This dog is the perfect new addition to your family. A relatively new breed of dog, the Zuchon originated in the United States. Mixing the sweet ferocity of a Shih Tzu with the unbridled energy of a Bichon Frise, this dog is rapidly gaining popularity in households across North America.
If you’re looking for a dog that’s intelligent, affectionate, and eager to please, the Zuchon might just be the best choice for you. They have a lively and spunky personality that makes them great companions for children and other animals, and their sociable nature makes them a good fit for owners who want to take their pooch to the dog park or on walks around town.
What’s more? The Zuchon is frequently mistaken for a teddy bear because of its fluffy coat! This breed has long flowing, soft fur that comes in a range of colors: black and white, silver or gray, tan or cream, chocolate brown, red, apricot, red/apricot and black. Another plus: this breed is non-shedding! Yet another reason why the Zuchon is an excellent choice for owners who live in apartments.
Height: 9 to 12 inches
Weight: 5 to 15 pounds
Life Expectancy: 15 to 18 years