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Shih-Mo

American Eskimo / Shih Tzu Mixed Breed Dogs

Information and Pictures

Close up front view - A happy-looking, soft, wavy coated, white Shih-Mo is sitting on a tiled floor, it is looking up, its head is tilted to the right, its mouth is open, its tongue is out and it looks like it is smiling. It has round black eyes and a black nose.

Siubak the Shih-Mo (American Eskimo / Shih Tzu hybrid) at 14 months old and 9.5 lbs—"From his purebred Shih Tzu father he got the extremely soft coat that doesn’t shed. The long legs are from his miniature American Eskimo mother. He is eager to please, very happy, knows many tricks and is VERY obedient. Despite being such a little dog, he is a good exercise partner, he loves running alongside my bike, and he can go for hours before he slows down to take a drink, and go again."

Description

The Shih-Mo is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the American Eskimo 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.

Recognition

ACHC = American Canine Hybrid Club

DDKC = Designer Dogs Kennel Club

DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.

IDCR = International Designer Canine Registry®

A wavy coated, soft looking, white Shih-Mo is standing up against a surface, its hind legs are on a tiled floor and it is looking up.

Siubak the Shih-Mo (American Eskimo / Shih Tzu mix breed dog) at 14 months old and 9.5 lbs., “asking” and “dancing” for treat

Close up - A white Shih-Mo is sitting on a tiled floor, it is looking forward and its mouth is open. It has longer hair on its ears.

Siubak the Shih-Mo (American Eskimo / Shih Tzu mix breed dog) at 14 months old and 9.5 lbs.

Close up - A white Shih-Mo is wearing a green jacket, it is sitting on a carpet, it is looking to the left and its head is slightly tilted to the right. It has longer straight hair on its ears and a thick wavy coat with round eyes and a black nose.

Siubak the Shih-Mo (American Eskimo / Shih Tzu mix breed dog) at 10 months old wearing a warm coat

Top down view of a soft looking white Shih-Mo puppy that is laying on its back stretched out across a tiled floor and it is looking up. Its body is white and its ears are tan.

Siubak the Shih-Mo (American Eskimo / Shih Tzu mix breed dog) puppy at 10 weeks old

A fluffy little white Shih-Mo puppy is sitting across a plastic white chair that has a maroon and green blanket covering it. The puppy is looking to the right.

Siubak the Shih-Mo (American Eskimo / Shih Tzu mix breed dog) puppy at 8 weeks old