Shih Poo

Dog Breed Info & Characteristics

Shih Poo Dog Breed

Shih Poo Dog Breed Info

Dog Breed Group: Mixes Mutts & More
Size: Small
Average Height: 8 – 18 inches
Average Weight: 7 – 20 lbs
Average Life Span: 13 – 17 years

Shih Poo Characteristics

ENERGY LEVEL
3/5

1 STAR = Couch Potato  ⋅  5 STARS = One Peppy Pup!

EXERCISE NEEDS
3/5

1 STAR = Fine with a Quick Jaunt  ⋅  5 STARS = Be Prepared to Get Your Steps in!

PLAYFULNESS
4/5

1 STAR = Prefers to Chill  ⋅  5 STARS = Fun-Loving Furball

AFFECTION LEVEL
5/5

1 STAR = Not Very Affectionate  ⋅  5 STARS = Super Affectionate

GOOD WITH OTHER DOGS
2/5

1 STAR = Not Friendly with Other Dogs  ⋅  5 STARS = Very Friendly with Other Dogs

GOOD WITH KIDS
3 /5

1 STAR = Not Good with Kids  ⋅  5 STARS = Very Good with Kids

GOOD WITH CATS
4/5

1 STAR = Not Friendly with Cats  ⋅  5 STARS = Very Friendly with Cats

GOOD WITH STRANGERS
4/5

1 STAR = Not Friendly with Strangers  ⋅  5 STARS = Very Friendly with Strangers

ALERT WATCHDOG
3 /5

1 STAR = Not Watchdog Material  ⋅  5 STARS = Very Alert Watchdog

INTELLIGENCE
4/5

1 STAR = Cuter than Smart  ⋅  5 STARS = Highly Intelligent

EASE OF TRAINING
3 /5

1 STAR = Difficult to Train  ⋅  5 STARS = Very Easy to Train

TENDENCY TO BARK
2/5

1 STAR = Quiet Dog  ⋅  5 STARS = Very Vocal

GROOMING NEEDS
4/5

1 STAR = Effortless Grooming  ⋅  5 STARS = High Level of Grooming Required

SHEDDING LEVEL
1/5

1 STAR = Minimal Shedding  ⋅  5 STARS = High Level of Shedding

APARTMENT FRIENDLY
5/5

1 STAR = Not Good for Apartment Living  ⋅  5 STARS = Great Apartment Dog

COLD TOLERANCE
3 /5

1 STAR = Does not Tolerate the Cold  ⋅  5 STARS = Good with Cold Weather

HEAT TOLERANCE
2/5

1 STAR = Does not Tolerate the Heat  ⋅  5 STARS = Good with Hot Weather

Note: Rescue Pop is committed to providing accurate information to pet parents. That being said, while the breed characteristics and traits mentioned here may be commonly associated with the breed, each animal is unique and may exhibit very different tendencies. Dogs and cats are individuals whose personalities vary. Please talk to the foster parent or adoption organization for details on a specific pet before bringing your new family member home.

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