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Frequently Asked Questions About Bichon Shih Tzu

One of the mixed Shih tzu breeds that we have today is the Bichon Shih Tzu. Many dog owners have been raving about it and maybe it is about time that you get to know more about it. If you are intrigued about this mixed breed, here are some of the information that you need to know about this very special breed.

  • What is a Bichon Shih Tzu?

This is the crossover between the adorable Shih Tzu and the equally good looking Bichon Frise. It is the breed that many people refer to as the “teddy bear” dog.

  • What are the other names for a Bichon Shih Tzu?

Some other names for this breed are Rag Doll, BichonTzu, Shin-Chon, ShiChon, Teddy Bear and Tzu Frise.

  • What is the average life span of this breed?

Typically, the Bichon Shih Tzu lives up to 12 to 15 years.

  • How big can they get?

Weighing only 10-15 pounds and having the length of only 9 to 12 inches, the Bichon Shih Tzu is considered to be a small dog breed,

  • How does the hair look like?

The coat of this breed is a combination of that of Bichon Frise and the trademark long hair of Shih tzu. The coat is thick, with fine hairs in the inner part and thicker and curly hairs on the outer part. That is why it is given the name, teddy bear dog.

  • Do they shed?

Yes, they shed but only a little so it is still considered safe for dog lovers with allergies.

So there you go—all the important things to know about the Bichon Shih Tzu. Do you have any other things to share about this amazing breed? If yes, feel free to type that in the comment section below.

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