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Also known as Shihpoo, Shih-poo , Shipoo or Shi poo
The Shih-poo is a small domestic dog. It is a cross between a Poodle and a Shih Tzu.
The name Shih-poo is a portmanteau of the two breed names.
The Shih-poo is one of many named Poodle crossbreeds, bred in an attempt to combine the characteristics of the Poodle, such as its high intelligence and low-shed coat, with the desirable traits of another breed (in this case, the Shih Tzu).
Some Shih-poo may have a longer, more Poodle-like muzzle than their Shih-Tzu parent, alleviating many breathing problems that Shih-Tzu can experience.
The size can vary, since this dog is a mix between a poodle which can be teacup, miniature or standard and a shih tzu. Usually up to 10 pounds as adult size.
Shih-poos come in a large variety of colors. They obviously lose a minuscule amount of hair, but it is minor to such an extent as to be considered a breed that does not shed.