Shih Tzu Bulldog Mix - Bullshit Dog


The Shih Tzu Bulldog Mix, is a mixed breed dog resulting from breeding the Bulldog and the Shih Tzu. Is it more like the Bulldog or the Shih Tzu?  These are obviously very different breeds as the Shih Tzu is clearly very different than the Bulldog. Those are the questions we will try and answer below. Continue reading below to see pictures, videos, and learn more about the beautiful Bulldog   Mix.

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Shih Tzu Bulldog Mix - Bullshit Dog History

All hybrid or designer dogs are tough to get a good read on as there isn’t much history to them. Breeding specific dogs like this has become common in the last twenty years or so even though I am sure that this mixed breed found it’s share of dogs to the shelter due to accidental breeding. We will take a closer look at the history of both parent breeds below.  If you are looking at breeders for new, designer dogs please beware of Puppy Mills. These are places that mass produce puppies, specifically for profit and don’t care at all about the dogs. Please sign our petition to stop puppy mills.

Bulldog History:

The original intent of the bulldog was that they were bred to help butchers control livestock. It is a very old breed and by the 15th century, in addition to catching and herding horses, cattle, and boars in legitimate farming use. The very cruel and barbaric “sport” of bull-baiting was created. The intent of this was where dogs would latch onto a tethered bull’s nose and not let go until the dog had pulled the bull to the ground or the bull had killed the dog. If you can believe it, this lasted for a few centuries until this activity was banned in 1835. Being that this is such a violent activity, they were bred for aggression. After this ban, the more aggressive tendencies were not necessary and one might wonder why they would even stay a breed. Well, they are very faithful and loyal companions and are the official mascot for nearly 50 schools and five times as many secondary schools. They are also the unofficial mascot for the U.S. Marine Corps. They probably aren’t going anywhere.

Shih Tzu History:

The origin of the Shih Tzu dates back many centuries to ancient China and Tibet. It is thought that the breed developed by crossing miniature Chinese breeds with small Tibetan breeds – in particular, Lhasa Apsos with the Pekingese. The Shih Tzu was always a favorite of the Emperors of China. During the Tang Dynasty, a pair of these dogs were said to be given to the Chinese court by the king of Vigur. More were sent later by the people of the Ho Chou. In the mid-1600s, small dogs which resembled lions were brought from Tibet to China, and these dogs were used to develop the Shih Tzu breed we know today. The Shih Tzu was popular during the Ming Dynasty as well, favored by royalty and commoners alike.



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Shih Tzu Bulldog Mix - Bullshit Dog Size and Weight

Bulldog

Height: 12 - 16 inches at the shoulder

Weight: 40-55 lb.

Lifespan: 8-10 years


Shih Tzu

Height: 8 - 11 inches at the shoulder

Weight: 9 - 16 lb.

Lifespan: 10 - 16 years



Shih Tzu Bulldog Mix - Bullshit Dog Personality

This mix is a very intelligent, devoted and loyal companion. Both of these dogs are very friendly and loving dogs. There will be a unique offset of the two energy levels. She is calm, intelligent, confident and eager to please. While friendly she is wary of strangers and alert making a good watchdog. She gets along well with everyone and is quite a well mannered dog! She loves to have fun and play too and will need some outdoor space to do this in. She is loving, reliable, brave and warm.



Shih Tzu Bulldog Mix - Bullshit Dog Health

All dogs have the potential to develop genetic health problems as all breeds are susceptible to some things more than others. However, the one positive thing about getting a puppy is that you can avoid this as much as possible. A breeder should absolutely offer a health guarantee on puppies. If they won’t do this, then look no more and don’t consider that breeder at all. A reputable breeder will be honest and open about health problems in the breed and the incidence with which they occur. Health clearances prove that a dog has been tested for and cleared of a particular condition.

The  mixed with the Bulldog  might be prone to cardiac and respiratory disease, hip dysplasia, cherry eye, and other concerns. Highly prone to heat and breathing problems.

Note that these are just common problems in both breeds.



Shih Tzu Bulldog Mix - Bullshit Dog Care

What are the grooming requirements?

The combination of these different types of breeds should really make a more moderate shedder. Both of these are short-haired dogs that don’t shed all that much. Get ready to invest in a good vacuum if you want to keep your floors clean! Give them baths as needed, but not so much that you dry out their skin.

What are the exercise requirements?

This is a moderate energy dog that will need that from an owner. The Shih Tzu has a lot more energy than the Bulldog and it really depends on which parent they take after. This dog really shouldn’t be pushed in the exercise department. A tired dog is a good dog. Never tie your dog up outside - that is inhumane and not fair to him.

What are the training requirements?

It will need a strong, firm handler that is consistent and won’t let this dog take advantage of them. All dogs respond best to positive reinforcement. So make sure to praise her when she does well. She is an intelligent dog who loves to please, and loves a physical challenge. The more exercise she gets the easier she will be to train. Proper socialization is imperative to all dogs and puppies. Make sure to take her to the park and doggy day care to get her around as many people and dogs as possible.



Shih Tzu Bulldog Mix - Bullshit Dog Feeding

A lot of times diet is done on a per-dog basis. Each one is unique and has different dietary requirements. Most dogs in the U.S. are overweight. A mix like this one that is prone to hip and elbow dysplasia should really be on fish oil and glucosamine and chondroitin supplements as soon as possible.

Overfeeding any dog is not a good idea as that can really exacerbate health problems such as elbow and hip dysplasia.

A good diet to look into is Raw Food Diet. A raw food diet will be especially good for the Wolf background.


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