The Shihpoo Breed
The Shih-Poo is a hybrid of the Shih Tzu and the Poodle (most often the Miniature Poodle). The hybrid is usually small, weighing between 10 and 15 pounds and will typically be obedient to his humans. The Shih-Poo is friendly and affectionate and while he will seek to please his owners, he will usually be shy around those that he does not know. This hybrid will do well with kids and other pets and as they tend to be bright; the Shih-Poo is usually easy to train. Your dog will love getting attention and will sit happily in your lap – he has plenty of love to return as well.
The Shih-Poo will inherit his behavioral traits from his parent breeds, the spunky Shih Tzu and the clever Poodle. Quiet and eager to please, the Shih-Poo will be obedient towards his humans while being shy with strangers. Typically, the Shih-Poo will be intelligent, playful and affectionate, enjoying spending time with his family whether it be in their lap or accompanying them on adventures. The Shih-Poo will have a lot of energy and will enjoy playing with toys like stuffed animals and balls. This hybrid will do well with children and other animals, though they do not appreciate hair pulling or being handled roughly, which may be challenging should smaller children be in the home. On occasion, the Shih-Poo can be stubborn, particularly when involved in training. Take him to obedience classes regularly; this will give him a chance to shine and learn that structure can be fun.