The Shih-Tzu Dogs

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The Shichon or “teddy bear puppy” is a great breed of dog. They have a sweet temperament, cute face, and love to be with their family.
The Shichon breed cannot be traced back to any one breeder because it is the crossing of two purebred breeds and this is a fairly common. The Bichon Frise is bred from the Barbet and the Standard Poodle, and was possibly created as early as the 1300’s in France. The first Bichon Frise was brought to the United States in 1955. The Shih-Tzu is known as one of the oldest breeds of dogs. They can be traced all the way back to ancient China. Some say that the Shih-Tzu is a cross between Pekingese and Lhasa Apso. Shih Tzu dogs have been in existence since 800 BC.
The price for a Shichon puppy varies between $450-$900.
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Like all other dogs, they need to be fed 2 times a day and always need water. They do not have health problems until later in their life; some of the problems include cataracts, hip dysplasia, hypothyroidism, patellar luxation, respiratory problems, and portosystemic shunt.
The life expectancy from is from 15-18 years. Also, they are hypoallergenic so anyone could own them. This breed is a mix between a Shih-Tzu and Bichon Frise
The coat for a Shichon needs to be brushed every day or they will become matted and then you have to shave them down. The color for the Shichon comes in black, white, brown, and tan.
It is best to train shichon when they are puppies. They are very smart but a little difficult to train. When training you will need to be patient because they do not listen to anger they respond better to treats and love. It is also difficult to housebreak them when they are older.
So activities to do with you shision are running they love to run and play but they do not need a big yard. Also if they are bored they will find something to do this can be bad they may chew up your shoe or clothes. They will be happy with small walks.
This breed of dog is very sweet and cute and loves to be with their families or owners. The shichon is a great

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