Zuchon or Shichon or Teddy Bear is a crossbreed dog or a designer dog. It is cross between Bichon Frisé and Shih Tzu.The Zuchon is a small designer dog with a height around 30 cm (12 in) and weighing 5–6 kg (12–14 lb). Zuchon is a portmanteau name combining the two breed names and is not accepted as a breed by the American Kennel Club or any other major recognised dog breed registry. It is a dog that does not shed but it also requires maintenance with regular grooming. Because it is a hybrid dog from two purebreds, it is known to have hybrid vigor, when they are first generation, could possibly have better health than the purebred dogs. However, if they are not first generation, health problems can exist. The dog breed has a short history beginning only at the turn of the 21st century.
Also known as
This breed is also called Bishon T’Zu, Shichon, Teddy Bear, Tzu Frise as well as T’Zu Frise And Rag Doll.
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