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Leatrice S.

03/30/2022

Shihpoo

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 Kansas City?

A recent WalletHub study analyzed the 100 largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Kansas City is ranked the 46th most pet-friendly. The city is one of the most affordable places to have pets, ranking 12th overall for pet budget.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Kansas City

Kansas City has a healthy amount of dog parks and other outdoor activities to ensure your pup gets plenty of time for play and exercise. Some of the most popular dog parks in the city include Bar K Dog Bar, West Terrace Dog Park, Swope Park, Wayside Waifs Bark Park, and Elkhound Ranch Dog Park.


If you ever want to go on an extended walk with your four-legged friend, you can find several awesome hiking trails. A few fun spots to explore with your dog include Trolley Track Trail and Gage Park.

Life in Kansas City with a dog

With over 100 pet-friendly restaurants in Kansas City, you and your dog will always have plenty of choices when you’re hungry and want a bite to eat. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Westside Local, Char Bar, Brewery Emperial, and County Road Ice House.


In Kansas City, you’ll find plenty of other dog-friendly establishments, including pet shops, daycares, and groomers. The city is also one of the best when it comes to finding a place to live for you and your pet. A recent Zumper study found Kansas City to have the 2nd highest number of pet-friendly rental listings in the country.


If you have friends or family stopping by Kansas City, they too will have numerous places to stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular pet-friendly hotels in the city include Hotel Indigo Kansas City, The CrossRoads Hotel, and Hotel Kansas City.

Popular dog breeds in Kansas City

Kansas City is home to many different dog breeds. The city’s most popular breeds are Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds, Boxers, Bulldogs, and Yorkshire Terriers. So, no matter which breed you decide to add to your family, your new pup will have many peers across the city.

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