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The Shih-Poo will inherit characteristics from both parent breeds. For a good understanding of them, it’s a great idea to learn all about their Shih Tzu and Poodle parents.
Shih Tzus can be stubborn, but what they lack in trainability, they make up for in personality tenfold. They are incredibly friendly, attentive, and cute, while Poodles are intelligent, trainable, and active.
Shih-Poo personalities can vary but typically will fall in the middle of parental traits. Most Shih-Poos are described as friendly and playful. They are the size of your average lap dog, and their moderate energy level means they’d probably enjoy napping in your lap for hours. While Shih-Poos enjoy a good siesta, they also enjoy walks and thrive on playtime. They may not be eager to learn new tricks but do enjoy interaction and attention.
Shih-Poos may not be as barky as their Poodle parent but may alert you to any displeasures, such as a missed meal, with a single bark every few minutes until needs are met.
Training and socialization should be established early on. Consistency and positive reinforcement are the ways to go with Shih-Poos.