The Poo-Shi is intelligent, even tempered & affectionate. This spirited breed can be apprehensive of strangers or other animals that they are not familiar with.
The Poo-Shi coat can be curly and low shedding but they can also have a double coat. The under coat is soft to the touch while the outer coat is straight & harsh.
They have a variety of colors. These colors include red, black & tan, white, cream or salt & pepper.
Brushing 2 – 3 times weekly will help prevent tangling & matting. If the Poo-Shi has predominant Shiba Inu features, they will tend to shed a little. Brushing more frequent during those times will help maintain a healthy coat.
The Poo-Shi life expectancy is between 12 – 16 years. The Poo-Shi breed have a few health concerns to watch for are:
• Patella Luxation
• Eye Problems
• Ear Infections
All mixed breed dogs have a better chance of having less health concerns because of their genetic diversity.
The Poo-Shi is a designer breed created through the cross of the Shiba Inu and the Poodle breed. The Poo-Shi is recognized by the ACHC (American Canine Hybrid Club). This designer breed can also be registered through IDCR (International Designer Canine Registry) and ICA (International Canine Association, Inc).