The Shih-poo (also called Shoodle) is a designer dog crossbreed between a Toy Poodle and a Shih-Tzu. While Shih-poos can be prized for their high energy and overall cuteness, they also can be difficult to train. It’s not uncommon for Shih-poos to rebel against your house rules. However, despite their stubborn natures, Shih-poos can make affectionate companions.
Shih-poos are small-sized dogs. However, since Shih-poos are a designer dog breed, this means that there are a range of heights and weights. An adult Shih-poo dog can weigh anywhere between 8 and 18 pounds for both males and females. Heights for fully-grown Shih-poos can range anywhere between 8 and 13 inches tall.
Keep your Shih-poo puppy healthy by taking him on brisk walks twice a day. While Shih-poos bring plenty of energy into your home, they are not an athletic dog breed. Your Shih-poo won’t be as interested in intensive exercise. They are just as content to play in your backyard as they are to go on walks.
The Shih-poo dog breed features a variety of different coat lengths and colors. Even within the same litter, there can be major differences between the puppies. In general, we recommend that you brush your Shih-poo twice a week to prevent clumping and matting.