What Is a Shih Tzu and Bulldog Mix?

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A shih tzu-bulldog mix is a cross between a shih tzu and an English bulldog. Like all crosses between purebreds, the characteristics of this dog are difficult to predict. A prospective owner is encouraged to research all traits of both breeds to gain better insight into the mix.

Both the shih tzu and the English bulldog are sturdy, compact breeds. The English bulldog, however, is significantly wider and more muscular. The shih tzu can reach 11 inches in height and weigh up to 16 pounds, while the English bulldog is a bit taller and significantly heavier at around 50 pounds. Both breeds are considered friendly but can be difficult to housebreak.