The Shih-Poo is a mixed breed dog–a cross between the Shih Tzu and Toy Poodle dog breeds. Small, hypoallergenic and cuddly companions, these pups inherited some of the best qualities from both of their parents. Shih-Poos also go by the names Shoodle or Pooshi, but don’t confuse them with the Poo-Shi, the Poodle/Shiba Inu mix. Despite their unfortunate status as a designer breed, you can find these mixed-breed dogs in shelters and breed specific rescues, so remember to adopt! Don’t shop! Shih-Poos make great companion animals for just about anyone, but a retired senior would most likely be an ideal match. They love to be doted on, pampered, and loved. They are pretty versatile and can thrive in almost any environment–family home, apartment, or tiny house in the middle of nowhere. Single person, or family, just make sure your Shih-Poo gets lots of love and attention. Shih-Poos should never be kept outside and will require regular vet check ups, dental cleanings, and grooming. Frequent potty breaks can also help if they inherit their Shih Tzu parents’ propensity for stubbornness and territorial marking. See below for all Shih-Poo facts and mixed dog breed characteristics!Shih-Poo Mixed Dog Breed Pictures Shih-Poo Mixed Dog Breed Pictures, Characteristics, & FactsInitiate Gallery Additional articles that will interest you:AdoptionChoosing The Best Dog NameBringing Home Your DogTraining To Walk On-LeashHousetraining PuppiesFeeding A PuppyIndoor Activities For DogsTeaching Your Dog TricksHow To Take Pictures Of Your Dog

Key Vitals of Shih-Poo Dog
Name Dog Breed Group Height Weight Life Span
Shih-Poo Dog Mixed Breed Dogs 8 to 18 inches 8 to 18 pounds 13 to 17+ years