Shihnese Shih-Tzu-Havanese Puppies for Sale in Maryland
Most commonly referred to as the shihnese, the shih tzu Havanese cross results in a small, toy-like dog that averages 12 pounds and 10 inches tall when fully grown. They often have a more shih tzu-like appearance, with a pointed nose and slightly bulging eyes, but have the soft, silky coat of the Havanese. Color options are almost limitless, ranging from black, brown and tan to cream and white and any combination thereof.
The shihnese gets its big personality from the shih tzu size, as these dogs were originally bred to be palace guards. They never let their size hold them back, and that can be an issue when it comes to larger dogs or very small children who haven’t yet learned to be careful with smaller dogs. This breed is very affectionate and makes a great lapdog, and they’re always up for learning new tricks. However, this enthusiasm doesn’t always extend to the everyday, which can make obedience training and housebreaking more difficult. The shihnese doesn’t need much exercise and is happy with a short walk up the street or just a run around the house.
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