Shibapoo Puppies for Sale in Clearwater
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Shibapoo Breed Info
The Shiba-Poo is a designer hybrid cross between a pure breed Shiba Inu and a small Poodle.
Shibapoos are a mix between the Shiba Inu and the Poodle. They are small to medium-sized dogs that are a "designer breed." They are popular for their favorable behavioral qualities, ease of care, and adorable appearance. Other names for Shibapoos are Poo-Shis, Shibadoodles, and Shiba-Poodle Mixes.
Poo-shis are smaller than most dogs but are much bigger than a Shih Tzu, Dachshund, or other small dogs. They will weigh about 15-30 pounds and are between 10 and 20 inches tall. With most dog breeds, males are generally bigger than females.
Their coat can be any color. Popular colors include black, white, apricot, red, and sable. In addition, they have a long coat that people describe as "teddy bear-like."
Like most Poodle mixes, their fur is curly and non-shedding. However, they get their distinctive, curved-back tail shape from the Shiba Inu. They also get their skull structure and ear shape from the Shiba and their alert and intelligent expression.
Like any designer breed, the dog's appearance depends mainly on the genes of the parents. However, it also depends on the percentage of Poodle genes and Shiba Inu genes that the pup inherits. As a result, some Shibapoos may look more like Poodles, while others may look more like Shiba Inus. But in general, they will have a long coat, a curly tail, and an intelligent expression.
Generally, Shibapoos live long lives (12-15 years) and are a great choice for people looking for a relatively low-maintenance dog. However, there are a few routine check-us that we recommend you do to ensure your dog stays healthy.
If you take your Shibapoo in for these check-ups once per year, you can be sure that you are doing everything to keep them healthy and happy. A common mistake that new dog owners make is forgetting to budget for veterinary costs.
The Shiba Inu is a small, Spitz-type dog originally bred in Japan. Some believe them to be descendants of the ancient dogs of Tibet and China, and their history dates back to 300 B.C. The Shiba Inu was originally a hunting dog that caught small game animals in the Japanese wilderness.
The name "Shiba Inu" comes from their hunting abilities. The word "Shiba" means "brushwood," where they predominantly hunted. The term "Inu" means "dog."
Shiba Inus faced extinction during World War II primarily due to bombing raids and distemper, a canine virus. However, thanks to the efforts of a few breeders and enthusiasts, the Japanese saved the Shiba Inu from extinction.
In 1952, the first Shiba Inu came to the United States, and the breed became registered with the American Kennel Club in 1992. They are a world-renowned breed and are one of Japan's national dogs.
The Shiba Inu breed owes much of its American popularity to the famous "Doge" meme, which began by featuring a Shiba Inu with captions like "Such Wow." Because of this viral meme, the Shiba Inu is also the face of one of the world's most prominent and captivating cryptocurrencies, Dogecoin.
The Poodle is commonly associated with the French but was actually a German duck hunting dog. The Poodle is a very old breed that dates back to the 1500s. They were initially bred as water dogs and were used to retrieve ducks from the water.
The name "Poodle" comes from the German word "pudelin," which means "to splash in the water." Poodles tended to get very wet when catching ducks, so they gave the breed that name.
A German immigrant first introduced the Poodle to France in the 1700s. They were immediately popular in France and soon became a sign of wealth that French nobles used to show off their status. Eventually, most of Europe followed suit. To this day, the Poodle is still the national dog of France.
While Poodles were once a standard variety, they are now available in three sizes: standard, miniature, and toy. They are also available in various colors, including black, white, apricot, red, brown, sable, particolored, and silver. They are also popular show dogs and perform well in agility and obedience competitions.
Due to their favorable features (beautiful curly coat, friendly personality, lack of shedding), Poodles are one of the most popular breeds in the world. They are also commonly bred with other breeds to make the designer breed "doodles."
The history of the Shibapoo is much more recent than the history of the Shiba Inu or the Poodle. Shiba Inus did not come to America until the 1950s, and it wasn't until the 1980s that people mixed other breeds with poodles to limit shedding.
It isn't sure when the first Shibapoo was born, but it was likely three decades ago. This is roughly the same time the Australian Shepherd Poodle Mix (Aussiedoodle) and the Labrador Poodle Mix (Labradoodle) began popping up.
Recently, they have grown in popularity for many reasons that the Poodle is famous: they are friendly, non-shedding, and come in numerous colors. They are also considered a relatively healthy breed that doesn't often suffer from genetic health problems.
Shibapoos are friendly and good with children. They make great family dogs and get along well with other pets. They are also intelligent and easy to train, making them a good choice for people who want a dog that can be obedience-trained. They can be a bit sassy, but you can get them to do just about anything you want with ongoing training.
They are active dogs and love to play, but they can also be content just lying around the house. They are known to be "busybodies" and are always up for a good game of fetch or hide-and-seek. In some cases, bringing another dog into your home can work very well for your Shibapoo, as it may be an ideal way to help it get out its extra energy.
Your Shibapoo puppy will be a life companion. Because they would rather be with you than left alone, you can ensure that your Shibapoo will be a loyal and loving pet.
Shibapoos are also nice around other pets, including dogs and cats. Because they are active and playful, they may try to play with other pets, but they are not likely to be aggressive.
However, if you adopt a smaller pet, they may try to chase it around. Since both the Shiba Inu and the Poodle come from hunting backgrounds, they have an innate desire to pursue small things.
However, because they grow so attached to their owners, you can expect them to show aggression towards anything that tries to come too close to you. This could be a stranger or another pet that wants to share your attention.
Where will the dog feel best?
Owning any dog comes with its own responsibilities, which are essential to know before adopting. Shibapoos love to be around their family and should not be left alone for long periods. If you cannot spend enough time with your dog, it is best to reconsider owning one.
All dogs, especially Shibapoo puppies, are curious by nature and will explore their surroundings. So make sure to puppy-proof your house before bringing your Shibapoo home. This means that you should put away any hazardous chemicals or objects they may want to chew on. Also, if you have any fragile things that you don't want broken, put these away until your Poo-Shi has proper training.
Since Shibapoos are so friendly, it is vital to make sure they interact well with other people and animals from an early age. Start socializing your dog at a young age by taking them to the dog park, introducing them to new friends, or enrolling them in a puppy training class. This will help ensure that they grow up to be well-adjusted dogs.
Poodles and Shibas are both prone to allergies, so your Poo-Shi must have a comfortable place to rest where they will not expose themselves to allergens. For example, you could purchase an air purifier for your home or invest in a dog bed specifically for dogs with allergies.
The type of coat your Poo-Shi inherits makes a difference in how much you will have to groom them. For example, if they have a curly, non-shedding coat, you will only need to brush them every couple of days.
However, if their coat is straighter and sheds (like their Shiba parent), you will probably need to brush them every day. Also, keep in mind that you will need to take them to a groomer more often to prevent their curly coat from matting if they take after the Poodle.
They do not need bathing very often as these dogs rarely develop odors. However, we recommend that you still clean them once every two weeks. But beware: like their Shiba Inu parent, they notoriously dislike taking baths (and being wet in general). Their ears should be checked for wax build-up and cleaned regularly as well.
The Poo-Shi is relatively laid back; it does not need much exercise. So don't worry if you work long hours, spend time out of the house, or run errands on the weekends. This dog is content with 30 minutes of exercise daily. Because they don't need too much activity or space, they are great apartment dogs.
Neither a Shiba Inu nor a Poodle has a thin coat. Therefore, if you live in a hot area, you will need to keep your Poo-Shi inside during the day. It is best to take them out early in the morning or after the sun sets.
As far as diet goes, any high-quality kibble or dry dog food will do. However, we do recommend that you avoid feeding them too many table scraps, as this can lead to obesity. When feeding your Shibapoo, be sure to measure out their food and avoid giving them too many treats.
We also recommend feeding your dog a diet that is appropriate for its life stage. For example, puppies should be fed a puppy food formula, while seniors should be fed a senior formula. This will help ensure that they are getting the nutrients they need at every stage of their life.
Believe it or not, small dogs actually need to eat more calories per pound than large dogs. We recommend selecting a calorie-dense food for your Shibapoo in order to obtain optimum health.