Schweenie (Shih-Tzu x Dachshund)
What is it? It’s a schweenie! With the height of a Shih-Tzu, but the length of a Dachshund, this pup is a strong Shih-Tzu crossbreed. Although it may be one of the more muscular mixes, it does not lack in the cute department. Its snout is a bit longer than the Shih-Tzu’s thanks to the Dachshund, and its stature makes it a little powerhouse worth doting over.
It loves to follow its owner everywhere it goes, can sometimes get destructive and moody, but ultimately is a sweet mix.
Shih-Mo (Shih-Tzu x American Eskimo)
Take long and silky and super fluffy, and what do you get? The Shih-Mo! For 20 years, breeders have mixed the Shih-Tzu and American Eskimo to create this long-haired marshmallow dog. The Shih-Mo loves and craves attention! Good thing, it’s too cute not to look at!
With a face that resembles the Shih-Tzu and the curled fluffy tail of the American Eskimo, it’s Shih-Tzu in the front and American Eskimo in the back. It is tall for its size, has more defined back legs, and big round eyes. What it lacks in a bark the Shih-Mo makes up for in grooming requirements. Its long, silky fur should be brushed every day.
Shorgi (Shih-Tzu x Corgi)
The Shorgi is a cross between the Shih-Tzu and none other than the world’s latest internet dog breed sensation, the Corgi. Unlike most Shih-Tzu mixes that inherit the calm and sociable demeanor of the Shih-Tzu, this breed tends to be a bit more territorial. It’s only because the Shorgi becomes devoted to its family, though. Fair warning, Shorgis can be a bit stubborn.
Stubbornness aside, there’s no resisting that fuzzy snout. The Shorgi has no one significant look to it. It could have floppy ears or pointy ears, a shorter coat or a long one. Regardless of its fur, coloring, or ear shape, all Shorgis do share one thing in common. It has squat little legs just like the Corgi!
Royal Designer Dogs
There are tons of other Shih-Tzu mixes out there, which has given the world some of the cutest designer dogs we could call our companion. If you are looking to adopt a Shih-Tzu mix, make sure you are supporting breeders who breed these pups ethically. When you do finally adopt your puppy, just remember that they are technically royalty thanks to one of their parents: the Shih-Tzu.