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Are you ready for some action, Shih-Poo style? If you looking for a dog breed with a name that you will never stop laughing about, then you just found it. The Shih-Poo is a fun-loving and energetic little deer dog. His zest for life is intoxicating. Shih-Poos will race around the house or run around the yard. They are little balls of energy always looking for the opportunity to explode. This crossbreed is a great companion for families who live in small apartments or have large backyards in the suburbs.
Always a clown, the Shih-Poo seems to have a way of cheering people up and making even the saddest person smile. These pups have a magnetic personality that will pull in people of all ages. Their loyal and sweet nature makes them ideal companions, especially for retirees looking for a four-legged friend to spend their golden years with. Nothing will make you smile in your autumn years quite like having a Shih-Poo bouncing around your home. While quite intelligent, this Shih Tzu and Poodle mix dog might not be a wise choice for beginner dog owners.
They can be stubborn and difficult to housebreak, and unless you had experience with dog training, you might find them a handful. Also known as Shoodle, Shihpoo, Shih-Doodle, and Shi-Poo, this adorable little hybrid definitely has a lot to offer to his family. Read on to find out more about this popular deer dog breed! There have probably been many Shih Tzu and Poodle mixes throughout history, but the moment of interest for the history of the Shih-Poo is the one when that crossbreeding became intentional.
Sometimes you simply have to embrace the mystery and go with it. This means that the breed probably had its start in the United States at some point in the last 30 years. Not exactly an enriching a detailed history to be sure, but it is the most accurate possible assessment. These dogs were developed to make perfect compact companions with the added benefit of hypoallergenic coats. Simple as that! These are first generation mixes who are known for their uniqueness and unpredictability. Sometimes, puppies will look like one parent more than the other or end up being a perfect blend of the two.
Most Shih-Poos right now are the result of a first generation crossbreed between two purebred parents of each breed. The breeding cycle has yet to move on from that stage in the process. Chances are that breeders intend to carry out a strict breeding program to include multigenerational dogs. Shih-Poos will be bred to unrelated Shih Tzus, Poodles, or other Shih-Poos, all depending on what is the ultimate goal for this hybrid. These breedings will hopefully result in developing a new purebred dog.
Shih-Poos need to be fed a high quality diet of dry dog food. Dry kibble is essential as this crossbreed tends to have dental problems, including premature tooth loss. Dry food can help to prevent this as well as cavities, gum disease, and bad breath.
Usually, premium small breed dog formula is a perfect choice for these petite pooches, but that will change as they age into different needs. They will have an educated and expert opinion on what kibble is best suited to your pup throughout their lifespan. It will change over time, so make sure to check in at every appointment and especially after milestone doggo birthdays.
Now, no matter what food you put into their dish, this crossbreed has the tendency to overeat. They will definitely go overboard and fill their cute little faces with every morsel of food put in front of them. Instead, take their daily dose of kibble and split it into two separate meals.
Again, make sure to consult your vet about the proper amount of food for your pup as they will have a more valuable opinion about your specific dog than any kibble manufacturer. Although generally bright, the Shih-Poo is quite stubborn, especially when it comes to training. Although generally bright, the Shih-Poo is quite stubborn. Especially when it comes to training. These little furballs will only do what they want when they want if left to their own devices. In order for the Shih-poo to become reliable in your home, it may take as long as one year of stringently bringing him outside until he does his business.
Patience is a virtue when house training these pups. Crate training may help cut down on this time however. So this could be beneficial during training. All training should be done using positive reinforcement methods. Yummy rewards and excited praise will help make training sessions go more smoothly.
Shih-Poos have short attention spans, so sessions should be quite short but done repetitively throughout the day. Wear them down. Be patient. Shih-Poos can weigh anywhere from 8 and 18 pounds and stand from 8 to 13 inches tall at the withers. Shih-Poos are playful and energetic dogs. They love to chase after balls, play with squeaky toys , or drag stuffed animals around the house with them. Since the Shih-Poo is a crossbreed, some are accepting and affectionate toward strangers while others are reserved or shy around them.
They love to cuddle with their owners and expect to sleep in bed with them at night. There is one big down side to bringing one of these pups into your home though. The Shih-Poo loves to hear himself bark. Consider this training necessary for your future survival. Dental problems are prevalent in the Shih-Poo. They also have issues with their eyes and skin. Cleft palate has also been diagnosed in this crossbreed. Problems will arise. Because this is a relatively new crossbreed, the data is limited regarding life expectancy. Breeders believe that the average lifespan for the Shih-Poo is between 10 and 15 years.
Short but brisk walks in the morning and evening are all that is necessary to keep this spunky little guy fit. He will happily run around the home playing with a ball or other toys the rest of the time. Romping and playing in a grassy backyard with children or racing around a dog park with his canine pals will also be appreciated by the Shih-Poo.
This is not a hybrid breed that will enjoy jogging or hiking with his owners. So keep that in mind if you enjoy being a particularly active dog owner. Colors are as various as those in the rainbow. Major differences in coat style and color can occur within the same litter of Shih-Poo puppies.
However, you can guarantee that your Shih-Poo will be a little cutie no matter what. Brushing is essential and should be done at least twice weekly. It all depends upon the type of coat the particular dog has. Bathing is necessary each month as he may develop skin issues. Shih-Poo pups are cute and cuddly but they can also be a handful. Housetraining is time consuming and the owner must watch for als that the puppy needs to do his business. Potty training can be difficult with this dog.
Additionally, you should make sure to expose your Shih-Poo puppy to other people and animals from a young age. Socialization is important as it makes your dog friendly and easy-going instead of timid and nervous. Of course, to prevent them from becoming a barker, you should train and socialize them on time.
Another thing to do in order to minimize a chance of your pet barking a lot is to avoid leaving them on their own for long periods of time, as they could develop social anxiety and start barking and howling as a result. Shih Poos are low shedders and have fine, thin, relatively short hair. Shih Poos are not high-maintenance dogs but they are not low-maintenance, either. These deer 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.Shi poo puppies
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