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Leatrice S.

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 Nashville?

A recent WalletHub study has reviewed the 100 biggest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In their study, Nashville is ranked as the 34th most dog-friendly. The city is one of the most affordable cities for owning a pet, ranking 11th overall for pets budget.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Nashville

Nashville has numerous pet-friendly places where you can enjoy the outdoors with your dog. According to a Trust for Public Land (TPL) study, there are 1.2 dog parks for every 100,000 residents. Over ten of these are off-leash parks where your dog can roam without constraint. Some of the best off-leash dog parks in the city are Centennial Dog Park, Riverfront Dog park, Two Rivers Dog Park.


In Nashville, you’ll find over half a dozen great hiking trails to explore with your dog. A few great spots to check out include the Trail at Fontanel, Warner Parks, Stones River Greenway, and Richland Creek Greenway.

Life in Nashville with a dog

Nashville has over 200 pet-friendly restaurants, so you and your furry friends will always have somewhere to enjoy a meal together. Some of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city are Tennessee Brew Works, Edley’s Bar-B-Que, Peg Leg Porker, The Southern, and The Stage on Broadway.


Nashville has many other pet-friendly businesses, including pet stores, groomers, spas, and over ten dog-friendly shopping centers. Plus, every year, there are a variety of local events celebrating dogs and their owners. For instance, the Dog Day festival where your four-legged friends can participate in activities such as costume contests, pet portraits, and demonstrations.


If you have friends or family visiting Nashville, they’ll find plenty of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Many of these hotels will allow their pets for no extra charge. A few of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city include Thompson Nashville, Hotel Preston, The Hayes Street Hotel, and the Hutton Hotel.

Popular dog breeds in Nashville

Nashville is home to many different dog breeds. The most popular breeds in the city are: Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, French Bulldogs, Bulldogs, Beagles, Poodles, Rottweilers, and Yorkshire Terriers. No matter which breed you decide to add to your family, your pup will find many of its peers across the city.

 

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