The Shihpoo is a designer breed created through the cross of the Shih Tzu & the Poodle breed. The Shihpoo is recognized by the ACHC (American Canine Hybrid Club) and can be registered through IDCR (International Designer Canine Registry) and ICA (International Canine Association, Inc).
- Country of Origin: N/A
- Weight: 6 - 15 lbs
- Height: 8 - 12 inches
- Color: The most desirable colors in the Shihpoo are: black & white, brown & white and salt & pepper. Other colors are black, white & apricot.
The Shihpoo is curious, joyful and affectionate. For the most part they enjoy the indoors and staying close with their families. This happy, designer breed makes and excellent lap dog.
The Shihpoo’s may be prone to ear & eye infections. Other health concerns to watch for are:
• Intervertebral Disk Disease (IVDD)
The Shihpoo coat is fine, long, straight and can be hypoallergenic.
Daily brushing will help eliminate any dirt and prevent their coat from tangling or matting. It is also important to keep their eyes and ears clean to help prevent any irritation or infection.