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Xiasi History

The Xiasi (also known as the Shih Tzu-Yorkie) is a designer hybrid breed of small dog that originated in the United States in the 1990s. The Xiasi is a cross between the Yorkshire Terrier and the Shih Tzu. The Xiasi is a medium-sized, playful, and intelligent dog.

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Country of Origin




Xiasi Physical Characteristics

The Xiasi is a toy-sized, short-coated, hairless breed of dog, that originated in China. They are often called the Chinese Crested. They have a round, apple-shaped head, wide-set eyes, and feathered ears. The tail is medium length, curved, and tapers to a point. The legs are straight and slender with oval paws. The torso is long, and the tail and ears are bushy. They have 2 long tufts of hair on their ears. The fur is thin and soft, and the color ranges from golden brown to red-brown. The breed comes in 2 varieties, the Hairless, and the Powderpuff. The Powderpuff has 2 coats. The fur can be any shade of brown, copper, tawny, or brindle. The hair on their heads is shorter than the rest, with longer hair on the muzzle. The Powderpuff has a longer, thinner tail than the Hairless. The breed has a friendly temperament, is playful, and enjoys meeting people. They are easy to care for, and are good with children.

Eye Colors


Nose Colors


Coat Colors

White, Cream

Height Range

Male Height Range: 17 – 20 inches

Female Height Range: 17 – 20 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 22 – 66 lbs

Female Weight Range: 22 – 66 lbs

Xiasi Health

Description of breed health.


11-13 yrs

Xiasi Health Concerns

None Known, Canine Hip Dysplasia (Chd), Ear Health and Infection

Xiasi Temperament and Behaviour

The Xiasi is a calm, easy-going, and docile breed of dog that makes a great companion for a family. They are often described as “lazy” or “couch potato” because of their laid-back personality and low-energy level. They are highly intelligent and eager to learn, and make great candidates for obedience and agility training. However, they can also be stubborn and independent, which can make training sessions more difficult.

Xiasi Activity Requirements

Xiasi dogs are medium-sized, athletic, and intelligent. They have a lot of energy and stamina, and they enjoy activities that use their physical and mental skills. Most Xiasi will need at least an hour of physical exercise each day. This can be broken up into multiple smaller sessions or included as one long workout. They are a high-energy, intelligent dog and will often do well with activities such as agility, herding, and obedience. A fenced yard or frequent walks will help your Xiasi get the exercise and stimulation they need. They are an intelligent, athletic dog that loves to play and learn new things.

Miles Per Day

16 miles

Activity Per Day

90 minutes

Daily Food

3 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Xiasi is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Xiasi is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Xiasi is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Xiasi is part of the Unclassified group.

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