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Bolognese / Shih Tzu Mixed Breed Dogs

Information and Pictures

A tiny tricolor fluffy white with black and tan puppy wearing a pink collar sitting down

"This is Pippin. She is a Shih Tzu / Bolognese mix at 2 months old. Her mom is the Shih Tzu and her dad is a Bolognese. She is quite the character; full of spunk and a very happy puppy."


The Bolo-Tzu is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Bolognese and the Shih Tzu. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.

  • ACHC = American Canine Hybrid Club
  • DDKC = Designer Dogs Kennel Club
  • DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.
  • IDCR = International Designer Canine Registry®