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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 Memphis?

WalletHub has reviewed the 100 largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In their study, Fort Worth is ranked as the 35th most dog-friendly. The city does well when it comes to pet health and wellness, ranking 23rd out of the country’s major cities. Fort Worth is also one of the most affordable cities to have a pet, ranking 28th overall for pet budget.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Fort Worth

Fort Worth has a variety of ways for you to enjoy the Texas sun. Some of the best off-leash dog parks in the city are North Z Boaz Community Park, ZBonz Dog Park, and the Fort Woof Dog Park at Gateway Park.


In Fort Worth, there are also several awesome hiking trails for you and your dog to explore, including Trinity Park, Fort Worth Branch, and Horseshoe Trail in Grapevine.

Life in Fort Worth with a dog

Fort Worth is home to over 150 dog-friendly restaurants, so you and your dog will always have somewhere to grab a bite to eat. Some of the most popular pet-friendly restaurants in the city are Mellow Mushroom, Mash’d, Magnolia Motor Lounge, Bird Cafe, and Cowboy Chicken.


Fort Worth has many other pet-friendly businesses, including pets stores, groomers, and spas. One great place to take your dog is the Tanger Outlets outdoor shopping center. Leashed pets are permitted in the outdoor areas, and some stores are dog-friendly as well.


If you have friends or family visiting Fort Worth, there are over 120 pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. A few of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in Fort Worth Stockyards Hotel, Grand, and La Quinta Inn & Suites Fort Worth.



Popular dog breeds in Fort Worth

Fort Worth is a warm home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. The most popular breeds in the city are French Bulldogs, Golden Retrievers, Bulldogs, Labrador Retrievers, and German Shepherds.

 

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