Question by  rethirmenon (14)

what kind of personalities do shih tzu poodle mixes have?

I am thinking about adopting one of these dogs.


Answer by  CarrotTail (89)

Shiapoos as I think they're called have fantastic personalities! They are bouncy, friendly, love a good time and make fantastic members of the family.


Answer by  angelsdozens (218)

The Shih-Poo, also known as The Chrysanthemum Dog, is a great family pet. They do have grooming needs with their long soft coats and often overactive tear ducts. They are happy inside or out and would be content even in a small apartment.


Answer by  goldfishlady (207)

This is a great dog mix. Poodles are incredibly smart and easy to train. Shi tzu's are very loyal lap dogs who just want to be with you all the time- on your lap- snuggling. Both are friendly breeds and known to be healthy. They also live long lives so this should be a great dog


Answer by  dogfancier (201)

Shitzu poodle mixes can have a variety of personalities depending on the personalities of his/her parents as well as the dominant breeds. The type of poodle cross can cause the personality to vary greatly as well. Mixed breed dogs however can sometimes exhibit no personalty traits from either breed. Generally, any small dogs are not ideal for children.


Answer by  katharine (3981)

Shih Tzu Poodle mixes have a mixture of the personalities of the individual breeds they are comprised of. They will have some personality traits of a Shih Tzu, and some personality traits of a poodle. Which traits they will end up showing as they mature depends on the individual dog.


Answer by  hollymountain (82)

The Shih tzu poodle is a hybrid dog, because of this it can be hard to define a generic personality. Both breeds are often amiable, exuberant and easily housebroken. They respond very well to training and are often easy to train early in life. Due to the nature of hybrid animals many health problems can arise so be advised.

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Actually hybridization leads to strengthened genetics, contrary to popular belief, purebred animals (horses and dogs in particular) are more prone and susceptible to genetic defects, and long term health problems. A simple analogy (although not homologous per se) is inbreeding in humans, this leads to many health defects, and likewiseinanimals.  add a comment

Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

Usually they are kind of snappy but it all depends on the dogs history I have noticed alot of them tend to be fear biters because they are small and yappy and people tend to want to use them for footballs which is wrong but true.


Answer by  bean11 (2803)

Shih tzu poodle mixes have very friendly personalities. These dogs do have a lot of energy, but they are very people-oriented and not hostile in the least.


Answer by  mammakat (11147)

As with any dog, the personality depends on the dog, and its training. This is a GOOD mix. Both poodles and Shih's are interactive, loving, VERY intelligent and train quickly- however BOTH are prey to "Small Dog Symdrome"- if you let them become the boss, they will. They do well in a small environment, but love play, exercise and cuddling.


Answer by  kushi917 (22)

I have a shih tzu poodle mix and she is very loving, playful and loyal. True definition of a man's best friend!

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