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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 Philadelphia?

WalletHub analyzed the 100 largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In their study, Philadelphia is ranked as the 77th most pet-friendly city. The city is above average for pet health and wellness, ranking 37th out of the largest cities.

Dog parks in Philadelphia

As one of the nation’s largest cities, there are over a dozen dog parks in Philadelphia, many of them allowing your pup to run off-leash. Some of the most popular dog parks in the city are Mario Lanza Dog Park, Schuykill River, Pretzel Dog Run, and Orianna Hill Dog Park.

Life in Philly with a dog

With over 235 dog-friendly restaurants, Philadelphia is a great city to grab a meal with your furry friends. Some of the most popular pet-friendly restaurants in Philadelphia are Gold Standard Cafe, Sabrina’s Cafe, the Druid’s Keep, and White Dog Cafe.


Philadelphia is home to many other dog-friendly businesses, including groomers, daycares, and pet stores. For instance, if you head down South Street District by 2nd Ave, you’ll come across several pet shops, including Doggie Style and Bonejour Pet Supply.


If you have family or friends headed to Philly for a visit, there are plenty of dog-friendly hotels so their dogs won’t need to stay behind. Many of them won’t even charge you for bringing your pet along. A few of the best dog-friendly hotels in Philadelphia include the Kimpton Hotel Palomar, Westin Philadelphia, and Aloft Philadelphia Airport.

Popular breeds in Philadelphia

Houston is home to a wide variety of dog breeds. The most popular breeds in the city are French Bulldogs, Bulldogs, Golden Retrievers, Labrador Retrievers, and German Shepherds.

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