Thursday, April 7, 2011

Z is for Zuchon!

Z is for Zuchon!

(Shichon) (Teddy Bear) (Shichon-Teddy Bear) (Tzu Frise)

Bichon Frise / Shih Tzu Hybrid Dogs

The Zuchon, also commonly called a Shichon by many breeders, is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Bichon Frise and the Shih Tzu. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.

Recognized Names:
American Canine Hybrid Club = Zuchon
Designer Dogs Kennel Club = Zuchon
International Designer Canine Registry® = Shichon (Zuchon)
Designer Breed Registry = Tzu Frise or Zuchon

This is  Cinnamon, she is a Bichon Frise / Shih-Tzu cross (Zuchon, commonly  called a Shichon)

This is Cinnamon, she is a Bichon Frise / Shih-Tzu cross (Zuchon, commonly called a Shichon).

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24 comments:

  1. I was unaware of this breed. I can't speak to the Bichon Frise temperament, but I can tell you that Shih Tzus are the sweetest dogs. Bosco is my third and he is the easiest going dog I've ever been around.

    Thanks for a fantastic and informative post, Coralie. La

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  2. I didn't know this breed existed ~ how cute. I love Bichon Frise. She looks just adorable ;-)

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  3. absolutely adorable =0) Cinnamon has a very sweet face!

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  4. What a sweet little face! This was a very interesting post.

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  5. Cinnamon looks like a sweetheart! We have a bichon and absolutely Love his happy little demeanor. Such a little lover, too and always wanting to sit by someone. Thanks for the information. Have a nice day! Twyla

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  6. What an adorable little dog! I love those eyes. Great post Coralie!

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  7. I had a dog named Cinnamon (golden retriever) a long time ago...

    Your Cinnamon is just darling!

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  8. She looks like a sweetheart. I haven't had a dog in over 25 years - the woes of being a renter! I totally love my two granddogs but hate that they live 100 miles away. I don't seem to visit often enough. Maybe I'll make it to Sacramento more when I actually have a grandchild to go with the four legged critters.

    My Alphabe Thursday post is at:

    http://rnsane.blogspot.com/2011/04/alphabe-thursday-z-is-for-zebra-april-7.html

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  9. Cute dog! Had never heard of this variety.

    =)

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  10. What a precious pooch. I prefer to stick with purebred so I have some idea of what I'm getting!

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  11. Cinnamon is just so pretty... and such a cute face! I hadn't heard of this breed but Cinnamon sure turned out beautiful! We have 2 little Italian Greyhounds.

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  12. OK, I'll admit, the designer breeds sure are cute but a few years ago they would have been called Heinz 57's! My friend has a Dorky (Yorkie x Dachshund) and he is adorable. She says he is the best dog she has ever owned.

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  13. Honnestly I don't care about special breeds, this little one looks just adorable !

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  14. I'm not sure what kind of dog I would get but she sure seems cute .

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  15. This is so informative, thanks for sharing:)

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  16. What a doll baby! I know that you must adore that sweet little pup. They become members of your family. I got my hubby a mini schnauzer, named Reuben, 4 years ago and that has been his constant companion. Thank you for sharing.

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  17. Cute. She reminds me of a mini shaggy dog, as in the movie.

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  18. I HAD A SHIH TZU, NAMED REILLY FOR 14 YEARS, HE DIED LAST YEAR. HE WAS SUCH A SWEET DOG.
    HE LOVED EVERYONE, AND WAS SO NICE TO CHILDREN. THE LITTLE BICHON IN THE PICTURE IS ADORABLE, BUT I CAN'T UNDERSTAND HOW THEY CAN GET AWAY BREEDING TWO DIFFERENT TYPE OF DOGS (PEDIGREE) AND THEY HAVE PAPERS, AND THE LITTER IS SOLD AT A VERY HIGH PRICE. IN MY DAY THEY WERE CALLED MUTTS. MAYBE I'M WRONG. WELL, YOU HAVE A NICE DAY, RIZZI

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  19. Your Cinnamon is a little honeybun! What a beautiful pooch! Thank you for sharing how such an unusual name is derived. I had not heard of the combination.

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  20. Hey lovely lady, great post.And Cinnamon is a great lookn' Zuchon!

    So happy to see you at Lazy on Loblolly.
    Your comment jaZZed me,yes the pancake muffins are so easy, and they taste yummy too.
    So glad we are following each other.
    ~Jo
    Lazy on Loblolly

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  21. super cute...and they dont shed, right? Perfect!

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  22. This is new to me - and how sweet!

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  23. Oh what an adorable dog! I didn't know about this breed either.

    Coralie! Thanks for participating in this round of Alphabe-Thursday. You are always such a joy to visit!

    I always smile when I get to your site!

    A+

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