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Shih Poo Dog Breed Info & Pictures

The Shih Poo is a crossbreed between a Shih Tzu and a Miniature Poodle. Depending on their parentage, they may inherit more traits from one breed than the other. The Shih Poos coat can be straight or curly, and it comes in any range of colors. The Shih Poos coat is most commonly black, white, brown, cream, black and tan, red, white, or apricot although they can be found in many different colors. The Shih Poo is sometimes referred to as a designer dog breed. They were originally bred to mix the Poodles hypoallergenic coat with the Shih Tzus clownish personality. The Shih Poo has a round head with floppy ears and brown button eyes.If youre looking for Shih Poo puppies for sale, check out our breeder listing below.

Shih Poo Fast Facts

12 - 18 years
7 - 20 lbs
7 - 20 lbs
8” - 15”
8” - 15”
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Shih Tzu Poodle mix



The Shih Poo has a sweet, friendly, and intelligent personality....

Although they may show some shyness around strangers, the Shih Poo is quick to warm up to most after being petted. Shih Poos are perfect companion dogs, especially for older owners with limited mobility. The Shih Poo has a playful temperament, but theyre happy to lie in your lap and receive frequent petting.

Caring For a Shih Poo

Shih Poos require a moderate amount of exercise, and they should be fed a diet of dry food because they have a propensity to put on weight easily....

The Shih Poo should be brushed daily, with a trip to the groomers as necessary.

Shih Poo History

Breed History

Like most dogs mixed with Poodles, the Shih Poo was bred for humans with sensitivities to pet allergies....

The Shih Poo is a relatively new crossbreed, and its exact origins are unknown.