Learn the Breeds
The Bichon Frise
The small but sturdy and resilient Bichon Frise stands among the world's great 'personality dogs.' Since antiquity, these irresistible canine comedians have relied on charm, beauty, and intelligence to weather history's ups and downs. A good-size Bichon will stand a shade under a foot tall at the shoulder. The breed's glory is a white hypoallergenic coat, plush and velvety to the touch, featuring rounded head hair that sets off the large, dark eyes and black leathers of the nose and lips. Bichons are adaptable companions who get on well with other dogs and children. Alert and curious, Bichons make nice little watchdogs but they are lovers, not fighters, and operate under the assumption that there are no strangers, just friends they haven't met yet. Their confidence and size make them ideal city dogs. Bichons train nicely and enjoy performing for their loved ones. Finally, there's the happy-go-lucky Bichon personality that draws smiles and hugs wherever they go.
The Shih Tzu
That face! Those big dark eyes looking up at you with that sweet expression! It's no surprise that Shih Tzu owners have been so delighted with this little 'Lion Dog' for a thousand years. Where Shih Tzu go, giggles and mischief follow. Shi Tsu (pronounced in the West 'sheed-zoo' or 'sheet-su'; the Chinese say 'sher-zer'), weighing between 9 to 16 pounds, and standing between 8 and 11 inches, are surprisingly solid for dogs their size. The coat, which comes in many colors, is worth the time you will put into it,' few dogs are as beautiful as a well-groomed Shih Tzu. Being cute is a way of life for this lively charmer. The Shih Tzu is known to be especially affectionate with children. As a small dog bred to spend most of their day inside royal palaces, they make a great pet if you live in an apartment or lack a big backyard. Some dogs live to dig holes and chase cats, but a Shih Tzu's idea of fun is sitting in your lap acting adorable as you try to watch TV.
The Teddy Bear
A non-shedding designer dog breed, the Zuchon is a mix of Shih Tzu and Bichon Frise. This breed is also known by the names of Shichon and Teddy Bear Zuchon (no surprise there, it’s such an easy mistake to make). Yet, no matter what you choose to call it, this dog will melt your heart and make a wonderful addition to your family. Zuchon’s fit into every home and fill them with joy.
Much like its popular parents, the Zuchon is a highly-trainable, sweet, and friendly dog. All of these traits make them an ideal companion, regardless of your living conditions. Whether you live in a small apartment in the city or on a big country farm, chances are this adorable hybrid will blend right in. He brings joy everywhere he goes in one adorable little furry package.
Also, because Zuchons get along with everyone, there isn’t a lifestyle that this dog won’t fit into. They rarely bark, are hypoallergenic, love kids and other animals, and they can fit into an active or laid back lifestyle. They make fantastic family pets, but also excel as companions for seniors and singles. Boasting a happy disposition and a passion for playtime, the Zuchon will be a loving companion for many years to come.
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