Shihpoo

Small Size

Doesn't moult much

Good for first time owners

This fun-loving, affectionate little cross makes a good first time dog, which is why it has become so popular in recent times.

FACT SHEET

Attractive to ...

Someone looking for a relatively easy and affectionate family pet or companion for an elderly person.

Not the best for ...

Anyone who doesn't like barkers. The Shihpoo can be rather vocal.

Aliases

None

Cross between

Shih Tzu x Poodle (Miniature)
Shih Tzu x Poodle (Toy)

Origin

United States

Size

Small
Small - but bigger than most cats

Exercise Needs

Medium (About an hour)
Doesn't have to be a solid hour, you can give them lots of short walks.

Coat

Professional
Professional help needed. Curly, keeps growing and needs cutting.

Shedding

Doesn't moult much
But all dogs shed dander so if you're allergic, make sure you'll be ok

Life expectancy

13 years

Good first dog?

Yes

HOW IT WORKS

The first step in responsible dog ownership

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Match with a breeder

Upon completing your introduction call a breeder will review your application. If successful you’ll be able to arrange a meeting and be accepted onto their waiting list. A Tailwise fee of £95 (excl. VAT) will be due at the point you pay a deposit.

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