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Havanese / Shih Tzu Hybrid Dog

Information and Pictures

Burley, the Havanese / Maltese mix (Havamalt)

Lacy the Havashu (Havanese / Shih Tzu mix breed) as a puppy chewing on her stuffed monkey toy


The Havashu is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Havanese 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

DBR = Designer Breed Registry

DDKC = Designer Dogs Kennel Club

DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.

IDCR = International Designer Canine Registry®