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Shih Mo

Shih Mo

Breed Characteristics

Group:Non-Sporting (Utility)
Life Span:10-13 Years

Shih Mo Build Information

The Shih-Mo is a hybrid breed cross between the American Eskimo Dog and the Shih Tzu. It is a small to medium breed, measuring around 12 to 18 inches high and with a weight of 12 to 24 pounds. The long, straight coat of the Shih-Mo, which should be regularly brushed and occasionally trimmed, can range in color from white to black, or be a mix of white, brown, and black.

Length (Male):13-20 in.
Length (Female):14-16 in.
Weight:15 - 25 lbs

Behaviour and Personality

This hybrid breed generally offers a friendly, gentle personality, though some may retain the stubborn, aggressive side of the Shih Tzu. They generally respond well to training. The Shih-Mo lives an average of 12 to 15 years.

Activity Level:Slightly Active
Affection Level:Affectionate
Kid Friendliness:Very Friendly


Colors:Black, Chocolate, Cream, White
Grooming:Medium Maintenance
Coat Type:Silky

Shih Mo Pet Insurance

When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.

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Breed Talents and Facts

Training:Moderately easy to train
Dutiful Watchdog:Yes