Mother purebred akc registered Lhasa apso and Father is purebred akc registered Shih Tzu.
Shih Apso1/2 Lhasa Apso x 1/2 Shih Tzu
Recognized ByIDCR AKAShih-Apso, Shihapso, Lhasa Tzu, Lhasa-Tzu, Lhasatzu
AppearanceThe Shih Apso has the long silky hair of the Lhasa Apso, with some curl to it. The length of their nose is somewhere between the short of the Shih Tzu and the longer snout of the Lhasa Apso.
Life ExpectancyThe Shih Apso has an average life expectancy of 12 to 15 years.
SizeThe Shih Apso is a small dogs, not weighing over 20 lbs when fully grown.
PersonalityThe Shih Apso is a friendly, affectionate and somewhat independent dog.
TemperamentShih Apsos are outgoing and independent dogs.
Family DogThe Shih Apso is a very energetic dog that is wonderful with children.
CompanionshipThe Shih Apso make an excellent companion. They are know as a a 'velcro dog'.
MuzzleThe Shih Apso generally has a short muzzle.
Teeth/BiteThe Shih Apso has underbite and may have an issue with overcrowding.
BodyThe Shih Apso is generally built like the Shih Tzu with some variation in size.
ColorThe coat of the Shih Apso can come all colors currently recognized in both the Lhasa Apso and the Shih Tzu.
CoatThe coat of the Shih Apso is long and mostly silky some curl to it.
SheddingThe Shih Apso does shed some but not excessively.
GroomingShih Apsos require frequent grooming. They should be brushed daily unless thier coat is kept short.
TrainingShih Apsos are reasonably easy to train but may be stubborn at times.
BehaviorThe Shih Apso is a pretty stubborn dog, but they are very intelligent.
BarkingShih Apsos are not yappers. They usually only bark when there is something or someone in the yard.
AllergiesShih Apsos tend to have the itchy skin of the Shih Tzu.
Living ConditionsThe Shih Apso is an indoor dog that loves to go outdoors.
Skin HealthThe Shih Apso does tend to have dry, itchy skin.
Dental HealthDue to the small mouth of the Shih Apso they tend to have crowding and other dental problems.
Litter SizeThe average litter size of the Shih Apso is 4 to 6 puppies. BASSFULMER PUPPIES
Location: QUINCY, IL, United States of America
Jul 16, 2010 #23818