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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 Mobile?

A recent study from the insurance company Swiftest reviewed some of the largest American cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Mobile is ranked the 45th most pet-friendly city with a population under 200,000. The city scored an A for the cost of the dog insurance and a B for dog-friendly restaurants.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Mobile

Mobile has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities where your pup can play and get their daily dose of exercise. A few of the most popular dog parks in the city are Julien Marx Dog Park at Medal of Honor Park, HopHounds Brew Pub & Dog Park, Danielle Juzan Memorial Dog Park, and British Park. 


Mobile and the surrounding area also have several great hiking trails for when you want to take your dog on a long scenic walk. A few great spots to explore include Tricentennial Park, Public Safety Memorial Park, and Washington Square.

Life in Mobile with a dog

Mobile has dozens of pet-friendly restaurants so you and your dog will always have plenty of choices when you want to grab something to eat. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Callaghan’s Irish Social Club, The Blind Mule Restaurant & Bar, Meat Boss, and Mellow Mushroom. 


Mobile has many other pet-friendly establishments, including groomers, daycares, and pet stores. There are also a large number of pet sitters in the area. Plus, every year, there are a variety of pet-centered events to celebrate our furry companions.


If your friends or family are in Mobile for a visit, they will find plenty of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city are The Battle House Renaissance Hotel, Candlewood Suites, La Quinta Inn, and Homewood Suites.   

Popular dog breeds in Mobile

Mobile is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city include French Bulldogs, Golden Retrievers, Labrador Retrievers, Poodles, German Shorthaired Pointers, and Beagles. No matter which breed you decide to bring into your home, your new pup will find many of its peers across the city.

 

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