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Registration: All Shichons are registrable with the International Designer Canine Registry and are eligible for full registration and pedigree services.

Click here to learn more about Shichon registration; how to register your Shichons or to dual register your Shichon with the International Designer Canine Registry.

The International Designer Canine Association recognized and began recording registration for the Shichon in 2009.

Breed Characteristics

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  Noise Level

  Other Pet Compatibility

  Grooming Necessity

  People Friendliness

  Shedding Level


Hybrid Origin:  The Shichon is a hybrid between the Bichon Frise and the Shih Tzu.

Erroneous Alias:  Zuchon, Teddy Bear, Bichon Tzu

Country of Origin:  Shichons originate in the United States of America.

Original Purpose:  The Shichon is a great family companion.

Breed Characteristics:  Shichons generally have the demeanor of the Bichon Frise and the playfulness of the Shih Tzu.

Shichons tend to be very loyal, loving to spend time with there family and owners.

Life Expectancy:  Average life expectance for the Shichon is 10 - 13 years.





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