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The Skip-Shzu is a rare crossbreed of Shih Tzu and Schipperke. It comes in various colors like brown, black, creme, white, and red. They have dark brown eyes with pointy ears. This short-muzzled dog does not like being alone for long intervals. Their exercise needs are minimum, and this makes it a perfect pet for apartment lives. It is a great companion with an extended lifespan of about 15-18 years.

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They are curious, smart, playful, and affectionate lapdogs. Their cuddling nature makes them quite adorable. They are wonderful watchdogs too and alerts their owner quickly. Although they may not be suitable for small children due to its small size and feisty nature. These little creatures are difficult to train because of their stubborn temper and thus not suitable for novice owners.

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The average size is between 10-13 inches.
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It weighs between 10-15 lbs when fully grown.
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General Health

This is a healthy breed with only a few health concerns. However, it is best to take good care of your pet by keeping him vaccinated and always concern a vet if any health issue arrives. Major concerns • Hip Dysplasia Minor concerns • Cataracts • Hypothyroidism • Glaucoma • Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD)

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Since it is a designer dog, there is very little information available about its history. Although its parents have quite some history. The Schipperke, also known as ‘Dutch dog’ is a Sheepdog developed in Belgium. It was bred for vermin control and watchdog. The American Kennel Club recognized it in the year 1929. While the Shih-Tzu is an ancient dog from China, it was bred for several years in secrecy until brought to England. Soon it became popular in the US, and the American Kennel Club recognized it in the year 1969. Today, it is among the top 20 breeds.

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The straight coat is normally dense and hence requires daily brushing to remove tangles and dead skin. You can give them a bathe every once in a month or as needed. Skip-Shzus are prone to dental genetic problems, therefore brush their teeth atleast three times a week to prevent any periodontal disease. Also, keep a check on ears by cleaning them with a wet cotton bud or cloth to prevent any infection or injury and don’t forget to clip their nails or else get it done with a professional groomer.

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Ideal Environment

The Skip-shzu is energetic, although it does not require any vigorous exercises because of its small built. Allow them to engage in activities that require both physical and mental growth to stay healthy and pleased. Though they can alone gain their activity needs through indoor games, it is best to expose them with the outside surroundings as well. You can take them to a short walk, or beach and dedicate some of your quality time as they love a day out with their owners.

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