Shih Tzu / Poodle (Miniature) Mix

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Is the Shih Tzu / Poodle (Miniature) Mix right for you?

Species group:

Other name(s): Shih-Poo; ShihPoo

The basics:
RightPet does not advocate the intentional cross-breeding of purebred dogs. But the reality is that most dogs available for adoption at shelters and rescues are mixed breeds. We think it might be helpful to hear from owners of these mixes to see what traits can be found in these dogs who are desperately needing homes.

The first generation ShihPoo is a crossbreed between a Shih Tzu and a Miniature Poodle. This pint-sized pet can combine the intelligence of a poodle with the "cute" of the Shih Tzu, and they are generally regarded to be charming portable pets. However, with any mixed breed, you can never predict exactly what you're going to get.

Appearance / health:
This mix can be quite varied in appearance, with some having the longer hair of the Shih Tzu rather than a Poodle's curls. But you can expect a small, cute pet.

Behavior / temperament:
Although the ultimate personality of a mixed breed is never predetermined, you would tend to expect the Shih Tzu / Poodle to be an intelligent but affectionate dog who likes to be involved in the family's activities.


lap napping, intelligent dogs, extremely sweet dog, big heart, great watch dog


new people, ear infections, matting, picky eater

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