Hello and Welcome to Lil’Bit Country ,
Some of you may be wandering what is a DESIGNER PUP ? Well what
can we say but it is exactly what the word means “specially made: created for a specific purpose,
requirement, or need”
We have put 2 of
the most wonderful breeds together and came up with one special little design.
AKC Toy Poodle + AKC Shih Tzu = Shih Poo = Designer
The Shih–Poo is not recognized as a breed of dog. However, they are crossed intentionally
for the purpose of obtaining cute dog that have hypoallergenic qualities and a desirable level of intelligence and vigor.
As with any mixed-breed dog, the appearance of the Shih-Poo can vary. The Shih-Poo can inherit any combination
of characteristics from its parents. The Shih-Poo typically has a long coat, but its hair may be straight, wavy, or poodle-like
curly. The Shih-Poo body is structured
much like it parents; usually, its build is somewhat of a happy medium between the two. The dog normally weighs about 10 pounds.
Shih-Poos can be any color or any combination of colors. The Shih-Poo doesn’t shed much and should be
trimmed on a monthly basis. This helps to keep its long coat from matting. Regular brushing is also a good idea, as it helps
to keep the dog’s hair clean and free from unsightly tangles. The Shih-Poo is said to require little bathing, as it
is naturally clean.
The Shih-Poo, like other hybrids, is generally healthier than pure breed dogs. More vigorous as well, the Shih-Poo
is less likely to have genetic diseases. With pure breeds and inbred dogs, the opposite is true and these dogs are more frequently
stricken with genetic ailments. When in good health, Shih-Poos can live to be about 14 years old.
The Shih-Poo is typically happy, playful, and gentle. These dogs crave and enjoy attention and affection from
humans. They usually coexist well with other household pets, including cats and other dogs. In most cases, Shih-Poos get along
well with children. However, they are known to become snappy if they are teased.
The Shih-Poo tends to do well with obedience training. These dogs are also able to learn tricks with ease. Thanks
to the intelligence of the Shih-Poo, housebreaking is fairly simple.
Shih-Poos, like other hybrids, are not currently recognized by well-known kennel clubs. However, some believe
they may be recognized one day because of their popularity. This lack of recognition hasn’t stopped people from buying
them, however, as Shih-Poos are a favorite among many dog lovers..