ShiChi

5-12 lbs
9-11"
United States
Chihuahua
Shih Tzu
Chi-Shi, Chi-Tzu
The ShiChi is a designer mix between the purebred Chihuahua and Shih Tzu.  As designers go, this hybrid is popular due to its looks and disposition.  The ShiChi also goes by other names, including the Chi-Shi and the Chi-Tzu and is recognized by several breed registries.  The Designer Breed Registry and its International sister registry, the International Designer Canine Registry recognize the ShiChi as does the American Canine Hybrid Club, the Designer Breed Registry, and the Dog Registry of America.  The ShiChi has a big personality, packed into a small body and is sure to win the hearts of its people.
Purpose
Companion
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Chihuahua and Shih Tzu

ShiChi Health

Average Size
Male ShiChi size stats
Height: 9-11 inches Weight: 5-12 lbs
Female ShiChi size stats
Height: 9-11 inches Weight: 5-12 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hydrocephalus
Minor Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Distichiasis
  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Brachycephalic Syndrome
  • Dental Problems
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Hypothyroidism
Occasional Tests
  • Eye Examination
  • Dental Examination
  • Radiographs
  • Full Physical Examination

ShiChi Breed History

The ShiChi is a popular hybrid that developed in the United States in recent years.  However, there is not a lot of information available regarding the origins or breed programs for the ShiChi despite its popularity as a hybrid.  Additionally, the ShiChi can vary in size, general appearance, and disposition, making it difficult to develop a breed standard at this time.  Owners who wish to understand their ShiChi better or those interesting in adopting this popular hybrid may review the respective histories of both parent breeds for additional insight. The Chihuahua is a dog of American antiquity.  The Chihuahua developed in the region now known as Mexico and is depicted in historical accounts reaching as back as far as the 9th Century when the small companion and vermin hunter went by the name Techichi.  The Techichi was highly regarded in the Aztec culture and Toltec culture before it, and upon death, the dogs were often buried alongside their masters.  The Techichi were independent-minded yet loyal companions and vermin hunters.  Unfortunately, the Techichi faded into obscurity during the Spanish conquest of the Americas.  However, the fiercely independent and self-sufficient Techichi survived on its own and was rediscovered in the Mexican state of Chihuahua during the 1800s, where the modern-day dog draws its name.  Shortly after reemerging as the Chihuahua, the breed moved into the United States and was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1904.  Today, the Chihuahua enjoys high ranking popularity in the U.S. as a companion and Toy breed. The Shih Tzu breed is one of the world's oldest dogs still in existence with archaeological evidence dating back 10,000 years ago in China.  The exact origins of the Shih Tzu are shrouded in mystery as the little companion may have developed in Tibet or China.  Regardless of its ancient history, the Shih Tzu was a treasured companion in the region though kept a secret.  By the late 1800s, the Shih Tzu's popularity in the Chinese Imperium grew due to a fondness shared by the Empress.  Upon the Empresses death in 1908, several noble families competed to produce the best quality Shih Tzus and eventually, the small dog left China for the West.  By the 1960s, the Shih Tzu was bred and recognized int he United States.  The American Kennel Club began accepting registration for the Shih Tzu in 1969.  Today, this Toy group companion enjoys high ranking popularity.          

ShiChi Breed Appearance

The ShiChi is a toy-sized companion dog usually weighing between 5 and 12 pounds, depending on its parentage.  Their heads are in proportion to their bodies with round faces, and the almond-shaped eyes are dark and prominent.  The ShiChi's ears may prick up, like the Chihuahua or may flop down, like the Shih Tzu.  Their muzzles are black, and they have small black noses.  The ShiChi's coat may vary in length from short to long, depending on which parent the dog most resembles.  Long hair ShiChis have double coats, and their top coat is sometimes wavy.
Eye Color Possibilities
brown ShiChi eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black ShiChi nose
Black
isabella ShiChi nose
Isabella
Coat Color Possibilities
cream ShiChi coat
Cream
white ShiChi coat
White
black ShiChi coat
Black
fawn ShiChi coat
Fawn
brown ShiChi coat
Brown
Coat Texture
ShiChi straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

ShiChi Breed Maintenance

ShiChi maintenance is easy, especially if the coat resembles the Chihuahua parent.  They are not considered heavy shedding dogs and if the coat resembles the Shih Tzu parent, the ShiChi will have hypoallergenic qualities.  Weekly, light brushing with a bristle brush or a deshedding brush will significantly reduce the loose and dead hair trapped in the coat and keep the ShiChi looking its best.  Long haired ShiChis require a little more attention to prevent tangling or matting, especially under their carriages and around their heads and necks.  The long hair may also trap dirt, debris, and moisture but weekly or bi-weekly grooming will remove most dirt.  Owners should only bath their ShiChi when necessary as well.  The ShiChi may be prone to dental issues given the parentage and it is recommended that owners brush their dog's teeth at least three times a week.    
Brushes for ShiChi
Pin Brush
Deshedder
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
ShiChi requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

ShiChi Temperament

The ShiChi is a ball of energy and shows a lot of affection with its people.  They make for an excellent family dog but are far better suited to homes with older children who will not accidentally hurt the ShiChi or play rough.  The Chihuahua parent has a low tolerance for rough play, and it may be snappish if it feels threatened.  ShiChis need proper socialization as well, or they may develop timid or aggressive behaviors toward strangers.  Owners should safely expose their dogs to people, places, and other dogs at an early age to help properly socialize them as well as give them consistent and gentle training.  The Shih Tzu parent makes training easy while the Chihuahua has an independent, stubborn streak.  Every dog is different, but this breed needs a gentle, committed owner with patience.

ShiChi Activity Requirements

The energy levels of the ShiChi are moderate, and they enjoy short bursts of energy.  However, exercise should not be intense or prolonged.  The ShiChi is small enough to get all of its daily activity completed inside the home and does not need a lot of space to move around.  The ShiChi is also more likely to nap than run about but will gladly follow its owner from room to room just to spend time with them.  Their size and activity levels mean the ShiChi is perfectly adapted to small space and apartment living, and this breed does not tolerate weather extremes.  Cold weather is particularly difficult for the ShiCHi.
Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
4 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
25 minutes

ShiChi Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
Daily Cost
$0.75 - $1.00
Monthly Cost
$20.00 - $25.00

ShiChi Height & Weight

6 Months
Male ShiChi size stats at six months
Height: 8.0 inches Weight: 7.0 lbs
Female ShiChi size stats at six months
Height: 7.0 inches Weight: 6.5 lbs
12 Months
Male ShiChi size stats at 12 months
Height: 10.0 inches Weight: 8.5 lbs
Female ShiChi size stats at 12 months
Height: 10.0 inches Weight: 8.5 lbs
18 Months
Male ShiChi size stats at 18 months
Height: 10.0 inches Weight: 8.5 lbs
Female ShiChi size stats at 18 months
Height: 10.0 inches Weight: 8.5 lbs

ShiChi Owner Experiences

Tinyy
3 Months
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Very playful,but she wears herself out quick. Loves to nap with me. Follows me everywhere and I love it! she loves saying hi to others but looks for me always. She is loyal And smart and a little sneaky too. Perfect puppy to me, my new baby. Yes, she's spoiled
3 years, 6 months ago
Charlie
3 Years
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
My dog is extremely affectionate with everyone very easy to train in a sense of house training and no crate needed, very playfull always up to something (stealing socks personally) loves to nap any where!! Massive personality and loves when you speak to him
3 years, 4 months ago
Kato
4 Months
2 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Playing Ball
finding hidden snacks - "hot and cold"
We love this little guy...he is affectionate and cuddly and loves to play. He is a climber, I make him obstacle courses and climbers and he loves the challenge and triumph!
3 years, 2 months ago
Cocoa Pebbles
2 Months
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Cuddling and watching her playing
Our baby is the sweetest and smartest little girl. She was sold to us too young unfortunately (the owners lied. She was only 6 weeks old) but learned her name within a week and was potty trained in 5 days! She still has accidents but that's because of her age and playfulness and is quite rare. She's spunky and unafraid, and loves everyone and everything.
2 years, 10 months ago
cocoa
1 Year
5 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
sleep
shes amazing cute lovly
4 months, 2 weeks ago
Odie
6 Months
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
This little guy is amazing, I have a 13 year old beagle, he gets on great with, plus 4 cats. He plays with the cats and they quite like him. Hes taken quite a shine to me and is my shadow, follows me everywhere. He loves praise, and house training hasnt been hard, just tell him hes a good boy. Loves toys! Play time and quiet time. Wonderful pup! Love him too bits. Hes our baby.
2 years, 8 months ago
Kisses Bella
3 Months
3 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
awesome so adorable
2 years, 5 months ago
Molly
2 Years
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Running
Agility training
Game of fetch
Never thought of myself as a small dog person but she changed my mind. She can do anything a big breed can do sports wise. Love running around,has a sharp nose, very motivated by food and toys so it come in handy for training. A real delight to have around. She has a goofy personality and loves to please others and me especially. Make everyone laugh
2 years, 4 months ago
Onnie Mae
5 Years
3 People
Condo
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
chasing
Frisbee
Onnie Mae loves to chase cat's and squirrels.
2 years, 4 months ago
Lily
7 Years
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
It's been great so far she loves getting dressed up and going for walks
2 years, 3 months ago
Finlay
7 Weeks
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
He has been the absolute best! He knows his name, goes to bed on his own, starting to learn sit. All at almost 8 weeks! We are absolutely smitten to have him in our family.
2 years, 3 months ago
Loki
3 Years
4 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Loki is adoreable he can be fiesty which is difficult as cant do certain things like eyedrops, teeth, he has a dog friend but does go nuts at strange dogs, he barks alot somedays , he is bonkers when hes playing he flys about he loves his toys , he doesnt eat much but will want human food hes fussy he is sweet and likes cuddles and licking
2 years, 1 month ago
Lani
1 Year
4 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Very hard to train outdoors, skittish, anxiety.
2 years, 1 month ago
Luna
3 Months
2 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Rough Housing
Game of fetch
Tug
Luna picks up things very quickly got her at 5 weeks of age bottle fed her and had her trained to fetch within a few days then a few more days sits and waits for a command to get a treat. potty training is a completely different story.. she goes where ever she wants tears apart her wee wee pad and will only go on it through out the night never during the day.. that is the only part driving me crazy but other than that I love my baby girl to pieces and spend every free minute I have with her
2 years ago
Oreo
18 Months
5 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Eating Snacks
Play keep away
Riding in the car
Nap
Oreo love riding in the car hanging out the window and she so small but she think she a big dog. She smart and learns fast. Everybody she meets loves her. Loves to play and eat but most of all she loves me❤️
1 year, 11 months ago
Penelope
8 Weeks
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Just got her and she has parvovirus almost died.
1 month, 2 weeks ago
Ori’ana
5 Months
7 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Playing with toys
Play with other dogs
sleep
She is so friendly, whenever I open the door for someone she run outside to them. She feisty but sweet.
1 year, 6 months ago
Baxter
8 Weeks
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
We have only had him for a few days. He already knows his name. He is starting to learn to sit!
1 year, 6 months ago
Pip
10 Years
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
These are super sweet dogs, Pip is 10 years old and still very playful. She has a nice stubborn character which is sometimes very funny. Pip loves to walk, I can easily walk with her for an hour. She hates rain but loves snow. She barely sheds. As usual, Pip has dental problems with small dogs
1 year, 5 months ago
Zen
4 Months
2 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Zen is an amazing bundle of puppy. He's very sweet and irresistibly charming. He's also a con-artist! One day his training seems to be a breeze, the next day he acts like he's never heard of the command your trying to get him to do. He's playful, but loves his sleep time too. He's also very nosy, if he senses you move while he's asleep he pops right up to see what's going on.
1 year, 5 months ago
Mommas
2 Years
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Road trip
Nap
Chase
High Five
Hide & Seek
Painting nails
Speak
Shake
Dog Parks
Playing in the snow
Bath time
Shes the best most loving dog I've ever met
1 year, 5 months ago
oliver
6 Weeks
3 People
Studio
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Play
Sleeping
it was fun honestly it has green eyes and brown light brown fur
1 year, 4 months ago
Keelie
12 Months
7 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Playing with her rubbing her belly her Cuddles
She’s fun loving. Well trained loves to cuddle and loves to entertain the kids but will also climb on bed or couch to be close to you to take a nap. Hardly every naps long. Hears noise she’s up someone walks in room she’s up. Barks a lot. At everything. Hates a bath loves her belly rubbed. Loves to be close to you. The kids love her .
1 year, 4 months ago
Missy
5 Years
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
kissing
Walking
Playing
Hugging
Cuddling
Playing in the snow
Missy is the best breed of dog I have ever had, everyone who comes into contact with her falls in love. Although she is a little timid at first due to me getting her while in college and not being able to socialize her as I should have, after an hour or so she jumping around the new friend and won’t stop bugging them until they give her loves. She is my very best friend and I can’t imagine a better breed!
1 year, 4 months ago
Levi
2 Years
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Levi’s great, there was a litter of six puppies, and us and our relatives adopted five, the sixth was already adopted. Fantastic dog!
1 year, 4 months ago
Teagan Moira
5 Months
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Playing with a cat toy, and a weasel ball. Walks.
A huge ball of energy. We play the song "Bad To The Bone", and she knows it's playtime. She nips fingers still, and she hasn't learned to climb up the stairs yet. She loves our American Foxhound, and tried to get him to play with her. She's fearless of the cats, who are bigger than she is. She loves to be held, but doesn't sit still for very long at all. We have a playpen in the living room, so we know where she is at all times. We just love her to death. She really is Bad to the Bone!
1 year, 3 months ago
Bella
2 Years
4 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Cuddling in bed with her!
Oh, she’s sassy! Not for impatient dog owners. She’s an angel/devil and bosses the other dogs around. We had to stop her from bullying our shy shih tzu. She’s incredibly sweet to everyone and EXTREMELY ENERGETIC! Let me tell you she never gets mature, she’s like a two year old puppy chewing on shoes and breaking rules. A baddie for sure! Super funny and cute dog, we all adore her! Makes my day happy, she’s amazing!
1 year, 1 month ago
Charlie
9 Weeks
4 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
chasing me
sleeping on me
Running
so good he's so affectionate and energetic and cute i LOVE him i've been begging for a dog for years and i finally got one and its so perfect
1 year, 1 month ago
Patience
8 Weeks
4 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
She a baby I’m new here trying to get tips
1 year ago
Archie
3 Years
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Fetch
cuddle
Walk
Play
This is the most amazing dog i have ever had. Everyone who meets him falls in love. He is super playful and very loving (he never leaves your side). He can also be a bit possessive (he does not like it when other animals get attention). He is really the cutest thing and i would not change anything about him. He is easy to train. The best thing of all- he NEVER smells bad. I really don't understand how but he naturally has a very good scent. He is a ray of sunshine in my life and I am convinced ShiChi is the way to go.
1 year ago
Angel
10 Weeks
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walking
Tag
Fetch
My Angel isn’t even 12 weeks yet but I can honestly say she is one of the most easily trained pups I have ever known. Within one week of me getting her(she was 8weeks) she had basically learned to go to the door when she wanted to go out to potty. She is such a sweet girl and likes to play but is completely happy with just laying by my feet or in my lap for a nap. Overall extremely intelligent and affectionate and I couldn’t ask for a better companion!
11 months, 3 weeks ago
Charlie
5 Months
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
I’ve only had this pup for a few weeks and he’s so sweet. He loves all my other dogs(3), shows no fear even though the other 3 are 50-65lb dogs. Its rather cute & entertaining to see them all play together. Be lets me brush him, clip his nails & bath with absolutely no issues. He is shy/scared of only a couple of really minor things, one is he will not cross over the outdoor threshold by himself, I must pick him up and carry him out to the yard. Kinda strange but I’m okay with that. He is definitely a great cuddler and just loves everyone. So happy I decided to get this little guy...
10 months, 3 weeks ago
Remi
6 Years
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Chase
Run
Frisbee
Play
Fish
Protective smart energetic and fast
9 months ago
Mesha
3 Months
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Play
Play ball just play with toys
Love love her My first one
9 months ago
Pixie Lyn
10 Weeks
3 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Snuggling and playing fetch
She is still a baby, but is so smart and such an affectionate girl. She's very playful and loves our other 2 dogs. She loves to sleep in bed next to me and does not like being separated from her humans. Amazes me at how fast she has learned puppy pad training in the 2 wks I have had her. She even managed to go up our flight of 13 stairs all by herself! She does play bite a lot, but we are working on getting that stopped with chew toys. Love this baby so much! She is sweet and beautiful!
8 months, 3 weeks ago
Buddy
14 Years
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
The best dog! Full of personality, fun, smart, best friend. Some health issues at age 14. Heart problems and joint problems. Definitely not a cold weather dog...hates the cold and could be in danger quickly when outside in the cold. Other wise very durable little girl!
8 months, 3 weeks ago
Comet
2 Years
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Playtime
Service Work
TV Time
Bathtime
Comfort Time
Treat time
cuddle time
Training Time
nap time
Walks
OhMyStars, Okay.. I didn’t get him.. I accidentally Bred him with a purebred Chihuahua And Registered ShiTzu, I barely convinced my parents to let me keep him. He is the most lovable dog, protective for sure, playful, ball of energy, smart, friendly, comforting, and High Maintenance. He has Wiry to Wavy fur, and doesn’t shed often.. He is easy to excite, and plays a bit “Ruff” (Heh, Ay) sometimes, but overall easy to please. Definitely Momma’s Bubby and won’t leave her side. My opinion, you have to work on getting them use to being away from you, so they don’t grow to have separation anxiety like Comet. He does well with other animals, such as Cats, Dogs, Bunnies, Birds, Horses, Etc. etc. Not hard to form a bond, but extremely difficult to break it. Extremely Sweet and still in training. I have heart issues, so it hurts to bend down too much. But he jumps into my arms so I don’t have to bend down as much. I wouldn’t trade him for the world. Best dog ever.
7 months, 3 weeks ago
dottie hines
5 Months
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
she's a beautiful puppy. Smart, friendly and very playful. she is very affectionate, a good learner, stays well groomed, has high energy, and is in excellent health.
7 months, 2 weeks ago
Paris
2 Months
3 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Napping
Watching tv
playing with her toy bone
walking around the house
Paris is very affectionate, she craves attention! She sleeps most of the day, or tries to, when she’s awake she’s ENERGETIC. Not a dog for cold weather!!! We’ve spoiled her already and she cries sometimes when sleeping with us so we can pet her.
7 months ago
Stark
7 Months
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
He is so very loving. He follows me around the house all the time. Gets very excited if we leave him and come back. Rarely barks unless he hears something he isn't used to hearing. Will play with any dog regardless of size and also plays with our 11lb cat. Love him so much. I don't know what I would do without him now.
6 months, 3 weeks ago
Zeus
6 Years
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
We watch tv together & walk in the summer.
I love him he's very sweet.
6 months, 3 weeks ago
Zuri
4 Months
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Fetch
training
Walks
Our Zuri really is a handful but we’re so happy to have her in our life! Her coat is very soft but she sheds easily so we brush her often. She’s very intelligent and is easy to train (when she’s in the mood haha) and loves to stay by the whole family’s side. Very affectionate and excitable as well! A great puppy all and all~
6 months, 3 weeks ago
Kenzo
8 Weeks
1 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Playing
snuggling
I have only had him a week but so far so good. He is pretty much puppy pad trained. He's still learning though. He definitely has a lot of confidence in himself. 🙂 I am looking forward to years of companionship with Kenzo. ❤️
6 months ago
Felix Marshall
7 Weeks
5 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
We’ve only had Felix for a week but he’s so lovable! He adapted so well, it only took about 2 nights and he didn’t cry through the night anymore. He sleeps in a dog playpen and he loves it now. I have 3 children, one is younger (3). He does great with the kids, he loves us all. He’s pad training so well, but going outside been tough in the cold winter temps so we decided it was best for pad training for now. We are so happy with our puppy and cannot wait to watch him grow. He seems like a very smart puppy and we will continue to work with him.
5 months, 3 weeks ago
Linus
4 Months
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Linus is adorable. He is very much my followers, crying whenever he can't see me. Not sur ehow to fix that. Love him to pieces.
4 months, 3 weeks ago
Boe
2 Years
5 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Best dog I've ever had well behaved trained really easily an great with kids
4 months ago
Lexy
3 Years
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Cuddl
I am a new owner to a sweet 3-year-old named Lexy. She is the best dog I ever met!!! Well-behaved, trusting and snuggly... Her previous owners were very gentle with her and she is sweet.
4 months ago
Tiny
9 Weeks
1 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
He is fun... Loves to snip at my fingers and nose. So lovable..
4 months ago
Bear
8 Weeks
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Playing
Watching tv
Lounging around the house
Bear is a lot of work. Very spoiled, but very loveable. He is very stubborn but his sweet personality evens it out. He is overall a very laid back dog however, he has a lot of anxiety.
3 months, 2 weeks ago
Teva
5 Years
4 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Teva is the most lovable dog I have had. She has some funny quirks like laying on her belly and scooting back and forth. She reminds me of the color of concrete.
2 months, 4 weeks ago
Odie
5 Months
5 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Tug of war
hide and seek
Running
Odie is the most intelligent dog I have had, he is so quick to learn, almost scarily quick. He gets 2 walks a day, each around 40 mins at a good pace, along with playing hide and seek around the house and garden. He is independent, but likes to know I am nearby, or he may look for me. He is still a bit warey of strangers and other big dogs, understandably, as he is a pup, but he looks interested, so I'm sure the little woofs will fade in time, and once we meet some new doggy friends, he will be just fine. He doesnt have long hair on his body, so i dont need to groom him, i bathe once every 3 weeks, and i found he gets itchy when my bedding is washed with biological washing liquid, instead of non-bio, I understand it's common for chi's to have more sensitive skin.
2 months, 3 weeks ago
Chider
1 Year
5 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
He's very nippy, but also loves snuggles. he's very cute.
2 months, 2 weeks ago
Nova
6 Months
7 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
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Playing
Sleeping
Cuddling
training
grooming
eating
toys
Nova is the perfect addition to our family. She looks like her shihtzu mommy in every way and shes a choc brown colour. She is super friendly and playful wit hdogs aswell as people x
2 months, 2 weeks ago
Jack
4 Years
5 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
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Fetch
Run
Playing in the snow
I have had Jack since he was a puppy and I was a 10 when I got him and ever since we have been best friends he is never mean to me or anyone else. I cant help but love him.
2 months, 1 week ago
Peanut
5 Years
1 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
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Belly rub
Play
Tug-of-war
Walk
Peanut loves his mom, loves to lick, and loves to eat. He's the sweetest dog ever and listens very well. We have a bit of an issue with dieting because he always wants wet food or table food. He hates a bath and will hide under the bed so I can't reach him. He loves to chew and his favorite treats are Oinkies. He likes to burrow at night and sleep under the blankets with mom.
1 month ago
Reina
1 Year
5 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walk
Chase
She's a snuggle bug come bed time but the rest Of the day she's high energy and running around. We've been through problems with food and shampoo due to her upset stomach and dandruff.
1 day, 6 hours ago
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Hi! I am considering a shichi puppy. This particular puppy is a rescue. I have 2 cats. I’ve read that shichis can be possessive. Can a shichi get along and become companions wit my cats?

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Grooming , shaving, training,

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Hi there, I'm not too sure what your question is? You can always repost a question. You can discuss grooming and shaving with a groomer. At home, most dogs benefit from daily brushing, depending on their breed. For help with training, a dog behaviourist or trainer can be consulted.
4 months, 1 week ago
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If my dog is 11 weeks and 3.5 pounds is she over weight .. lulu is a shi chi she is a girl

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I have a new 2 month old ShiChi breed. I am currently feeding him PetLac puppy milk replacement so I was just wondering exactly how much of that should I feed him throughout the day?

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Hello, At 8 weeks old your puppy should be able to eat puppy food. You can add a little bit of this milk to their puppy food to help entice them to eat. Your puppy should eat 3 to 4 times a day.
5 months, 3 weeks ago
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HEYYY!!! So i have a pet shichi and he`s 5 weeks old but he has small little skinny blackish-brownish bugs on him. and as his owner wanted to know if that was usaul ,should i take him a bath, or to the vet???

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Book me a walkiee?
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