I am new to this site. I am happy to see that alot of people have designer (mixed breed) dogs. I have always owned pure bred poodles, but am very satisfied with my shihpoos. They are both white with black markings and are almost six monthes old. I have a baby boy named Regal and a little girl named Empress. I want to put up pictures, but don't know how to do so. They both have soft, slightly wavy coats, which I plan on keeping long. I am not a fan of the shaved look. I just started them with their top knots and they look adorable. I was wondering if there are any other shihpoo owners who opt to keep their dog's coats long.