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03/30/2022

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We had a superb experience dealing with Puppy Spot for our furry friend. We now have had our shihpoo for 3 weeks. Puppy Spot was with us till the very end when Paris arrived at our doorstep. We love her dearly! Thank you Puppy Spot! Leatrice and Lynn

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Shihpoo Characteristics

Shihpoos are wonderful companions with their high intelligence, loyalty, and extremely affectionate natures. They’re very outgoing and energetic, but their small size and intelligence help make them a great pet even for new pet parents. The key with a Shihpoo is to start obedience training early and make sure you socialize them with other dogs and people. 

Fast Facts

  • Energy Moderate
  • Size Small
  • Trainability Responsive

The Shihpoo is a cross between the cuddly Shih-Tzu and hypoallergenic Poodle. Like most Poodle mixes, Shihpoos were bred to help people with allergies. These dogs can come with straight hair like the Shih-Tzu, curly hair like the Poodle, or a mixture. The Shihpoo also blends the best of both breeds and isn’t as prone to the health issues of purebred dogs. At the same time, you should always make sure to research your breeder before purchasing.
 
Weighing anywhere between 8-18 lbs and standing between 8-16 inches, these little dogs are commonly seen in black, white, and merle. Many experts agree that small dogs are at a higher risk for dental issues than large dogs. This is likely due to the smaller skulls and jaws, which can lead to overcrowding of the teeth. This overcrowding creates more spaces where food can get trapped, and bacteria can grow. Taking your Shihpoo to get regular checkups at the vet will ensure any dental disease is caught early.
 
A quirk of many dogs who weigh less than ten pounds is that they believe they’re much larger than they actually are. Consequently, a lot of little dogs often aren’t afraid to pick fights with large dogs. To help ensure your Shihpoo doesn’t find itself in trouble, introduce it to large dogs under close supervision and be prepared to break up any potential quarrels. If you plan on taking your Shihpoo to a dog park, keep a constant eye on your dog.

How dog-friendly is Chatanooga?

A recent study from the insurance company The Swiftest analyzed some of the biggest U.S. cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Chattanooga is ranked the 6th most pet-friendly city with a population under 200,000. The city scored an A for the number of dog-friendly hiking trails, dog-friendly restaurants, dog-friendly restaurants, and the cost of dog insurance.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Chattanooga

Chattanooga has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities where your pup can roam and get some fresh air. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city are Play Wash Pint, Heritage Dog Park, Greenway Farm Dog Park, and Chattanooga Chew Canine Park. 


Chattanooga and the surrounding areas are also home to several great hiking trails for when you want to go on a nice long walk with your dog. A few great spots to explore include Renaissance Park, Reflection Riding Nature Center, and Lula Lake Land Trust. 

Life in Chattanooga with a dog

Chattanooga has over 100 pet-friendly restaurants, so you and your pup will have plenty of choices when you want to grab a bite to eat. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Foodworks, Feed Co. Table & Tavern, Acropolis Grill, 1885 Grill, Universal Joint, and State of Confusion.  


Chattanooga has many other pet-friendly businesses, including groomers, pet daycares, and pet stores. Plus, every year there are a variety of pet-centered events to celebrate our furry companions.


Additionally, the city is a great spot when it comes time to find a place to live with your dog. According to Zumper, Chattanooga is the 49th most pet-friendly city for rental listings.


If you ever have friends or family visiting Chattanooga, there are plenty of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city are La Quinta Inn & Suites, The Westin Chattanooga, Moxy Chattanooga Downtown, and Staybridge Suites.  

Popular dog breeds in Chattanooga

Chattanooga is home to a wide range of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds, Goldens, French Bulldogs, Beagles, Poodles, Rottweilers, Yorkshire Terriers, and German Shorthaired Pointers. No matter which breed you decide to bring into your home, your new pup will have many of its peers throughout the city.

 

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