Should I get a Shihpoo?

What is a Shih Tzu poo?

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Should I get a Shihpoo?

At their best, Shihpoos are playful, friendly and affectionate, always happy to sit in a lap and give a little love. They generally weigh 7 to 20 pounds, depending on the size of their parent breeds. For their size, they are courageous and make excellent watchdogs, but they can be on the yappy side.

Are Shihpoo hypoallergenic?

Shih-Poo coats can be curly like their Poodle parent, straight like their Shih-Tzu parent, or a combination of the two. They are generally considered hypoallergenic.

Is it easy to train a Shihpoo?

A Shihpoo is a mix between a Shih Tzu and Toy Poodle. These little dogs are playful, energetic, and love to have fun. They are also very bright and eager to please, which can make training them easy. However, Shihpoos can also be stubborn, which could turn training into a challenge.

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Do Shih Poos bark alot?

Shih Poos usually make good apartment dogs because they don’t usually bark a lot. They make excellent companion pets. Also sometimes known as the Shoodle or the Pooshi, Shih Poos have been popular with owners and breeders for over a decade, but no one is quite sure of when these toy dogs were first bred.

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Are Shih Poos aggressive?

Shih Poo pups should not be overly aggressive or shy, so if their parents run away or won’t let you near, or even go as far as to growl at you, it’s probably best to move on and find another litter.

Do Shih-Poos like to cuddle?

Shihpoo puppies are loving, patient and playful dogs who love to cuddle for hours at a time, fill their indoor homes with affection, and explore their curiosity in backyard spaces and neighborhood parks.

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Do Shihpoo shed hair?

Do Shihpoos shed? Like we mentioned above, Shihpoo are low shedders thanks to their Poodle parent. However, Shih Tzus do shed so you should be prepared for some shedding if you get a member of this cross breed.

How often do Shih Poos eat?

As an adult, your Shihpoo will likely eat just one or two meals per day. We have done free feeding in the past with our dogs, and we notice that they eat just twice a day: briefly after we have our own breakfast, and then a little more heartily while we’re eating our dinner.

How do you discipline a Shihpoo puppy?

Take your Shih poo to the spot you want him to go and say a phrase like ‘go potty,’ then wait for him to do his business. Once he does, praise him and reward him with a treat or a bit of playtime. Shih poos are active little dogs, so a walk around the block may also be a great reward for them.

Are Shihpoo low maintenance?

Shih Poos are not high maintenance dogs but they are not low maintenance, either. These designer dogs will still require brushing almost every day, to avoid their fine hair from tangling and matting. Similarly, most Shih Poos will need regular trims, so many pet parents opt for grooming salons to minimize the hassle.

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What is a teddy poo?

The TeddyPoo is a designer mix between a Teddy Bear (ShihTzu/Bichon) and Poodle. They are a very popular breed and great family dog! The Teddy Bear also commonly known as the Zuchon or Shichon is a small, teddy-bear looking dog that will fill your life with love. They are a cross between the Shih Tzu and Bichon Frise .

Do Shih-Poos snore?

It is normal and expected for a Shih Tzu to snore to some degree. Most, but not all, will make some sort of noise while they sleep. This can range from a very low vibration noise barely noticeable to an owner to all all-out, shake-the –windows rumbling.

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How often should you bathe a Shihpoo?

Typically, a shih tzu should be bathed every three weeks to keep its skin and hair healthy and to avoid bad smells from developing.

How big is a full grown Shihpoo?

Full-grown shih-poos can be teeny-tiny (as small as 7 pounds), or weigh up to 20 pounds. They can come with curly coats like their poodle parent or a more straight coat inherited from their shih tzu side of the family.

Do Shih Poos sleep a lot?

While Shihpoo puppies can sleep up to 18 hours a day, Shihpoo adults can also be contented resting and sleeping half their day away. In between a couple of two-hour naps, Shihpoos can have an hour or two of exercising plus playtime and an hour or more of training, cuddling, eating and grooming.

How long can a Shihpoo hold its bladder?

Your Shih Tzu puppy can begin potty training as soon as he arrives in your home, however, he will get it easier the older he gets. You should remember that your puppy can hold his bladder for about one hour for every month he is old. So, if you are bringing home a 3-month-old pup, he can hold it for about 3 hours.

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What fruit can Shih Poo eat?

In addition to those just mentioned you could give dogs pineapple, pears, raspberries, watermelon and strawberries, blackberries, honeydew melon, kiwi, and oranges. When considering fruits and vegetables for a Shih Tzu, many owners use Pineapple as a deterrent to dogs who like to eat poop.

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Written by: Sweeny Jane
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proud mom of Baby, and i am an animal lover as I have at home a cat, a dog, a fish tank, birds… This diversity makes me special because I provide many answers to your questions that increase your knowledge about your pets friends. I have 7 years of experience working with pets. i hope you enjoy our tips.