than
appearance. Therefore it is easier to generalise their personality. They are
normally friendly, extroverted, intelligent, and alert.
See the Video on Benny the Shih-poo
They are very sociable,
and seem to enjoy being fawned on and being the centre of attention. They are
demonstrative, doing poorly in kennels because they want their owner's company.
The Shih-poo does well with other pets of all species, and children.
It is very intelligent and eager to please its owners. These traits make it
very trainable. It learns quickly and seems to enjoy showing off tricks. It
barks readily, this makes it a good watch dog. However, it often is yappy,
barking excessively, though some can be trained or born to where they will only
bark at such things as a knock on the door as protecting palaces was the reason
their shih-tzu side was bred.