What is a Zuchon?
A Zuchon, (also known as a Shichon, Shih Chon, Tzu Frise, Bichon Tzu, and a Shichon Teddy Bear) is a designer dog that’s a cross between a Shih Tzu and a Bichon Frise. This pairing produces what’s known as a hybrid dog. This is also when two purebred dogs mate and produce offspring called F1 dogs from the F1 generation.
How long do Zuchons live?
The Zuchon lifespan can range anywhere from 15 to 18 years of age.
Do Zuchons shed?
Zuchon dogs are considered to be a low-shedding dog breed. All dogs shed, but a Zuchon is one of the closest to non-shedding dogs around.
Are Zuchon hypoallergenic?
A Zuchon qualifies as a hypoallergenic dog and makes a good candidate for those individuals who suffer from allergies, mainly from dander.
How big do Zuchons get?
A Zuchon dog can grow as tall as 6 to 12-inches in height and can weigh anywhere between 5 to 15 pounds. Because of its small size, a Zuchon can fall under the teacup, toy, and miniature classifications.
When is a Zuchon full grown?
Full grown Zuchon dogs come into their own around 6 to 8 months of age.
Are Zuchons smart?
A Shichon is a fairly intelligent dog who’s the offspring of a Bichon Frise who ranks #45, along with a Shih Tzu who ranks #70, on the list of the smartest dogs.
Are Zuchons good dogs?
Shichon dogs are very loving and loyal, along with having a sweet disposition. They get along well with their owners and families, and this also includes children.
Are Zuchons aggressive?
Shichons aren’t known to be aggressive dogs, but as Shichon puppies, there is a tendency for they might nip at people, so it’s best to get this behavior taken care of early as possible.
Do Zuchon dogs bark a lot?
Zuchon dogs can bark a lot. They make great watchdogs because they bark to alert you when strangers are approaching.
Are Zuchons easy to train?
Because of their need to please their owner, a Shichon is easy to train. They are intelligent and understand commands pretty well.
Are Zuchons easy to housebreak?
A Zuchon dog can be a little difficult to housebreak due to them having a bit of a stubborn streak. You must have a daily routine and use positive reinforcement while training.
Can Zuchon be left alone?
Shichon dogs are a companion type of dog who needs a lot of attention, so they’re prone to suffering from separation anxiety and can’t be left alone for long periods.
How much exercise does a Zuchon dog need?
A Shichon dog doesn’t need much exercise, yet it does need at least thirty minutes of walking, along with incorporating some playtime into its daily regimen.
How much do I feed my Zuchon puppy?
It’s been said to not feed Zuchon dogs wet food and to always feed them high-quality dry food (kibble). You should feed your 6 to 8-week-old Zuchon puppy three to four times a day
Are Zuchons good apartment dogs?
Yes, Shichon dogs are indoor dogs who do well in apartments because of their adaptable nature, along with their small size.