The Shinese was developed as the cross between two Purebreds – Pekingese and Sih Tzu. They are a new breed and both of its parents have a royal and majestic background. They have a flat face with a droopy expression. Most dogs have a somewhat round head, with a short muzzle, and a pair of floppy ears. A majority of the Shinese dogs have short legs and a short tail.
- The Shinese dog’s country of origin is unclear, but both its parents come from China so it may be assumed that the Shih Tzu and the Pekingese mix was developed in China.
Facts About Shinese
|Breed Group||Companion dog, Guard dog|
|Country of Origin||NA|
|Other Names||The Shih Tzu and Pekingese mix, Shih-Tese, Peke-Tzu|
|Size and Height||Small, up to 13 inches|
|Weight||10-16 pounds (adults)|
|Competitive Registration / Qualification Information||DRA, DDKC, IDCR, ACHC, DBR|
|Litter Size||2-5 puppies|
|Colour||Brown, beige, black, red|
|Life Expectancy||12-15 years|
|Coat||Can have a double coat, silky, dense, soft, long|
Temperament & Personality
The Shinese dogs inherits the personality and character from both its parents. It is typical of these dogs to have a lot of energy and a playful attitude. Being naturally loyal and devoted to their owners and the family, they easily get separation anxiety attacks when the owner or the family leaves them alone for a prolonged period.
They can easily get depressed and become aloof and unresponsive if they are mistreated by their loved ones. These dogs are immensely protective of their family and will bark whenever they see an unfamiliar face in and around the house, so makes an excellent watchdog. The Shinese dog will prefer to walk on its own, instead of getting carried by someone outside.
The activity requirements vary from dog to dog, while some may need a moderate amount of activities, the rest may need a heavy dose of exercise on a daily basis. It all depends on the fact which parent’s side the dog inclines to. Shinese dogs will love to play outside, especially with other dogs. The owner can also enroll them in a puppy kindergarten class.
The Shinese with its long and thick hair needs regular brushing with a Vet approved pin brush, slicker brush and a regular brush to prevent tangling and matting. The owner should check the dog’s ear and eyes regularly to avoid irritation and infection. Owners should consult a professional groomer once each month. Brush their teeth regularly to prevent any long-term dental issue.
The Shinese dog can suffer from health issues such as Entropion, Skin fold Dermatitis, Brachycephalic syndrome, Exposure Keratopathy, Patellar Luxation, Invertrabral disc Disease, Eye conditions, Otitis Externa, Urothiliasis, Hydrocephalus, Mitral Valve Disease, and Cleft lip or palate. Occasional tests such as Respiratory tests, X-ray, Complete Physical examination, and Blood and Urine Protein screens can prevent the onset of various kind of diseases.
Basic training such as Obedience, Crate, and socialization training is exceptionally crucial for this breed. Commands like freeze, stop, sit and shhh will help in the training process. Training should always be complemented with numerous praises and food rewards.
A daily cup of dry dog food, divided into two to three servings will fulfill their nutritional needs.