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.
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Shih Poos are designer dogs that are a cross between the purebred Shih Tzu and the purebred Poodle. Shih Tzus are believed to have originated in Tibet as early as 600 AD. They are also considered one of the oldest dogs in existence today. The Poodle was first bred in Germany and has served as a water retriever for hunters. Their alert minds mind allows them to be considered one of the most intelligent dog breeds that exist today. Shih-Poos originated about the same time as most other designer dogs, which was in the late 1980s.
The Shih Poo’s personality is an even mix of his parents’ personalities. They are smart, loyal, alert, and dedicated dogs that have pleasant personalities and kind temperaments. Shih-Poos make marvelous companion dogs and fit in easily with families that have children and other pets in the house. They also adapt well to apartment-style living or conventional housing. This breed is very well-liked and will make a great fit in any family.
Shih Poos are found in many colors. This includes apricot, black, tan and black, brown, cream, red sable, and white. In some instances, puppies from the same litter can have significantly different colors and types of coats. Some inherit a wool coat from the Poodle or the longer and straighter coat of the Shih Tzu. Thanks to their hypoallergenic coats, they do well in families that have people who suffer from allergies. Routine daily brushing is a good way to keep this dog looking his best. A bi-weekly bath is also suggested, as is routine teeth cleaning.
Keeping your Shih Pooh puppy well-fed is very important. This breed is known to have hypoglycemia, which is low blood sugar levels. To keep this puppy feeling his best, feed him smaller meals four to six times a day up until the age of six months. After reaching the age of six months, two meals a day spaced apart in twelve-hour intervals is fine. It is also important to brush his teeth at least three times each week. This is a very good way to prevent health issues down the road. Another recommended tip is to make sure his nails are clipped on a routine basis. This will allow your puppy to feel great.
Fact: The Shih Pooh gets along well with other pets in the home. Even cats!
Fact: The oldest living Shih Pooh was 21 years old.
Fact: The Shih Pooh originated in North America
Yes. They do not give off allergies.
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.
Shih Poos hardly reject food, and they have a high tendency to be overweight, so keep them on healthy diets.
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.
Yes. They are pet-friendly and very accepting of other pets.
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.
Every day, Shih Poos eat one cup of high-quality dry food split into two meals with clean water.
Shih Poos are confident, smart, loyal, and active. They make excellent companions and crave attention.
This depends on their parent breeds. Shih Poos averagely weigh eight to eighteen pounds (four to eight kilograms).
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!
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