List of Popular Shih Tzu Mixes

Shih Tzu mixes, being happy and affectionate, are commonly bred to be a companion that can adapt to apartment living. Known to be friendly towards strangers, these crosses do not make good watchdogs. The mixes typically possess an elegant appearance like the Shih Tzu parent, alongside the personality traits of their other purebred parent.

Shih Tzu Mixes

1. Shih-Poo (Shih Tzu X Poodle)

A quiet and willing dog, the Shih-Poo has a friendly demeanor and is always looking to please its people.

2. Shichi (Shih Tzu X Chihuahua)

Its personality can be described as protective, affectionate, playful, lively, and aggressive.

Shorkie Tzu

3. Shorkie Tzu (Shih Tzu X Yorkshire Terrier)

It is highly enthusiastic, and its stubborn temperament makes it somewhat challenging to train.

4. Mal-Shi (Maltese X Shih Tzu)

It is a fun-loving designer dog that loves to play with older children.

5. Shichon (Shih Tzu X Bichon Frise)

Known for its soft-toy appearance, the Shichon gets along well with other pets and kids in the family.

6. Shiranian (Shih Tzu X Pomeranian)

The Shiranian is extremely energetic for its size and needs moderate exercise, including short, regular walks.

Pug-Zu

7. Pug-Zu (Pug X Shih Tzu)

Its sweet, loving, and playful personality make it a people-friendly dog.

8. Silky Tzu (Silky Terrier X Shih Tzu)

Characterized by a cute, furry appearance and an affectionate demeanor, the Silky Tzu makes a good apartment dog.

Bully-Tzu

9. Bully-Tzu (Bulldog X Shih Tzu)

The Bully-Tzu is a gentle designer dog that inherits the protective instinct from its Bulldog parent and the loving personality of a Shih Tzu.

Shih Apso

10. Shih Apso (Shih Tzu X Lhasa Apso)

It remains close to its family members and may have an occasional stubborn or independent streak.

11. Shinese (Shih Tzu X Pekingese)

This cute little designer dog can be independent-natured and requires consistent training.

Schnau-Tzu

12. Schnau-Tzu (Miniature Schnauzer X Shih Tzu)

The Schnau-Tzu inherits the friendliness and confidence of a Shih Tzu and the liveliness of a Miniature Schnauzer.

13. Schweenie (Shih Tzu X Dachshund)

A cute and cuddly toy dog, the Schweenie is always eager to please its people.

Jack Tzu

14. Jack Tzu (Jack Russell Terrier X Shih Tzu)

It is usually a good addition to families with older children and other household pets.

15. Bea-Tzu (Beagle X Shih Tzu)

Known for its loyalty, intelligence, and protectiveness, the Bea-Tzu may also display possessiveness around its loved ones.

Havashu

16. Havashu (Havanese X Shih Tzu)

It is a fun-loving, cuddly designer dog that can be occasionally mischievous because of its curious mind.

17. Cock-A-Tzu (Cocker Spaniel X Shih Tzu)

A well-behaved dog, the Cock-A-Tzu bonds closely with its owner and wants to be at the center of attention.

Shorgi

18. Shorgi (Shih Tzu X Welsh Corgi)

It can suffer from separation anxiety, displaying rambunctious behavior when left alone for long periods.

BoShih

19. BoShih (Boston Terrier X Shih Tzu)

It is an alert and highly intuitive dog that needs early socialization because of its occasional headstrong nature.

20. Shiffon (Shih Tzu X Brussels Griffon)

Being a sweet, intelligent, and affectionate designer dog, the Shiffon makes a great family companion.

Ratshi Terrier

21. Ratshi Terrier (Rat Terrier X Shih Tzu)

Because of its terrier ancestry, it can be occasionally nippy unless trained early.

Jatzu

22. Jatzu (Japanese Chin X Shih Tzu)

The Jatzu is usually peaceful with everyone in the family and can adapt well to both large and small living spaces.

Aside from the popular mixes listed above, the Shih Tzu also makes some good family pets when mixed with purebreds like the Pit Bull, Siberian Husky, German Shepherd, Labrador Retriever, Golden Retriever, Papillon, Australian Shepherd, Border Collie, Cairn Terrier, Rottweiler, and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

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