Breed group : Non-Sporting, Toy
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GENERALBreed group: Non-Sporting, Toy Type: Hybrid
PHYSICALSize: Small Weight: 14-15 pounds Fur length: Ears: Flappy Fur type: Straight
Fur Color: 3 Colors, Black, Brown & White, Light Brown / Golden, White / Cream
ATTRIBUTESLife Expectancy: About 15 years Rarity: Common Availability: Easily available
Climate: Good for every climate
Shih Apso are cross between Lhasa Apso and Shih Tzu. They are great family dogs. They may become aggressive at times because of their protective personalities.
The Shih Apso comes in colors commonly recognized on their parents Lhasa Apso and Shih Tzu.
Shih Apsos have straight, silky coat.
Shih Apsos are affectionate and loves to be given the center of attention. They have a great personality and make a good companion. They are friendly and are able to get along with children and other pets.
Shih Apsos are generally healthy but they are prone to sensitive stomachs so they require special attention on feeding. Itching of skin and dental issues would also be a problem. They would also require frequent grooming and brushing of coat.
Shih Apsos are not so smart dogs. Firm, proper, and fair obedience training and early socialization is required to be able to control their temperament. They may become aggressive especially when they are around strangers. It would be better if they start training at an early age.
Shih Apsos are playful and active dogs. They do not require much of an exercise though. They make a great indoor dogs but love outdoor activities.