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Zuchon

Bichon Frise / Shih Tzu Hybrid Dogs

Information and Pictures

The left side of a thick wavy coated, white Zuchon dog standing across a street. It has a thick long tail that curls up over its back.

Scooter the Shichon (Bichon Frise / Shih Tzu mix) at 10 years old

Other Names
  • BichonTzu
  • Rag Doll
  • Shichon
  • Shih-Chon
  • Shichon-Teddy Bear
  • Shihchon
  • Teddy Bear
  • Tzu Frise
Description

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.

Recognition
  • ACHC = American Canine Hybrid Club
  • DDKC = Designer Dogs Kennel Club
  • DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.
  • IDCR = International Designer Canine Registry®
  • DBR = Designer Breed Registry
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
A white with black Zuchon puppy is sitting across a rug and it is looking up. It has a thick coat that is covering up its eyes and ears that hang down to the sides and a big black nose.

Bandit the Zuchon puppy at 5 months old before his first haircut

A soft looking Zuchon puppy is laying in between two cushions on a couch.

Bandit the Zuchon puppy at 5 months old after his first haircut

The right side of a soft looking, thick coated, white with black Zuchon puppy that is laying across a hardwood floor and it is wearing a blue shirt. It has wide round dark eyes and a big black nose.

Bandit the Zuchon puppy at 11 weeks old

Close up - A thick coated, soft looking, white with black Zuchon puppy being held in the air against a persons side. It looks like a stuffed toy.

Bandit the Zuchon puppy at 11 weeks old

The front left side of a wavy coated, tan Zuchon that is standing across a dirt surface. The small dog is panting and there is a person holding its collar. Its tail is curled up over its back.

Teddy the Zuchon (Bichon Frise / Shih Tzu mix) at 4 years old

Front view - A shaved white Zuchon is laying on a carpeted surface and it is looking forward. It has wide round brown eyes and a big black nose and black lips.

Eggz the Bichon Frise / Shih Tzu cross (Zuchon) at 1 year and 9 months old—"This is Eggz. He is a Zuchon. Eggz is a very affectionate dog and has a great temperment. He got the name Eggz because when he was little we had chickens and he would go into there coop to sleep with them and play. He is very protective of his home and lets you know when someone is here. He is my baby."

Close up head shot - A thick, wavy coated, white Zuchon dog sleeping in a person's lap.

Eggz the Bichon Frise / Shih Tzu cross (Zuchon) at 1 year and 9 months old sleeping

A small fluffy soft looking white with black and tan Zuchon puppy is sitting on a grass surface and it is looking to the right. Its ears hang down to the sides. One ear is black and the other ear is white.

Eggz the Bichon Frise / Shih Tzu cross (Zuchon) as a puppy at 10 weeks old

The right side of a tan with black Zuchon that is standing in a yard and it is looking forward.

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

A long coated, thick, tan Zuchon is standing on a floral print carpet and it is looking forward. Its mouth is open and it looks like it is smiling. It has long drop ears with thick straight hair on them and a long tail that hangs down and touches the ground with a lot of thick long hair on it. Its nose is black and its eyes are dark.

"This is Lily, a 1 1/2 year old Zuchon. She is very hyper, and always excited. She loves to play and go for walks."

The front left side of a soft white with black Zuchon puppy that is sitting on a carpeted surface. it is looking to the right and there is a person behind it. The dog has wide round black eyes, a big black nose, and its mouth is open showing its pink tongue and white teeth. The dog looks happy.

Tono the Zuchon (Shichon) as a puppy at 10 weeks old

Top down view of a small, soft looking, black and white Zuchon puppy that is looking up. It is sitting on newspaper.

This is Ruby, a Bichon / Shih Tzu mix at 3 months old.

Top down view of a thick coated, white with brown Zuchon puppy that is laying on a tan carpeted surface and it is wearing a black knit sweater.

This is Monsieur Guimauve Bojangles, a 9-week-old Zuchon (Bichon / Shih Tzu cross).

The right side of a white with brown Zuchon that is sitting on a carpet and wearing a black sweater. Its front paw is up in the air.

This is Monsieur Guimauve Bojangles, a 9-week-old Zuchon (Bichon / Shih Tzu cross).

A brown with black, thick coated, soft looking Zuchon dog standing in a cardboard box and it is looking forward. Its ears are hanging down to the sides and its eyes are glowing yellow. Its muzzle is black, its body is tan and its ears are brown with black tips.

Cinnamon the Zuchon (Bichon / Shih Tzu cross)