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This feline teddy-bear is a cross between the lovable Poodle and regal Shih Tzu breeds. Apart from being a glamorous fashion statement, a Shih Poo is an all-round intelligent and cuddly companion. Discover more about our Shih Poo puppies for sale below!

Breed History

Shih Poos or Shoodles come from German and Chinese backgrounds. The breed was developed in North America by crossing a Miniature Poodle and a Shih Tzu. This exciting match of loyalty and intelligence created the Shih Poo. Their coats come in brindle, brown, cream, black, white, sable or, tan colors.

Temperament

Due to their breed history, Shih Poos have unbalanced personalities. They can have dominant characters either from their Poodle or Shih Tzu side, and this varies from dog to dog. Generally, they are devoted and friendly dogs, but they might exhibit timidity around strangers. 

Shih Poos tend to bark a lot if they are not trained to do otherwise. They require early socialization to be able to behave properly as they grow. They aim to please their owners; hence, they are easy to train. They enjoy displaying tricks they have learned. It is tricky to get them to learn new skills, but hey! That’s what treats are for. If you are considering owning a dog to lavish all your love and attention on, then pick a Shih Poo. 

Environment

Shih Poos love, and so, rather than running in the yard, they will always prefer to take naps in the comfort of your laps where they feel safe and loved. The Shih Tzu blood in some breeds will require they have regular potty breaks, so be sure to potty train them on time. They adapt to new environments quickly and are apartment-friendly. 

Never leave your Shih Poo in a kennel outside. It is preferable to crate train them indoors. They can be left alone for some time, and they are pet-friendly. It is also advised to get a second dog as they grow older. Get a pet for your pet. Shih Poos flourish in moderate weather conditions and require a habitat that is ventilated continuously or air-conditioned.

Exercise

Shih Poos require daily walks and games to stay healthy. They are relatively active and will appreciate indoor games. Ensure you don’t get too physical to avoid causing internal injury. These small dogs are very delicate and should be handled with care.

Grooming

Certified as hypoallergenic dogs, Shih Poos have no shedding issues. Their coat stays clean and healthy with regular bathing and brushing. Depending on their dominant gene, they could have either curly or long, straight hair. Don’t cut your dog’s coat short towards winter. They need all the temperateness they can get. Trim their nails carefully. Their nails carry blood vessels, and you could pinch them with the clippers. Small dog breeds are very prone to periodontal illnesses. 

Make it a habit of brushing your Shih Poo’s dents with the recommended toothbrush and toothpaste. Don’t forget to trim the coat around their genitals, and also carefully wipe around their eyes and ears. If you notice any strange smells, check for ear or skin infections. Be sure to schedule regular vet appointments with your furball.

Our Shih Poo puppies for sale come from either USDA licensed commercial breeders or hobby breeders with no more than 5 breeding mothers. USDA licensed commercial breeders account for less than 20% of all breeders in the country. 

The unregulated breeders who are selling outside of the USDA regulations and without a license are what we consider to be “Puppy Mills.” We are committed to offering Shih Poo puppies who will grow up to become important members of your family. We only purchase puppies from the very best sources, and we stand behind every puppy we sell.

Contact us today to learn more about the availability of our Shih Poo puppies for sale. We look forward to helping you find your next family member. Our pet counselors can answer any questions you have about our Shih Poo puppies.

 

Ten Top Frequently Asked Questions  About the Shih Poo

Are Shih Poos hypoallergenic?

Yes. They do not give off allergies.

Are they good with children?

They are suitable for older children who will not injure them and also for retired seniors with all the time and love in the world to give. 

Do they eat a lot?

Shih Poos hardly reject food, and they have a high tendency to be overweight, so keep them on healthy diets.

Where can I get a Shih Poo? 

It is advised to adopt a Shih Poo from a local rescue center because they usually have information on what the dog’s personality is. This way, you get to know what you’re signing up for.

Are Shih Poos good with other pets?

Yes. They are pet-friendly and very accepting of other pets.

How do you potty train a Shih Poo?

Start by picking a spot and a phrase to make them go. Repeat the phrase when you want them to pee or poo, and be sure to reward them for it.

What is Shih Poos daily feeding requirement?

Every day, Shih Poos eat one cup of high-quality dry food split into two meals with clean water.

What is a Shih Poo’s personality?

Shih Poos are confident, smart, loyal, and active. They make excellent companions and crave attention.

What is Shih Poos average weight?

This depends on their parent breeds. Shih Poos averagely weigh eight to eighteen pounds (four to eight kilograms).

What is Shih Poo life expectancy?

The Shih Poo has an average lifespan of ten to eighteen years. One Shih Poo was recorded to have lived up to twenty-one years!

Shih Poos are cute and adorable dogs, and they will always reciprocate the love you show them.


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