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AnonymousHow are Shichon's with attention such as: being left alone for several hours and barking?
2/21/2015 8:00:03 AM
The Shih-Tzu and the Bichon cross is a lap dog and a dog that craves human attention all the time. With proper training and socialization the dog should do no problem being left alone for a few hours at a time as well as not have a barking issue. However, if the dog is allowed to start bad habits as a young pup, then it can be difficult to break those habits as an adult dog; so early training is a must.
2/21/2015 9:42:45 PM
Anonymoushow big do shichon dogs get I need to know what weight shichon puppies grow to be and are the easy to house train
12/25/2013 6:25:15 PM
I have an 8th month old, Shih Zhu dad, Bichon mom...the mom was larger than the dad...she is first generation.....weighs 14 pounds and is about 9 inches high....very smart and sweet.....brought her home at 10 1/2 weeks.......even then, would bark if she needed to go out....if for some reason she goes inside on a wee pad, she lets us know right away....I researched this breed for awhile before we got her....
1/13/2014 10:51:15 PM
As far as size goes you need to look at the akc standard for the parent breeds of any mix breed dog. In the shichon the akc standard is 9 to 16 pounds for a shih tzu and I do belive up to 18lbs for a bichon. So they can be any where inbetween there. Exspecally when you are looking at a 1st generation. We have been breeding them for about 11 years. Our average first generation is 12/14lbs and our smallest has been 7lbs and our biggest has been 22. As far as potty training they are very smart but just like with kids they all learn at different paces.
1/20/2014 3:45:15 PM
AnonymousHow big do Shichon dogs grow to be Are Shichons easy to potty train and basically healthy dogs?
12/25/2013 6:08:37 PM
The average size of the Shih Tzu is 9 - 16 pounds, while the average size of the Bichon Frise is 11 - 22 pounds. So the dog should be in between the weights of the two breeds depending on if the puppy takes after the sire or dam more.
7/16/2014 3:19:08 PM
Bichon Frise are between 7 to 12 lbs
2/5/2015 8:31:11 PM
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