The BoShih is a cross between a Boston Terrier and a Shih Tzu. This hybrid dog mix is recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club and can be registered through their organization.
The Boston Terrier/Shih Tzu mix has a medium-to-long length straight-haired coat, which can be in nearly any color. Regular brushing and occasional bathing will keep their coats looking their best. They weigh between 10 and 20 pounds, and are 12 to 16 inches tall.
These dogs generally make good pets for most families, and adapt well to most living situations. They are alert, curious, happy and playful. Early socialization will help them become good companions who get along well with children and other pets. They can be difficult to housebreak, but will respond well to gentle but firm, and consistent training. Daily walks or play in a fenced yard is needed exercise for these dogs.
Average life expectancy for this mix is 12 to 15 years.
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Kingsley This was our beloved Kingsley. He was a rescue dog and truly he rescued us. We lost him over the weekend and are devastated. He was our life and I just
Story of Quincy - Heaven Sent Within three months we lost two older cats, first the 19 yr old and then the 15. As the 15 yr old was in his last few days, Quincy showed up at our house
Charlie - BoShih Charlie is a 5 year old BOSHIH. I adopted him from a friend that could no longer care for him. I quickly fell in love with him. He's playful, hyper at
Lucy Lucy is a three year old black and white Shih Tzu Terrier mix. She is hyper, playful and loves to cuddle in your arms. She loves meeting new people. Lucy
Sadie She will be a year old on January 6th. She accidentally got bred by our shih tzu. Her puppies will be born the end of dec and ready to go in February.
Rocky Rocky loves attention, and loves everyone he sees! I love him. They really make great pets!
BoShih Puppies I have six BoSHIH puppies and i'm trying to figure out what to ask for them. If you have ideas please let me know.
Lily Lily is playful, agile, happy, and a show off! Got her and instantly fell in love with her. Isn't snappy like most small dogs and loves blankets and cuddling!
Rocket I just found out that he is a bo-shih. Before yesterday I didn't even know what a bo-shih was. He looks just like a boston terrier, then I saw the long
Sunshine Super sweet, doesn't bark, very cuddly, fast and great with other dogs and humans. We are blessed.
Lucy and Linus We LOVE these pups! 9-1/2 month old littermates adopted from Tennessee. Lucy (14 lbs) is the smart one, Linus (19 lbs.) is the clown. Lucy is the lap dog
Nungget She was barely 7 weeks old when we got her. She is like a baby! She sleeps in her crate at night in our bedroom and would whimper in the middle of the
Buster We have an 8 wk old Bo-shih, he is wonderful, very playful and very smart. He brings his bowl to me when he is hungry and is already going outside to
Sundae We have a Boston Terrier that got with a shih tzu puppy that we rescued from a lady on Wal Mart parking lot. They got loose and got together today. What
Zoey - BoShih I adopted Zoey from a nearby shelter when she was 8 weeks old. She is so smart, sweet, loyal, and loveable! She was potty trained within just a couple
Rosebud She is sweet and loving, smart, easy to train and makes us laugh every day. I'm so glad she's part of our life!
Moxie I just got my BoShih and she is about 8 - 10 weeks old. So full of spunk...! I am going to cage train her as I have my other dog a cockapoo 10 yrs old.
Susie (AKA Nugget) Nugget is the smartest dog I have ever had. She just turned 3 in June. We had been breeding shih-tzu for 16 years when she was born. We found out that
Fiona and Chum Chum I had Boshih's by accident. I am happy that I continued the pregnancy. They all are very sweet and love children as well as other animals. We allowed our
Tucker Tucker is a one-year-old BoShih. He is the most affectionate dog I have ever known, loves to play, and LOVES his people. Tucker has a sister, Gracie,
Roxie Most docile / trusting lovable dog I've ever had. A must for the lap dog lover. Mother was a pure bred shih- tzu. I tried to breed the mother for years
bebe we found him he i sreally cute .. he loves playing since i dont have babies he is the one that has me busy all day...... i just love him....
Lucy This girl is one of the smartest dogs we've ever had. she is so cute and playful that she does something everyday to make us love her more! She loves tug
Newt He is 11+ years old and has been a JOY since he was 6 weeks old.. He looks just like his dad (Boston Terrior) but has all the long hair from his mom.
magnum These dogs r so smart its scary he figures out everything he loves attention a real lap dog loves to b center of attention this breed definatly needs to
Pixie - BoShih She is the most adorable and lovable dog. It seems like she is stuck in Puppy stage. She is 12 pounds, 3 years old, and she was a rescue. I wish I had
Chloe the Boshih She is 8 months old and always ready to play. She is also a very good girl, wanting to please her people. Of course she is super cute!!!
Elvis - BoShih Our dog Elvis is 2 yrs old..his mother is a 3rd generation Boston Terrier pedigree..and his father is the Shih Tzu..he's an awesome dog and I wouldn't
Charlie - BoShih He is 8 months and the only proplem is he chews everything. He was very hard to train, but its a great breed to give a present to your daughter or son!
Joi - Boshih Joi is my baby. She'll be 2 in December. The best dog ever! Easy to potty train, very hyper, loves to give kisses, loves our cat and 3 year old! Sheds
Travis - BoShih The sweetest dog I have ever had. He does tend to be a rebel but gets out of everything with his adorable face. I have had a hard time teaching him to
Annabella OMG she is hyper as can be but we love her. My Boston Terrier Dixie (Bella's Mommy) is hyper, too, but my Shihtzu Bugzy (Bella's Daddy) is the calmest
Gus We got him in April 2010 and have been in love with him ever since. Our year old daughter loves to pet him. Her favorite is to bug him and he just takes
Buddy I think they're a great breed... I've had many dogs in my life, but Buddy, is by far my favorite. He's got a great personality, he was easy to potty-train,
Oreo.... My family just adopted him today.... We are already in love with him!!!! He is so full of energy and has this goffy personality.
Bella She's very playful and loves to lick.She's a good dog and it has been hard to potty train her,but she is basically potty trained now.She's 1 year old
Buddy My dog's name is buddy, he's about 4 months old. He's already house broken - sweet as they come, very friendly, and playful. Also, he seems quite intelligent.
Emma Lynn Cerda My BoShih's name is Emma Lynn Cerda and she is 3 1/2 years old. She is just a sweetie and a good dog. She does seem to have a sensitive stomach. I have
Yoda I rescued Yoda from the SPCA. They told me that he was a Shih Tzu but he definitely has a mixed background. Although he looks mostly like a Shih Tzu his
Miss Ellie Mae Ellie swims, sleeps with me, loves everyone that comes over and gets very excited when we go for rides in the car. I got Ellie after my divorce 5 years
Jewel Jewel just turned 13. She is one terrific dog. Playful, spunky, a great companion. We've had her since around 10 weeks old (Jan 1997). Don't think twice
Horace Horace came from the Humane Society, he was a stray and about 10 months old when we adopted him. He was with us for 14 months until a severe allergic
Lil Man Jack Jack is a 8 week old Boshih. His mom is a papered Boston and his dad is a Shih tzu. He was the runt of the litter, so he is STILL cutting teeth. Personality
Suzie q Dad is boston amd mom is shih both full blood with papers.Have had her for a year now and she is the most amazing dog ever. Color is brindle with a white
Miss B She possesses a sweet temperament with spurts of energy and terrierness. Very quick learner of words and tricks!
Pixie She is the best, and most well behaved dog that I have seen in a while. She has many tendancies of the Shih Tzu and the Boston. She was a rescue dog, and
Oliver Oliver's mother is a Shih Tzu and the rescue folks think the father is a Boston Terrier mix! He is all Boston Terrier! He is sweet and loves attention
Oliver He is sweet and loves attention from us. He is extremely playful with people and other dogs. He is great with training. He loves to steal our socks
Muggsy and Petunia so spunky and fun all the time. they sleep under covers and play like crazy they are the talk to the town when we are out they are soo loving and. silly
Emma GeorgeAnne Emma was born in 1993 and we had her till a month ago. She was a wonderful little dog. She knew she was top dog from the day we got her. She was the
Gabby Gabby is now 4 months old i adopted her from a shelter in RI. She is so spunky and a joy to have in our family my 4 year old just loves running around
Yoshi He is the sweetest dog you will ever meet. So playful and loving. he loves to swim!! i never met a dog that loves to swim.
Brady (Wanted to show a before grooming pic) This Brady before grooming. Looks like a cute Gremlin. My wife prefers him this way, I like the close cut, Boston look. Since I am the one who runs
Brady (My son is a Tom Brady Fan) We got Brady from a Shih Tzu and Boston Terrier breeder for my son's birthday last year. The breeder said she was experimenting when her Shih Tzu had
Bud My little 8 week old boy is half boston terrier half shi tzu.. I just got him last week from a shelter in RI. He is so good, the best dog i could ever
Oliver Oliver is 3 1/2 years old and is as sweet as can be. I got him from the pound at 5 months and he is a shy guy. He can be a bit of a rascal as he is very
Fenway Fenway's dad is purebred Boston, and his mother is pure bred shih tzu. We hope he'll have more characteristics of his father. Fenway is incredibly intelligent
zoey Zoey is my daughter's dog and best friend. My daughter was turning 5 years old - we planned a huge birthday party. 3 days before her party she got chicken
Jake He is half boston terrier, half shih tzu. He's 2 months and 13 days old. Black and white, but he's turning brindle on the black parts. Most of his hair
Jianna Well I just got her she is only 6 weeks old and so far she is soooo adorable and her personality so far is great. My Chiweenie Jibbers has bonded with
ellie she is the most amazing dog that i could have bought for my mother,she is full of love she plays well with the other dogs we all just love her
Willow and Brittney Yes, we own two of these amazing dogs!! They are 2 years and 3 years old. They are absolutely wonderful dogs. Willow was very easily potty trained,
pudgie and lulu cutest dogs in the world no matter what anyone says
pudgie cutest dog in the world no matter what anyone says
BoShih - BB BB is the sweetest girl. She is pretty low to the ground, and when we meet a full-breed Boston it is always shocking that they are taller. She is VERY
Kari Jo She is just over 5 weeks old and so so very smart. I have only had her for three days and the only accident she has had in the house was my fault for forgetting
Gidget - Boshih Gidget is a rescue dog. She is a Boshih. Very playful and friendly. She is one year old, July 25th. I am not around her all day long, but my 85 year