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Shih Tzu / Poodle Mixed Breed Dogs

Information and Pictures

The right side of a tan Shih-Poo dog that is standing on a rug in front of a refrigerator, it is looking up and forward. It has longer hair on its ears and its tail is curled up over its back with long hair parted to the sides. It has big round eyes and a black nose and black lips.

Oliver the Shih-Poo at 7 years old

Other Names
  • Shihpoo
  • Shih-Doodle
  • Shihdoodle
  • Shi Poo
  • Shi-Poo
  • Shipoo

The Shih-Poo is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Shih Tzu and the Poodle. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.

  • ACHC = American Canine Hybrid Club
  • DBR = Designer Breed Registry
  • DDKC = Designer Dogs Kennel Club
  • DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.
  • IDCR = International Designer Canine Registry®
Left Photo - Close up - A longhaired, thick coated white with black long-haired Shih-Poo dog being held in the air by a person. Right Profile - Close Up - A shaved to the skin white with tan groomed Shih-Poo is sitting in a persons lap, its mouth is open, its tongue is out, it has longer hair left on its ears only and it is looking to the left.

Peggy the Shih-Poo at 1 year and 9 months old before and after a hair cut—"This is Peggy. She is a Shih-Poo. Her mother was a Shih Tzu and father was a Toy Poodle. She is very energetic and very affectionate. This is her before and after her grooming."

A thick coated, shaggy looking brown with black Shih-Poo dog is laying in the arms of a person.

Peggy the Shih-Poo as a puppy at 8 months old

Close up head shot - A shaggy brown with black Shih-Poo puppy is laying on top of a person laying on a couch. There is a person touching the side of the dog.

Roman the Shih-Poo as a puppy at about 5 months old—"Roman is a very energetic Shihpoo puppy. He loves playing with his toys and cuddling. He is a mix between a Toy Poodle and a Shih Tzu. He can be very hard headed at times, but for the most part he listens. He is my little teddy bear!"

A white with tan Shih-Poo is sitting on a couch, it is looking up and its mouth is slightly open showing its bottom row of teeth due to an underbite.

Chanel the Shih-Poo at about 2 years old—"Chanel is a very intelligent and lovable dog. Chanel's dad was a Poodle and her mother was a Shih Tzu. Chanel inherited the smartness from her dad and the sweet and lovable genes of her mom. Her coat is like silk, very shiny and soft; I think the texture and softness is from her father’s genes since I've seen lots of purebred Shih-Tzus and the texture of their hair is silky but thicker."

Top down view of a thick, curly coated, tan with white Shih-Poo that is standing on a carpet. It is looking up, its head is slightly tilted to the left, its mouth is open and it looks like it is smiling. It has wide round eyes and a black nose.

"This is Chase. He is almost 1 ½ years old in this picture, and a mix between and Poodle and Shih Tzu. He is very ornery, and beats up on his brother Storm (a 2½-year-old Weimaraner) constantly. He is very friendly, and thinks he’s as big as Storm (his brother)."

Close up - Two lnog coated Shih-Poos are laying in grass. The dog in the back has a yellow frisbee under it.

"Dezi (left) and Jude (right) are both Shih-Poos. Dezi is a year old, and she is attention seeking and mischievous. High energy and social, but has picked up some bad habits from my other dog Jude. Jude loves attention, and can become jealous of Dezi. He is an obsessive barker and is high energy also. Loves to please his owner, and has developed little dog syndrome. Both of my dogs I love dearly and are excellent family pets."

Close up - A thick coated, brown with black and tan Shih-Poo is sitting on a rug and it is looking up and forward.

Rufus the Shih-Poo puppy at 8 weeks old

Close up - A black with white Shih-Poo puppy is laying on a blanket, it has a purple bow in its hair that is sticking up.

Pepper the Shih-Poo puppy at 3 ½ months old

A soft looking, black with white Shih-Poo puppy is laying across a hardwood floor, its head is tilted to the right and it is looking forward.

Maggie the black and white Shih-Poo as a 4-month-old puppy

The left side of a wavy-coated, black with white Shih-poo that is sitting on a hardwood floor and looking forward.

Maggie the black and white Shih-Poo all grown up at 3 years old—"Maggie has been a very healthy dog. She doesn't shed, but needs to be groomed every 6 to 8 weeks. Her weight is 16 lbs. Maggie is very smart. She was potty trained within a couple of weeks. On walks she does not require a leash. She gets along with other dogs, although Maggie can be shy with people she does not know. She is a great watchdog. Nobody can get in the house without her knowing about it."

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