The Bichon Shih Tzu has a happy, eager to please and pleasant disposition. They are zesty, spunky, and well mannered. Their affectionate and non aggressive nature makes them amazing companions for children. Shih Tzu Bichon dogs are also very sociable, loving, and can bask in attention at all times. Mostly quiet, they are alert and make good watchdogs; notifying their owner by barking when they sense a threat. Their alertness, eager to please and obedient temperament also makes them easy to train. Loyal to the core, they can play all day and cuddle all night with their owners.
Their long silky or curly coat is hypo-allergic and grows like hair. Their coats are non shed which, coupled with their loving temperament, make them great house pets. They can get on couches, rugs and carpets, beds and upholstery, without owners having to worry about all the fur stuck behind. Since their hair is also hypo-allergic, they make wonderful companions for people who may be allergic. Bichon Shih Tzu dogs are easy to maintain with only regular brushing required. Not only is brushing a good way of keeping their coats silky and smooth, it is also a way to bond with your dog. Their double coat is suitable for trying out a variety of short and long styles. While short styles like the “teddy bear cut” or the “puppy cut” do not require too much grooming, he longer styles may require brushing every few days. The Shih Tzu Bichon mix loves baths and are more than glad to jump into the bath when they are asked to. A subtle puppy shampoo works best for their lustrous hair.
Zuchon Health Problems
While the Bichon Shih Tzu is a hybrid dog, knowledge of the parents used in the cross can help find out if they are prone to any diseases. Typically the Shih Tzu is prone to eye and breathing problems. The Bichon Frise is prone to have skin allergies. The Shih Tzu Bichon is genetically less prone to have any of these problems. The inheritance of the longer nose and tear ducts from the Bichon Frise rid it of the nose and eye problems.
Training and living conditions ideal for a Shih Tzu Bichon Frise mix
Apt for homes with children, they are lovable, friendly, and extremely adaptable. Their affectionate nature makes them great companions for children. Their indoors adaptability and pleasant disposition also make them great pets for retirees. Since the Shih Tzu Bichon mix dog is always eager to please, they can be trained and house broken easily. Their high level of intelligence means they learn faster.