Country of Origin: United States The Shihapoo is a hybrid mix of a Shih-tzu and either a Toy or Miniature Poodle. Size: Height: 8 to 14 inches; Weight: 8-12 pounds Coat: The Shihpoo's coat is wavy, normally curlier than the Shih-tzu but not as curly as the Poodle. The coat is little-to-no shedding. Character: The Shihpoo is very loving and playful and they get along with other pets.
Temperament: Shihpoos are a little louder than the Shih-tzu. They are more active and athletic. They seem to take the best from both breeds. They are not considered 'yappers'.
Care: Shihpoos will require regular grooming.
Training: Due to their intelligence, this breed is fairly easy to train.
Activity: Shihpoos do not require a lot of exercise. They get sufficient exercise just by playing with their owners. They enjoy walks and/or backyard play.