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The Daisy

# 3 Top Designer Hypoallergenic Breed!
MaltiPoo/ ShihTzu (Maltese/Poodle/ShihTzu)
Breed & Care Information
Very Smart, Easy to Train, Beautiful Coat with a variety of colors.

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Personality

The Daisy is a new breed that is growing in popularity! The Daisy is a Shih-Tzu and Malti-Poo mix with fun and sweet personalities. They combine all the traits of a friendly Shih-Tzu, a smart Poodle, and a silky soft hair Maltese to make the perfect companion pet!

Size

The Daisy is short in stature but hardy in build. Their body type is heavier due to more solid muscle mass, but their short, cobby little legs make them a sturdy small breed dog. The Shih Tzu breed is available in Tiny Teacup and Toy sizes.

Coat & Color Options

The Daisy is available in solid and party colors with many different color options. Their eyes are non as wide apart as the Shih-Tzu and their legs are non at as tall as the poodle. They are hypoallergenic and non-shedding and their little faces look like little teddy bears!

Grooming

What you will love about the Daisy is they have a thick beautiful coat that grows very slow.

They can go 3 to 5 months without a hair cut after a short summer cut.

The Daisy does not need to be groomed very often.

The shorter their hair is cut the longer it will last in-between grooms.  Ask for a “Short Summer Cut or Very Short Puppy Cut” if you have a busy lifestyle and don't have time for weekly brush outs.

 We recommend TropiClean Spa Shampoo that comes in a variety of scents.

Daisy’s are known to have a very carefree personality and love everyone they meet.

you need to keep then on a leash when in public because they will easily go home with a stranger.

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Health

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Diet & Nutrition

The Daisy is known to be a very healthy breed, however, most small breeds do face health concerns related to their size.

 

One health condition to be aware of is an Umbilical Hernia. An Umbilical Hernia looks like a small bump near their belly and may resemble an “outie” belly-button. Most puppies grow out of this, but a veterinarian can help monitor the condition as the puppy ages. Hernia surgery can also remove the bump during spay or neuter if necessary.

 

Hypoglycemia is also common in small breed dogs. Hypoglycemia is caused by low-blood sugar and is usually the result of a lack in diet. Hypoglycemia is easily preventable by monitoring their feeding schedule. Small puppies should eat every 4 hours to prevent low-blood sugar. A high calorie supplement such as Nutri-Cal is recommended in tiny puppies. Mix Nutrical in your puppies water bowl to maintain strong blood sugar levels throughout the day.

It is recommended to monitor your Daisy eating habits, especially during puppy stages. Offer your puppy food every 3 to 4 hours to help prevent low blood sugar. They should be eating roughly ¼ cup to ½ cup of dog food per day based on activity level.


A high-quality, small-bite dry dog food is recommended to maintain their shiny coat, to protect their bones, to keep their teeth clean, to be gentle on their digestive system, and to overall keep them healthy. We recommend Royal Canin dry dog food. A nutritional supplement, such as Nutrical, may also be needed in teacup sized puppies to prevent Hypoglycemia.

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