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Poo-Shi puppies for sale
  • Breed: Poo-Shi
  • Group: Designer/Hybrid
  • Height: 10-20"
  • Weight: 14-20 lbs
  • HypoAllergenic: yes
  • Coat: Short and Coarse to Medium and Wavy
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Our Poo-Shi puppies for sale are a cross between a Shiba Inu and a Poodle. Also called Shibapoos and Shibadoodles, this breed is loyal, intelligent, protective, and affectionate. Poo-Shis can look like Poodles or Shiba Inus and weigh 14-20 pounds. 

The name Poo-Shi is easily confused with Shih-Poo, which is Shih Tzu and Poodle mix. 

Browse our Poo-Shi puppies for sale, and bring home a new furry friend and some laughter, love, and friendship!

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overview of the Poo-Shi Dog Breed

Are you looking for a small dog that’s loyal, protective, and active?

Take a look at our Poo-Shi puppies for sale below!

Poo-Shi puppies are a cross between the Poodle and Shiba Inu. Measuring 10-20 inches tall at the shoulder, they are a great size for small houses or apartments! They bond quickly with their human family and are wary of strangers. Poo-Shis, also called Shibapoos, are smart and love to learn commands or stay busy with a game of fetch or a romp around the yard!

Adopt your Poo-Shi puppy today and experience the joy of a playful and intelligent companion!

You can also browse our other puppy breeds on our “all breeds” page.

Poo-Shi temperament

Intelligent: Both Poodles and Shiba Inus can learn an incredible amount of commands. Such intelligence means that Poo-Shis need opportunities to use their mind – do not keep them in a kennel. They need to be part of the family and allowed to interact and work with humans.

Active: Pooshis are active dogs that require regular exercise and mental stimulation. They enjoy playtime and outdoor activities.

Alert: Poodles and Shiba Inus both tend to be alert and make good watchdogs. They are often quick to notice changes in their environment. Pooshis often inherit this trait.

Independent: Poo-Shis are intelligent, but they also have a stubborn streak. Consistency and follow-through are needed in training this breed because they are free-thinkers! If they sense you’re not fully in charge, they will do what they want.

Active and playful: While Shiba Inus have strong, athletic builds and love to walk, run, or play fetch, Poodles love to be the center of attention! They are attentive to their owners and love doing tricks.

Protective: A Poo-Shi is protective and probably won’t get along well with other dogs, although they are affectionate and loyal towards their family. Early and regular socialization is important to help them become well-balanced dogs.

Loyal: Poo-Shis bond quickly with their human family and love to cuddle! While they are a confident and independent breed, they don’t enjoy being left alone for long periods of time. Their favorite place to be is by their owner’s side!

Poo-Shi Breed history

Poo-Shis have a variety of names, including Shiba-poo, Shibapoo, and Shibadoodle.
It is important to note that the name Poo-Shi is very similar to Shih-Poo, which is a cross between Shih Tzu and a Poodle.
Poo-Shis can be registered with:

Poo-Shi a newer designer dog and doesn’t have a lot of recorded history at this point. However, we can learn a lot about this breed by looking at the history of the Poodle and the Shiba Inu.

The History of the Poodle
Although Poodles are the national dog of France, they originated in Germany, where they were bred and used as retrieving water dogs. At that time, the Poodle’s showy haircut was practical – it allowed the Poodle to move about easily while hunting while still protecting certain parts of its body, such as the paws, chest, and head.

With its elegance and intelligence, the poodle became a popular breed among the French nobles and in other parts of Europe. Because of their trainable, attention-loving nature and showy looks, Poodles were often used in the circus. They have also been used for hunting truffles- underground mushrooms- with their long snouts.

The Standard Poodle was downsized to the Miniature and the Toy Poodle. If they are well-bred, each breed is a replica of each other.

Today, the Miniature Poodle is the most popular size of poodle, and the three sizes together rank ninth in the breeds registered with AKC.

The History of the Shiba Inu
The Shiba Inu is an ancient breed from Japan; reportedly as old as 300 bc!.
The word “Shiba” means ‘brushwood’ or ‘red.’ This breed was used for flushing birds and other game from the brush for hunters.

After World War ll, the Shiba Inu population was dangerously low. Bombing raids and an outbreak of distemper had the Shiba Inu near extinction.

However, the remaining Shiba Inus were moved to the countryside, and breeding programs were established. The Shiba Inus we have today are the results of those bloodlines.

The first Shiba Inu was brought to the United States in 1954 by a military family. However, the first US litter wasn’t born until 1970.

The Shiba Inu was accepted by the AKC in 1992.

In 2013, a Shiba Inu named Bhodi became an online sensation after his owners posted photos of him wearing mens’ clothing. Today, Bhodi partners with clothing brands, models men’s clothing, and gives his many followers lots of laughs.

The Shiba Inu’s compact size, intelligence, and good looks have led to an increase in popularity in recent years.

Today, the Shiba Inu ranks number forty-four out of breeds registered with AKC and is the most popular dog owned in Japan!

Poo-Shi Average size

Poo-Shis weigh 14-20 pounds and are 10-20 inches tall at the shoulder.

Average Poo-Shi lifespan

Poo-Shis, or Shibadoodles, usually live 13-17 years.

Poo-Shi body features

Poo-Shis can look like the Shiba Inu, or they can favor the Poodle.

Shiba Inus have pointed ears, dark eyes, and a plush coat.

Poodles have round ears that hang close to the sides of their head, dark eyes, and a curly coat.

Poo-Shis can be cream, white, apricot, red, sable, brown, black, or tan.

grooming Your Poo-Shi Puppy

Poo-Shis, or Shibadoodles, can have coats that favor the Poodle or the Shiba Inu, or they can be a combination of both. Talk to your vet about specific care for your Poo-Shih.

Poodle Coat Care
Although Poodles are known for minimal shedding, their curly coats still need some extra care. They need to be groomed every 4-6 weeks and brushed regularly, or their coat will become matted and tangled. You can take your Poo-Shi to the groomer or learn to give them a haircut by yourself.

Shiba Inu Coat Care
Shiba Inus have gorgeous, naturally clean coats!

Since they have a double coat, they will shed heavily twice a year and minimally the rest of the year. During their heavy shedding season, they will need extra brushing and bathing to help loosen and remove hair.

Your Poo-Shi, or Shibapoo, will also need its teeth brushed nails trimmed regularly.

Keeping Your Poo-Shi Puppy Healthy

Poo-Shis are a generally healthy breed; however, it’s essential for dog owners to be aware of conditions that may affect their dog.
Poo-Shis are susceptible to the health conditions of both Poodles and Shiba Inus. Let’s take a look.
Conditions that can affect Poodles:

Conditions that can affect Shiba Inus:

Protecting Your Dog from Obesity
You can protect your dog from one of the most common health problems: obesity. One of the best ways to extend your dog’s life is by feeding them the correct amount of food and giving them adequate exercise.

Hip and Elbow Dysplasia
Like all dog breeds, they are at risk for hip and elbow dysplasia, two of the most common health issues in dogs.

Hip and elbow dysplasia occurs when the thigh bone doesn’t fit snugly into the hip and can result in limping, lameness, or arthritis if it’s not addressed.
Hip and elbow dysplasia can be genetic, or it can be caused by environmental factors such as overeating or injuries.

Here are some ways to prevent hip dysplasia in your puppy:

  1. Ask the breeder for an OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) Hip Clearance. Dogs with hip dysplasia shouldn’t be bred.
  2. Talk to your vet about the right food for your puppy and stick to the correct amount to prevent unhealthy growth.
  3. Keep your puppy from running or jumping excessively on hard surfaces and from standing on their hind legs.

Typical Poo-Shi Allergens

Allergens are caused by dander, which is dead skin cells. Both animals and humans shed these skin cells. Dander is attached to the hair that dogs shed.
Poodles are a low-shed breed, and people with allergies can often tolerate them. However, simply breeding a poodle with another breed doesn’t automatically make the puppies hypoallergenic.

Each puppy has a different combination of genes, so your Shi-Poo puppy may have the coat of a Poodle or a Shiba Inu. While Shiba Inus are very clean dogs, they do shed heavily twice a year and are not considered allergen-friendly dogs.

Spending time with a puppy before adopting them is a good way to know if you are triggered by their allergens.

If you or someone in your home has allergies, please talk to your family physician before adopting a puppy.

  • 1. Are Poo-Shis stubborn and hard to train?
    Poo-Shis can have an attitude, which they inherit from the Shiba Inu side of their heritage. They may have their own ideas about things and ignore you if they don’t want to listen. This attitude should be nipped in the bud while your dog is still young because it’s much harder to break a habit once it has formed in an adult dog. The bottom line is that training a Poo-Shi might require a little extra time, patience, and tenacity.
  • 2. Will my Poo-Shi become attached to me?
    Poo-Shis can become very attached to their owners and often display a possessive attitude towards them. They may not like sharing you with other pets or people.
  • 3. Can I keep my Poo-Shi outside?
    Poo-Shis are hardy enough to be outside dogs, but they thrive better when they are allowed to be with their families at all times. These pups love social interaction! Also, Poo-Shis will not hesitate to let you know they are upset if you let them outside all alone. They will use their voices and bark loudly to make sure you know they want to be back inside with you. This could become annoying both to you and your neighbors!
  • 4. I’m not very active. Will my Poo-Shi need lots of exercise and run me ragged?
    Individual energy levels and exercise needs may vary. In general, Poo-Shis are moderately active and will need at least a walk or a good run-around in the yard each day. If you neglect your Poo-Shi’s exercise needs, she may become bored and destructive, which is not something you want!
  • 5. Will I need to spend a lot of time grooming my Poo-Shi?
    That depends on which parent they take after. If your pup inherits a Shiba Inu-like coat, he will require more grooming, as Shiba Inus shed more than Poodles. If he inherits a Poodle coat, he’ll likely be low-maintenance. It’s safe to say that either way you will need to brush your dog regularly and may need to take the occasional trip to the groomers, but you will not need to spend hours grooming each day. However, these dogs rarely require bathing as they do not drool and do not normally develop an odor.
  • 6. I have downstairs neighbors who like quiet. Will my Poo-Shi bark a lot?
    Poo-Shis do like to bark. They’ll bark to alert you of every new thing they see or sense, and they’ll become quite vocal if left alone for long periods of time. If you have neighbors who like quiet, you may need to work hard to teach your Poo-Shi to mind her tongue.
  • 7. Will my Poo-Shi leave hair all over my house?
    How much your Poo-Shi sheds depends on which parent they take after. Poodles are a very low-shedding breed, so if your Poo-Shi takes after their Poodle parent, they likely won’t shed much. Shiba Inus shed more than Poodles, and will shed very heavily twice a year. Your Poo-Shi has just as much chance of inheriting the high-shedding traits of the Shiba Inu as the low-shedding trait of the Poodle.
  • 8. What about my other pets? Will my Poo-Shi get along with my cat? My dog? My hamster and canary?
    Poo-Shis are bred from two hunting breeds and have a high prey drive. This means that their relationship with your hamster and canary will likely be…problematic. It’s hard to get them to understand that their food is in their dish and NOT in the birdcage or hamster run. With other dogs, Poo-Shis don’t generally have any issues, and with cats, they can at least be civil, especially if they were raised alongside them. One thing to keep in mind, however, is that Poo-Shis can get a little possessive of you and your attention, and they may not like sharing you with another pet.
  • 9. I’ve never had a dog before. Is a Poo-Shi a good choice for me?
    Poo-Shis can make great first-time dogs as long as you understand what owning one requires. They are intelligent, fun, and come in a manageable size, but they can also be stubborn and possessive. A Poo-Shi will take time, commitment, and energy from you. As long as you are willing to commit to your dog like you should, a Poo-Shi could be a great choice for you!
  • 10. Will my Poo-Shi get along with strangers?
    Poo-Shis are not a life-of-the-party type of dog. They tend to be a little more reserved and may even be wary of strangers if not properly socialized. If you want to bring out the extroverted side of your pup, you should be sure to give him adequate socialization when he is young. With good training and socialization, your Poo-Shi can become a very well-adjusted dog.

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