Shih Poo or Shoodle is a Poodle and Shih Tzu cross and is among one of the most popular hybrid breeds. It is a cute, playful, and loyal dog that is always ready to entertain its humans. Being a cross between the Chinese breed Shih Tzu and Miniature Poodle that are hypoallergenic breeds, the Shih Poo also has a low-shedding coat.
Shih Poo can live up to 16 years while it may weigh up to 20 pounds. Due to its small size, it is among the best indoor dogs, couch dogs, and lap dogs. It may have a straight or curly coat and a compact body.
If you are planning to get a Shih Poo, first do some research on this breed and make sure you can easily bear its maintenance cost, as well as, first-time payment to the breeder. A Shih Poo puppy may cost you somewhere between $750 and $5700 while maintenance cost is other than this. Also, you need to get the Shih Poo from a reputable breeder that properly train and socialize their puppies before handing them over to their forever parents.
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Note: Try to adopt a puppy from the shelters first where you may find a pooch waiting eagerly to be adopted. If Shih Poos are not available at the shelters, consider getting some other breed, but at least adopt. In case, if you have specifications such as looking for a hypoallergenic dog, check for other hypoallergenic breeds at the shelters such as Shih Tzu, Maltese, Portuguese Water Dog, Griffon Bruxellois, and others. If not found, then go get it from the breeder.
Now, let’s find some of the most reputable and the best Shih Poo breeders below.
Best Shih Poo Breeders
Princess Puppies is a family-based breeding business that has been run by Brittany Smith and her husband. She was a pet lover since her childhood and she transformed her dreams into reality by starting to breed dogs. At Princess Puppies, they produce exceptional pups with a lifetime guarantee. Being an expert breeder, Brittany is currently breeding Maltese, Yorkshire Terriers, Shih Tzu, and several others. Their puppies are healthy, socialized, and well-raised.
Perfect Puppies is another family-based business operating in Ontario, Canada. They currently deal in Shih Poo and Cockapoos (Cocker Spaniel / Poodle mix). Their premises are cleaned and well-designed where they train their puppies when they reach the age of 7 weeks. To get a puppy from Perfect Puppies, you need to make an appointment through email first. Perfect puppies produce perfect Shih Poo puppies and their puppies are sent throughout Canada.
Shihpoo.co.uk: Yorkshire County, England
Shihpoo.co.uk is a Yorkshire-based kennel that produces adorable Shih Poo puppies. Their puppies are said to be small, low-maintenance, and perfect for all types of owners. All the puppies they send throughout the UK are vaccinated, dewormed, and vet-checked. They also provide a puppy care pack that includes DNA test certificates, Parents Pedigree, Geneology paper, and an aftercare pack.
Chevromist Kennels is an Australian domestic Kennel that deals in some of the most popular designer breeds such as Groodles, Poochons, Cavoodles, Puggles, and many more. They have a high-standard facility in Hepburn, advanced than any other kennel in Australia. Their 30 years of experience in breeding dogs have made them the best breeders throughout Australia.
So, these were the best Shih Poo breeders in the US, Canada, Australian, and the UK. We’ll keep updating this list, so, if you want us to review any other Shih Poo breeder or you are a breeder and want to be added in the list, contact us through the comment form below.
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