The Shichon is a very gentle designer breed that is energetic, loyal & loving. They adore their owners and enjoy being held, making them excellent lap dogs & family pets.
Their coats are usually soft but dense & medium in length. The Shichon coat stands away from the body which gives it a puffy appearance. They are considered hypoallergenic and are great for individuals who suffer from allergies.
The Shichon comes in a variety of colors. The most recognized & desired colors are parti color, black & white, brown & white and white.
Daily brushing is recommended to help keep their fine hair from tangling or matting. It’s also important to keep hair removed from around their eyes to help avoid eye infection or irritation. Grooming every 5 – 8 weeks will help to maintain their healthy coat.
The Shichon breed has sensitive eyes & ears. Other health concerns to watch for are:
• Luxating Patella
• Teeth Problems
• Bladder Infections
All mixed breed dogs have a better chance of having less health concerns because of their genetic diversity.
The Shichon is a designer breed created through the cross of the Shih Tzu & the Bichon breed. The Shichon is recognized by the ACHC (American Canine Hybrid Club) as a Zuchon and can be registered through IDCR (International Designer Canine Registry) and ICA (International Canine Association, Inc).