Lifespan – 13 to 16 Years. They are a great companion breed due to their size, lifespan, and loyalty.
Activity Level – Light to Moderate. They will adapt to their owners lifestyle. They enjoy a walk every day and or inside activities. They also enjoy agility sports. They are not going to be your jogging buddy but they enjoy a good sprint around the yard or house.
Potential Height – 8 to 15 Inches. They will remain small dogs.
Potential Weight – 7 to 20 Pounds.
Barking – Low to Moderate. They are like most small breed dogs, they are going to bark at strangers and when overly excited or playing. Shih-Poo dogs are not known to be active barkers.
Shedding – None to Little. Shih-Poos are widely recognized as hypoallergenic. They do not shed very much if at all.
Family Friendly – Yes. A Shih-Poo is very family friendly. They are eager to please and really strive to make you and your family happy.
Pet Friendly – Yes. They love to have a little partner to romp around with and play.
Breed Origins – Shih Poos were bred in an attempt to make a whole new breed of dog that is hypoallergenic. They are a designer dog breed. They are highly intelligent but also extremely stubborn. Training a Shih-Poo will require a lot of work but it is worth it. Potty training can be particularly difficult but Puppies Galore gives free potty training classes and has a long standing track record of successfully potty training dogs of all breeds.
Important Breed Information – Shih Poos should only be fed high quality dry dog food. A Shih Poo has a history of dental problems once they get older. A high quality kibble will help your dog maintain a higher quality of overall dental health.
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