The combination of Bulldogs and Shih Tzus makes for a very unpredictable mixed doggy. This is because the two dogs are very different in terms of their physical characteristics.
The Bulldog Shih Tzu mix is sometimes referred to as a Bull Shih and will usually result in a dog that takes dominant traits from either parent. Here is a look at some of these possible physical features that your Bull Shih mix may have.
Build And Proportions
The Bulldog Shih Tzu mixed dog more often than not takes after the stocky and muscular build of a Bulldog. They are proportionately built which is a feature that is best appreciated if the dog has a short coat like the Bulldog’s.
Weight And Height
A Bulldog Shih Tzu mix can weigh anywhere from 20 to 30 lbs which is much heavier than the Shih Tzu but lighter than a bulldog.
In terms of height, the Bull Shih also falls between both parents averaging 10 to 14 inches in height.
Coat Type And Color
The Bull Shih may inherit the long, silky coat like a Shih Tzu or the shorter and dense coat of a Bulldog. If it is the former, the coat may not necessarily grow as long as the purebred Shih Tzu’s and may also be a bit wavy as opposed to silky and straight.
The colors vary greatly with some of the common being red, white, fawn, brown, and black. These are often in pairs with a combination of white and a dark color.
Face And Skull Features
Both the Shih Tzu and Bulldog have very short snouts. However, the Bulldog has a more exaggeratedly flat face which the Bull Shih may or may not end up inheriting.
Both purebred parents have droopy ears which may either be short in the case of the Bulldog or a bit larger and longer for the Shih Tzu. The Bull Shih could inherit either of these ear types.