The Shih-Mo is considered a small to medium sized dogs. He typically has long legs and a compact body. His tail curls up across his back. His ears resemble the Shih Tzu’s. Many people think that the face of the Shih-Mo more closely resembles that of the Shih Tzu instead of the American Eskimo. The Shih-Mo has an alert appearance with bright, shining eyes. His hindquarters are well muscled and slightly larger than his chest area which gives him a cute and unusual form.