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Skip Shzu

Skip Shzu

Breed Characteristics

Life Span:15-20 Years

Skip Shzu Build Information

Skip-shzus are sturdy, hardy little dogs resulting from a cross between a Schipperke and a Shih Tzu. Standing no more than 13 inches in height, they possess a thick, muscular body and a heavy, dense coat of varying length

Length (Male):8-12 in.
Length (Female):8-10 in.
Weight:< 14 lbs

Behaviour and Personality

Highly alert and extremely intelligent, they usually do well around children and other pets. They are easily trained and can withstand more time alone than some of the other toy breeds. They tend to be more prone to ear and eye problems, so particular care should be given to these areas when grooming. Skip-Shzus are long lived, with a life span of 10 years or longer.

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


Grooming:Medium Maintenance
Coat Type:Silky

Skip Shzu 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