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Shih-Poo vs Maltipoo vs Goldendoodle Comparison - Dog breed selector: Cross between the Shih Tzu and Toy Poodle or Maltepoo or Curly Golden? Find the right dog for you

"Find similarities and differences between Shih-Poo vs Maltipoo vs Goldendoodle" Compare Shih-Poo and Maltipoo. Which is better: Shih-Poo or Maltipoo or Goldendoodle?
Name Shih-Poo Maltipoo Goldendoodle
OriginsChina Tibet Germany France Italy United States Canada
Group Designer Dogs Designer Dogs Companion Dogs
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Cross between the Shih Tzu and Toy Poodle
Shoodle
Pooshi
Maltepoo, Maltapoo, Moodle, Malt-A-Poo, Multapoo, Multipoo, Malte-Poo, Maltapoo, Multapoo, Multi-Poo, Maltese-Poodle, Malt-oodles, MaltiPoodle, mPoo Curly Golden, Curly Retriever, Goldenpoo
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Shih-Poo vs Maltipoo vs Goldendoodle breed type comparison:
Cross Breed Cross Breed Cross Breed
AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
Not recognized by any clubs. Continental Kennel Club
American Canine Hybrid Club
Designer Breed Registry
Designer Dogs Kennel Club
National Maltipoo Club
Maltipoo Club of America
American Canine Hybrid Club
Designer Breed Registry
Designer Dogs Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
International Designer Canine Registry
Price
Which is cheaper Shih-Poo or Maltipoo or Goldendoodle? Which is more expensive?
800-1200 $400-$2000 600-800

Shih-Poo vs Maltipoo vs Goldendoodle General Appearance & Basic Info Comparison

Size
Which is bigger Shih-Poo or Maltipoo or Goldendoodle? Shih-Poo vs Maltipoo vs Goldendoodle size comparison:
Small Small
Medium
Large
Weight
Which is heavier Shih-Poo or Maltipoo or Maltipoo? Shih-Poo vs Maltipoo vs Goldendoodle weight comparison:
8-15 pounds (4-7 kg)
7-9 pounds (3-4 kg)
5-20 pounds (2,5-9 kg) Miniature: 15-30 pounds (7-14 kg)Standard: 45-100 pounds (20-45 kg), Medium: 30-45 pounds (14-20 kg)
Avg. Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
11.5 pounds (5.5 kg) 12.5 pounds (5,5 kg) Miniature: 22.5 pounds (10.5 kg)Standard: 72.5 pounds (32.5 kg), Medium: 37.5 pounds (17 kg)
Height
Which is taller Shih-Poo or Maltipoo or Goldendoodle? Shih-Poo vs Maltipoo vs Goldendoodle height comparison:
8-15 inches (20-38 cm) 10-13 inches (25-33 cm) 13-24 inches (33-61 cm)
Avg. Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
11.5 inches (29 cm) 11.5 inches (27 cm) 18.5 inches (47 cm)

Shih-Poo vs Maltipoo vs Goldendoodle Hair & Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Shih-Poo vs Maltipoo vs Goldendoodle coat comparison:
Curly
Straight
Curly & Straight
Fluffy
Soft
Wavy
Woolly
Curly
Wavy
Smooth
Straight
Colors
What are the original Shih-Poo, Maltipoo and Goldendoodle color?
Black
White
Brown
Brindle
Various combinations
Almost all colors
Apricot
Gold
White
Grey
Cream
Black
Black
Gray
White
Brown
Red
Yellow
Grooming
Which is easy to maintain Shih-Poo or Maltipoo or Goldendoodle? Shih-Poo vs Maltipoo vs Goldendoodle grooming comparison:
Easy to groom: The Shih-Poo doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Average: The Maltipoo requires average grooming effort.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Shedding Level
Who sheds more Shih-Poo or Maltipoo or Goldendoodle? Shih-Poo or Maltipoo or {name3 shedding:
Shih-Poos shed none to minimal.
Maltipoos shed none to minimal.
Goldendoodles shed moderately.

Shih-Poo vs Maltipoo vs Goldendoodle Characteristics Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog Shih-Poo or Maltipoo or Goldendoodle? Shih-Poo vs Maltipoo vs Goldendoodle behavior/temperament comparison:
Companionable
Intelligent
Loyal
Sweet
Active
Intelligent
Affectionate
Funny
Obedient
Companionable
Energetic
Intelligent
Friendly
Trainable
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Shih-Poo vs Maltipoo vs Goldendoodle intelligence:
Smart: Shih-Poo's has great intelligence.
Smart: Maltipoo's has great intelligence.
Átlagos: Átlagos intelligenciájú Goldendoodle.
Trainability
Shih-Poo vs Maltipoo vs Goldendoodle trainability comparison. What's the difference?
Shih-Poos are quite easy to train.
Maltipoos are easy to train.
Goldendoodles are very easy to train.
Playfulness
Shih-Poo vs Maltipoo vs Goldendoodle playfulness comparison:
The Shih-Poo is a playful breed.
The Maltipoo is a playful breed.
The Goldendoodle is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Shih-Poo vs Maltipoo vs Goldendoodle?
Shih-Poos are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Maltipoos are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Goldendoodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Shih-Poo vs Maltipoo vs Goldendoodle social needs comparison:
Shih-Poos need a lot of social interaction.
Maltipoos are a social breed.
Goldendoodles need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Shih-Poo vs Maltipoo vs Goldendoodle?
Low to Average: The Shih-Poo rarely barks.
Nagyon sokat: Maltipoo kimondottan hangos fajta.
Average: The Goldendoodle barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Which is better watchdog: Shih-Poo or Maltipoo or Goldendoodle?
Shih-Poos are average watchdogs.
Maltipoos are one of the best watchdogs.
Goldendoodles are average watchdogs.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Shih-Poos are average defenders.
Maltipoos are average defenders.
Goldendoodles are not the best to protect their territory.
Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:
Low
The Shih-Poo has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Maltipoo has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Goldendoodle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Shih-Poo vs Maltipoo vs Goldendoodle mouthiness comparison:
Shih-Poos have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Maltipoos have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Goldendoodles have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
Shih-Poos tend to escape less than other breeds.
Wanderlust potential of the Maltipoo is strong enough to escape from home.
Goldendoodles have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive?
Shih-Poos have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Maltipoos have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Goldendoodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Shih-Poo or Maltipoo or Goldendoodle?
Kimondottan lakásbarát kutya Shih-Poo fajta.
Kimondottan lakásbarát kutya Maltipoo fajta.
Kimondottan lakásbarát kutya Goldendoodle fajta.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential?
Shih-Poos adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Maltipoos adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Goldendoodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Shih-Poo or Maltipoo or Goldendoodle?
Shih-Poos tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Maltipoos do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Shih-Poo vs Maltipoo vs Goldendoodle Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Shih-Poo or Maltipoo or Goldendoodle?
Shih-Poos are stranger friendly dogs.
Maltipoos are stranger friendly dogs.
Goldendoodles are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Shih-Poo or Maltipoo or Goldendoodle?
Shih-Poos are average friendly dogs towards children.
Maltipoos are kid-friendly dogs.
Goldendoodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Shih-Poo or Maltipoo or Goldendoodle?
Shih-Poos are average friendly towards cats.
Maltipoos are cat-friendly dogs.
Goldendoodles are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Shih-Poo or Maltipoo or Goldendoodle?
Shih-Poos are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Maltipoos are very dog-friendly dogs.
Goldendoodles are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Shih-Poo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Maltipoo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Goldendoodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Shih-Poos are commonly okay with elderly people.
Maltipoos are usually recommended for elderly people.
Goldendoodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Shih-Poos are generally with other pets.
Maltipoos are usually friendly towards other pets.
Goldendoodles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Shih-Poo vs Maltipoo vs Goldendoodle?
No
Shih-Poos are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Maltipoos are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Goldendoodles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Which one could be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: Shih-Poo or Maltipoo or Goldendoodle?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Which one could be a detection/sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Which one could be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: Shih-Poo vs Maltipoo vs Goldendoodle?
Not really
Shih-Poo breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Maltipoo breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Goldendoodle breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Which one could be a cart pulling or drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Shih-Poo vs Maltipoo vs Goldendoodle Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
Shih-Poo vs Maltipoo vs Goldendoodle health comparison. Which is the healthier: Shih-Poo vs Maltipoo vs Goldendoodle?
The Shih-Poo is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Maltipoos tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Goldendoodles are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Shih-Poo vs Maltipoo vs Goldendoodle? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Shih-Poo vs Maltipoo vs Goldendoodle health problems comparison:
Heatstroke
Dental Problems
White Dog Shaker Syndrome
Epilepsy
Patellar Luxation
Portosystemic Liver Shunt
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Legg-perthes Disease
Addison's Disease
Allergies
Bloat
Cataracts
Hip Dysplasia
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis
Von Willebrand's Disease
Life Expectancy
Shih-Poo vs Maltipoo vs Goldendoodle lifespan comparison. How long do Shih-Poo, Maltipoo and Goldendoodle breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
15-16 years 10-13 years 10-15 years
Hypoallergenic
Shih-Poo vs Maltipoo vs Goldendoodle hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
Yes Yes No
Energy Level
Who has more energy a Shih-Poo or Maltipoo or Goldendoodle? Shih-Poo vs Maltipoo vs Goldendoodle energy level comparison:
Shih-Poos have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Maltipoos have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Goldendoodles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Shih-Poo vs Maltipoo vs Goldendoodle exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Shih-Poo or Maltipoo or Goldendoodle? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Shih-Poos have an average exercise need.
Maltipoos have an average exercise need.
Goldendoodles need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Shih-Poo or Maltipoo or Goldendoodle?
Shih-Poos sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Maltipoos sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Goldendoodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Shih-Poo or Maltipoo or Goldendoodle?
1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two or three meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Average to High.
Low to Average.
Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Shih-Poo can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to warm weather conditions Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Low
The Shih-Poo has a low chance of bad smell.
Low
The Maltipoo has a low chance of bad smell.
Low
The Goldendoodle has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Shih-Poo is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Maltipoo is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Goldendoodle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Shih-Poo vs Maltipoo vs Goldendoodle Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 3-4 puppies 4-6 puppies 4-8 puppies

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