Shihchon History/Evolution:

The Shihchon (also Bi-Tzu and Zuchon) is a cross between the Shih Tzu and the Bichon Frise. The Shihchon coat may have the low-shedding, low-dander qualities of the Bichon; it may also benefit from having fewer problems associated with the brachycephalic head of the Shih Tzu. The mix doesn’t like to be alone and enjoys the company of humans, whether on a lap or on a neighborhood walk, making it an ideal companion for retirees.

Shihchon Size:

Small; 8 to 11 inches, 9 to 16 pounds.

Shihchon Color:


Shihchon Temperament:

Energetic, social, outgoing, and affectionate. Good with older children. Usually nonaggressive but alert; will bark to announce visitors.

Shihchon Energy level:

Medium to low.

Shihchon Best owner:

Attentive owner with time for grooming.

Shihchon Needs:

Daily exercise, leash, training, brushing and combing two to three times a week, regular trimming, patient housetraining.

Shihchon Life expectancy:

10 to 15 years.