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Overview

Sometimes called teddy bear puppies, Shichons are a delightfully fun and affectionate breed that is perfect for any dog lover. Whether you’re looking for an indoor companion or a playful outdoor buddy, Shichon puppies are sure to bring joy and happiness into your life! With their sweet, loving personalities and adaptable temperaments, Shichons are the perfect choice for anyone looking for a loyal best friend. So if you’re thinking of adding a new four-legged friend to your family, look no further than our Shichon puppies for sale.

Shichon puppies have a short yet fascinating history. Though they were only officially developed sometime in the 1990s, they are the super sweet result of cross-breeding between Shih Tzus and Bichon Frises. The goal was to create an outstanding lapdog – there is no question it was a huge success. Their fluffy coats and adorable teddy bear-like appearance make them one of the most popular designer canine breeds today. Whether you’re looking for a playful companion or a loving and loyal member of your family, one of our Shichon puppies for sale are an excellent choice!

The Shichon is recognized by the ACHC (American Canine Hybrid Club) as a Zuchon and can be registered through IDCR (International Designer Canine Registry) and ICA (International Canine Association, Inc).

  • Country of Origin: N/A
  • Weight: 8 - 15 lbs
  • Height: 8 - 13 inches
  • Color: These puppies may be gray, silver, cream, tan, apricot, reddish black, chocolate, or particolored.

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The Shichon Breed Temperament

If you want to buy a Shichon puppy, it’s smart to do a little research first. The Shichon is a very gentle designer breed that is energetic, loyal, and loving. They adore their owners and enjoy being held, making them excellent lapdogs, committed cuddlers, and all-around fantastic family pets. These pups are exceptionally social, so they love children, get along well with other pets, and welcome strangers as friends. Even if you have other dogs, considering our Shichon puppies for sale is a safe bet.

These small pups have moderate exercise needs and prefer gentle games of tug or fetch to long runs. They need just one short walk a day, making them an excellent choice for apartment dwellers. They love children and get along well with dogs, cats, and other pets.

This breed is very smart and can learn a long list of commands and tricks. However, your Shichon puppy can be stubborn. Notably, they often take longer to house-train than other breeds. But with gentle, consistent training and positive reinforcements, you will have a well-trained pup that is fully house-trained.

These dogs don’t like to be left alone for long periods of time, or they may get lonely or destructive. The Shih Tzu side of the breed is a barker, so your Shichon may be noisy. Early training should help you curb this behavior. They are also gnawers, so provide small but safe chew toys.

Health

If you’re considering adopting one of our Shichon puppies for sale, make sure you understand this breed’s special health considerations. The average life expectancy is 10-13 years. While most mixed breed dogs have a better chance of having fewer health concerns because of their genetic diversity, this breed has some health concerns to watch for, including:

  • Luxating Patella
  • Teeth Problems
  • Bladder Infections

Shichons eyes and ears are also prone to infections, so use a clean, damp cloth to remove discharge from eyes. Do the same to clean ears out once a week. All dogs should be kept up to date on vaccinations and shots and should be taken to the vet for regular checkups.

Coat & Coat Care

Shichon puppies are adorable, fluffy bundles of joy. Their adorable coats are a part of the appeal. Whether they have soft and silky coats or cottony fuzz depends on the individual pup. What’s more, these pups are considered hypoallergenic, which means that people with allergies to other types of dogs can often spend extended time with Shichons without any reactions. That’s one of the reasons our Shichon puppies for sale (along with other designer breeders) are popular with allergy sufferers!

Brush their coats daily to prevent tangling or matting. Trim hair around the eyes to help avoid eye infection or irritation. Grooming and bathing every 5-8 weeks will maintain a healthy coat. Some owners have their Shichons clipped short for easier maintenance. Clipped pups still need weekly brushings.

Use a clean, damp cloth to wipe around the eyes as needed to remove any discharge and prevent staining. Clean the inside of the ears weekly with a clean, damp cloth.

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