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Zuchon


Description: A Zuchon is a hybrid breed which consists of a cross-breed between a Shih Tzu and a Bichon Frise. They may show traits from either of the two breeds. Hybrid breeding is a new trend which is not yet recognized by the American Kennel Club or Canadian Kennel Club. The key to hybrid breeding is producing a healthier dog with superior genetics.

Height: 8-11 inches
Weight: 9-16 pounds

Color: Any combination of Black and white, silver or gray, tan or cream.
Coat: Double-coated; soft, medium length, curly. Requires regular grooming

Temperament: Good temperament, eager to please; energetic, well-behaved.
With Children: High - They are good with children, hypoallergenic, and are typically gentle.
With Pets: Medium - High

Care and Exercise: More suited to be an indoor dog, but still need some outdoor activity.
Training: High - Highly intelligent and obedient.
Learning Rate: Medium - High - They tend to have the intelligence of the Bichon Frise and are not difficult to train like the Shih Tzus.

Activity:
High - Energetic and love being active.

Health Issues: This breed typically has no major health issues, and tend to stay very healthy.

History: There is not much history to this breed as it was created just a few years ago by cross-breeding the Shih Tsu and the Bichon Frise.
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