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Old 04-18-2012, 10:13 AM
 
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Question Papillon Shih-Tzu Mix questions...

We have lost both of our purebred Papillons and are ready to love again. We are looking at a female papillon/shih-tzu mix this time. Her mom is a papillon/shih tzu mix and her dad is an AKC papillon. My question is this: I have never owned a shih tzu and have read LOTS of posts online about people complaining about the odor of the shih tzu - just minutes after it is given a bath. Has anyone else had this experience with a mix? Also - when they mix breeds and one has a single coat (papillon) and the other has a double coat (shih-tzu) what does the offspring get? Would love any insight from anyone who has loved a papillon-shih tzu mix.
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Rural Western TN
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being its a mutt theres no way to tell What the puppies woudl come out like, some will look more like the mother, some more like the father and some will be somewhere in the middle...

please DO NOT support people purposely mixing breeds like this, they are BYBS with no health testing or care, you could finda perfectly good mixed breed puppy in ANY shelter across this coutry. either rescue or do the work to find a RESPONSIBEL breeder who health tests screens and proves their dogs.

NOONE can ever guarentee you want a mixed breed personality,coat type or body structure will be...
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Old 04-18-2012, 01:01 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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Like Foxy said these are Mutts Please dont buy into the disigner dog hype! I hoping your thinking of getting a rescue already needing a home. In which case the dog its self will tell you what it coat is like. You may or may not get a double coat you may or may not need to run the dog to the groomers for trims. You may or may not end up with a short legged dog that might be heavy boned & unable to breath right do to the short nose. Cant tell a thing til they are born & older. IF this breeding has Not ocured or the people are Asking for money Run Fast the other way!! I have a pap & I been around shih-tuz NO Way I would delibertly mix those to breeds together.
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Old 04-18-2012, 01:13 PM
 
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I've rescued plenty of Shih tzu and never had a problem with an odor. Never.

And, as far as the rest of your post, I agree with Foxy and Katie.

Best of luck to you.

Second Right.
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Old 04-18-2012, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Boonies
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Odor after a bath? We owned a shihtzu, our favorite pet of all time and I don't remember an odor. They are such wonderful little dogs. I hope to own one again someday.
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Old 04-18-2012, 02:48 PM
 
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Mine's a shih tzu mix and this is the first I've heard about an odor. Certainly have not noticed it coming from her!
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Old 04-18-2012, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Stuck in NE GA right now
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I'd also check with breed rescue groups if you want another Pap.
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:27 PM
 
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I've rescued plenty of Shih tzu and never had a problem with an odor. Never.

And, as far as the rest of your post, I agree with Foxy and Katie.

Best of luck to you.

Second Right.
I've rescued two Shih Tzu/Bichon mix dogs and they are two of the smartest, nicest dogs I've ever seen. The Shih Tzu is the best part of them.

My dogs were rescued from a great breeder for a fee LOL
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Old 04-19-2012, 11:26 AM
 
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If you favor a breed or type, you can always check petfinder to see if there are any mixes that mostly that type. That's how I got my Artie- "Wonder if there are any cattle dogs on the East Coast?" although I still am not sure he's part cattle dog, he's all mine.
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:50 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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Yes there are!
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