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The Ultimate Guide To Owning A Zuchon

November 15, 2018

Teddy Bear

Zuchon are the crossbreed product of the Shih Tzu and the Bichon Frise dog breeds. They are one of the friendliest dog breeds and are also called teddy bear dogs because they look similar to teddy bears. Yes, they are just as adorable, if not more adorable, than teddy bears. They love fun and are quite the friendly bunch.

Read on to learn some important things you should know before you get one for your family.

Zuchon Basics

No, that’s not a teddy bear – it’s a Zuchon! A non-shedding, designer dog breed, the Zuchon is a mix of Shih Tzu and Bichon Frise. This breed is also known by the names of Shichon and Teddy Bear Zuchon (no surprise there). No matter what you call it, this dog will melt your heart and make a wonderful addition to your family.

Because he gets along with everyone, there isn’t a lifestyle this dog won’t fit into. They rarely bark, are hypo-allergenic, love kids and other animals and can be active or laid back (as the situation calls for). Boasting a happy disposition and a passion for playtime, the Zuchon will be a loving companion for many years to come. Read more at Pet Guide…

Zuchon are flexible dogs. They are friendly and adaptable to different situations. They are also adorable, which makes them well-loved dog among dog owners. However, if you travel a lot, then this could be a problem for this breed because they love attention and people around them.

If you are looking for a dog that loves children, look no further. The Zuchon is not aggressive and will get along great with kids.

What Else Is Good About Zuchon?

This breed is incredibly intuitive; they have an innate ability to understand human behavior, which makes them ideal therapy dogs, and equally excellent pets for people seeking companionship. Their placid nature makes them fabulous with kids. Plus, Zuchons lack any hunting instincts, which usually means they get on well with other animals. However, because of their small size, you need to take great care when introducing them to bigger breeds. Despite their lack of aggression, they make fabulous watchdogs. They’ll usually let you know if someone’s at the front door. Rest assured, Zuchons are not famous for barking excessively or without cause. Read more at Animalso…

The Zuchon’s sensitivity makes him the perfect candidate for the role of a therapy dog. Therapy dogs are becoming more and more popular as people get accustomed to the idea of a dog helping them through their emotional and psychological issues.


They Love to Chew

Your puppy’s new teeth will start to emerge when it’s about four months old. You’ll have to invest in chew toys before your home looks like a disaster zone.

Vets recommend frozen knuckle bones that owners can freeze after their dogs chew them. These can occupy the dog for up to 30 minutes a day and are available at supermarkets and meat counters.

The best chew toys are safe, organic toys, bully sticks, and anything that takes a long time for the dog to finish. They last for a long time and will occupy the dog for hours. Read more at Plat Pets…

These dogs are rambunctious, so as soon as they start teething, get them chew toys to save your furniture. Be sure to get organic and safe toys because some could cause toxicity and other serious problems in your pups.

We hope these tips help you decide whether this is the right dog for you. For more information like this on other dog breeds, check out our blog. If you would like to get a puppy for yourself, please call My Next Puppy on (703) 844-9796.