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  • Activity Level: moderate
  • Grooming Level: high
  • Trainability: moderate
  • Adaptability: high
  • Kid/Pet Friendly: often
  • Average Size: Small
  • Prey Drive: low
  • Watchdog: chill
  • Registered?: other

Shih Apso Dog Breed Information

Mixed Breed


The Shih Apso is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between a Shih-Tzu and Lhasa Apso. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and understand that you can get any combination of the characteristics found in either breed. This designer breed is recognized by ACHC (American Canine Hybrid Club).

Make sure you understand and research all dog breeds you are looking to own before purchasing your puppy from one of our reputable breeders. Looking for your new pet can be very difficult and each puppy breed is different. You can do your research on the Shih Apso breed by reading our dog breed profiles on the Shih-Tzu and Lhasa Apso Terrier. To find your perfect puppy, navigate our Shih Apso puppies page below!