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    Hey guys, i recently got a new dog. I have been told that she could be a shihpoo (shih tzu X poodle). However, I am not fully convinced. Could anyone tell me what breed she really is? Thanks in advance
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    Welcome to the forum

    Its sometimes quite tricky to tell exactly what breeds make up dogs like this. My guess would be Bishon X Toy Poodle, but shih tzu X toy poodle is also quite likely, perhaps even maltese X poodle. Or perhaps your dogs parents were a mix of all of those breeds, as I said its really hard to know.

    Whatever he is, he is very cute

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    Quote Originally Posted by maddogdodge View Post
    Welcome to the forum

    Its sometimes quite tricky to tell exactly what breeds make up dogs like this. My guess would be Bishon X Toy Poodle, but shih tzu X toy poodle is also quite likely, perhaps even maltese X poodle. Or perhaps your dogs parents were a mix of all of those breeds, as I said its really hard to know.Whatever he is, he is very cute
    I agree. It doesn't matter really anyway, does it?

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    Thanks maddog I just looked at some photos of the Bishon x Toy Poodle, and I tell you what! Some look exactly like her And not at all Ranga I would just like to know some background of her But thanks so much for both of your input guys I really appreciate it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wooof View Post
    Thanks maddog I just looked at some photos of the Bishon x Toy Poodle, and I tell you what! Some look exactly like her And not at all Ranga I would just like to know some background of her But thanks so much for both of your input guys I really appreciate it!
    Ahh sorry, i got her gender wrong my mistake!

    I used to know a Bishon X Toy Poodle, (he passed away from old age a few years ago) He was a really nice little dog, very happy and friendly, quite intelligent too

    I know what you mean about wanting to know background on our dogs, I have spent way too long looking up photos of my aussie shepherd's relatives

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    Hahaha, mistaking genders must happen all the time :P So sorry to hear about your dog It is tough when you lose your bestfriend My little one is exactly how you described yours With an addition of being over energetic Every time I let her in, she bolts around the house and jumps on me Thanks for the input maddog

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    However, I am not fully convinced.
    This is pretty much the story of any puppy that you get that is a cross breed. They're mostly bred for cute puppies these days. Anything the breeder or pet shop or gum tree seller says about "non shedding", "best of both breeds", "lovely pet" and worst of all "doesn't need training" - is BS in my opinion.

    You could equally get a major shedder, worst of both breeds.

    The most important thing you can do with one of these puppy mill specials - is to get her out and about meeting lots of people of all ages and sexes and hair styles and noise level (amateur footy games are great for this). And lots of dogs - starting with small ones her own size - you really want to make sure she has all good experiences at least to start with. Dog clubs are good for this. You can just show up about 30 mins before their classes start and meet dogs on their way in and then go home.

    Whether you choose to join is up to you - depending on whether you think their training style suits you and your dog. Most dog clubs still use a lot of old school training (slip collar yank and crank) that is not always right for beginners and punishment like that tends to be less effective than other methods.

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    That's exactly right Hyancinth! I will give you the background of my dog. She was owned by my late grandmother, who was given the dog by her friend as a roughly one year old dog. As my grandmother was becoming sick, I received the dog to own. She is estimated to be 5 years old currently. She is trained already, so that is a plus. I appreciate your advice Thanks a heap!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wooof View Post
    Hahaha, mistaking genders must happen all the time :P So sorry to hear about your dog It is tough when you lose your bestfriend My little one is exactly how you described yours With an addition of being over energetic Every time I let her in, she bolts around the house and jumps on me Thanks for the input maddog
    Oh he wasn't my dog, he was my friends dog, i just knew him

    Over energetic sounds like just about every poodle i know (all the sizes) they're crazy dogs

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    She was owned by my late grandmother, who was given the dog by her friend as a roughly one year old dog.
    Good for you for giving this dog a "forever home". And old dogs and even 5yo dogs can learn new tricks - mine does. When she's not busy training me. And good on your grandmother for making sure she's trained.

    My house trained dog had an "accident" the other day at a friend's place. Friend said - let her off lead. My dog said let me in the yard - I said no - so my dog pee'd on their back door rug.

    I suspect another dog may have peed there before mine did - because my dog does like to go over the top of other dog's efforts... and spent the next 15 minutes in the back yard doing exactly that - this spot, that spot, this other spot, over here... Even tho she'd had a pee poop opportunity on the way to my friend's place. ARGH. Definitely not busting. Evil hound.

    Friend said she could hose off the rug. Phew. But embarrassing.

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