Shih Apso

Breed Rating


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family friendly:
Dog friendly:
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Breed Attributes

General

Breed group:     Type: Hybrid    Talent:

Physical

Size: Small     Weight: 14-15 pounds     Fur length: Long    Ears: Flappy    Fur type: Straight    Fur Color: 3 Colors, Black, Brown & White, Light Brown / Golden, White / Cream

ATTRIBUTES

Life Expectancy: About 15 years    Rarity: Common    Availability: Easily available    Climate: Good for every climate.

Breed Details

General

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.

Color

The Shih Apso comes in colors commonly recognized on their parents Lhasa Apso and Shih Tzu.

Coat

Shih Apsos have straight, silky coat.

Personality

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.

Care

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.

Training

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.

Activity

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.

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