|Breeds||Poodle, Shih Tzu|
The Shih-poo is one of many named Poodle crossbreeds, bred in an attempt to combine the characteristics of the Poodle, such as its high intelligence and low-shed coat, with the desirable traits of another breed (in this case, the Shih Tzu). However, it is equally likely that undesirable traits from the parents will be produced as well, so puppies must be carefully selected. Some Shih-poo may have a longer, more Poodle-like muzzle than their Shih-Tzu parent, alleviating many breathing problems that Shih-Tzu can experience.
Cross between Shih Poo and Shih Tzu (3/4 Shih Tzu, 1/4 poodle)
The size can vary, since this dog is a mix between a poodle which can be teacup, miniature or standard and a Shih Tzu. Usually up to 10 pounds as adult size.
Shih-poos come in a large variety of colors, like black, brown, white, and mixes in between.They obviously lose a minuscule amount of hair, but it is minor to such an extent as to be considered a breed that does not shed. They are considered hypoallergenic dogs because of it.
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- Poodle hybrid
- Dog hybrid (crossbred dogs, not dogs bred with foxes or other species)
- Designer crossbreed