Juliet the Papastzu (Papillon / Shih Tzu mix) at 1 year old— "Juliet is the light in life. She loves people and Hates being alone. She is a very playful and loves to be outside, however also seems to wander if not kept in a contained area or on a leash. She weighs a little over 6 lbs."
The Papastzu, also called Papi Tzu, is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Papillon 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.
Lulu the Papastzu (Papillon / Shih Tzu mix) at 1 year old laying in her bed with her red ball in her mouth.
Pressley the Papi Tzu is ½ Shih Tzu and ½ Papillon. Her owner says, "She is just a joy! In this pic she is 8½ weeks old and weighs 1.8 pounds."
"Toast the Papi Tzu puppy at 3 months old is a Papillon / Shih Tzu mix."
"This is Gumbo the Papi Tzu puppy at 3 months old. At 6 months he weighed 4.5 lbs. He is a bundle of joy. He doesn’t bark much at all and is very lovable. He can jump like a Papillion, but has the shorter legs of a Shih-Tzu. Everyone that sees him always asks me what type of dog he is because he’s so cute. I love my little Gumbo."
Gumbo the Papi Tzu all grown up at 8 years old—"He's a full 5.5 lbs. Gumbo has been the best lovable dog ever! Everyone loves him and always wants to take him home!"
"Brutus and Maximus, my two Papi Tzus—Maximus is a Papillon / Shih Tzu mix, and Brutus is a miniature Papillon / Shih Tzu mix. This picture is of Brutus at 4 months and Maximus at 1 year. They are adorable, sweet little boys. Maximus likes to chew socks and loves to look out the window. Brutus likes to follow Max around and do everything his big brother does."
"Betsy is a Shih Tzu crossed with a Papillon. Her mother is the Shih and her father is the Pap. She is shown here at about 6 months old, and is an absolutely wonderful dog. She is obedient, gentle, sweet, happy, energetic, but most of all loving. Betsy from day one has been as good as gold. She was housetrained within the first few days. She has never chewed anything forbidden and if when she was really little she took what was not allowed, the minute you saw her she would drop it!! We have had Betsy now for nearly 4 months and she has not once growled!! The most placid dog I know."
Betsy the Shih Tzu / Papillon mix as a 2-month-old puppy in the grass
"This is Luci, my 6-year-old Shih-Tzu / Papillon mixed breed. Luci is a wonderful dog, with one exception: In the house, she is extremely yappy, alerting to every possible sound. Other than that, she loves everybody and everybody loves her. She loves to go for long walks and is learning to be around other dogs, though she'd much prefer to be in someone's lap."