Is the Zuchon a Good Pet for Your Kids?

July 8, 2018

Is the Zuchon good with kids

Saying the name right may just be the only difficult thing about the Zuchon. Everything else is peachy. A mix between the Shih Tzu and Bichon Frise, the Zuchon, or Shichon, is not officially recognised as an actual breed yet. It’s been reported that the American Kennel Club will accredit the breed with its official name after a few generations.

Although it’s a young hybrid developed only in the 1990s, they have become highly sought after. With its low-dander and low-shedding coat, it’s easy to see why.

Although those characteristics alone are enough to score a recommendation on most people’s list, we’ll give you a roundup of everything you need to know about this gorgeous designer dog.


An alert, lively and affectionate dog, the Zuchon enjoys playing with and being around people. As such he doesn’t do well being separated for long periods. His intelligence, tendency to crave attention, and eagerness to please make him easy to train. Early socialization and training are important to bring out the best in him. When training him, teach positive things and use positive techniques. The methods and the kind of training that you give your pet ought to be consistent. Be patient and firm with your training, treats, rewards and praise are the way to reach him.

The Zuchon and Your Kids

Weighing a mere 8-16 pounds and growing to the height of a single ruler, they are perfect for snuggling. They fit perfectly in an elementary school kid’s arms.

Zuchons are not as delicate as they appear. In fact, they were originally bred to serve as therapy dogs for people with disabilities. They even have softer bones that resist breakage better than other breeds. So go ahead and give your Zuchon the big hug he deserves!

They are very intelligent and can easily home in on their owner's feelings. Don’t be surprised the next time you’re sad that your cute little Zuchon jumps on your lap!

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November 16, 2015 4:30 pm

cute photos you have posted

March 1, 2016 12:29 am

How much for each dog

May 25, 2016 10:41 pm

Love teacups…I am a first time owner. Thinking mix of maltese and shitzu…but not sure what to look for to make sure it is in good health. A breeder contacted me and had what I am looking for…but she said it was the runt…and will be tiny.

Your website impressed me…please contact me. How much too…curious on price.

Susan Murray
Susan Murray
June 30, 2016 10:57 am

So adorable! Do you have any available?

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August 30, 2016 5:09 am

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Connie Carrigg
November 23, 2015 12:18 am

I am interested in a teddy bear dog, I live in Barrie,Ont. Where can I find one in Ontario? How much do these dogs cost?I want a pup from a good breeder! i want a happy pup with no health issues,de-wormed,first shots and at least eight weeks with Mom. I read this is the right time to adopt!

Connie RN,

December 1, 2015 2:28 am

I’m looking to bye a Teddy bear puppy for Christmas

Mariana Darida
Mariana Darida
December 23, 2015 11:58 am

Can you please let us know where are you located I am very interested to have one of your puppies .I prefer a female. Please let us know .
We live in Chicago .

Mary Battle
Mary Battle
December 29, 2015 5:25 am

I am interested in a teddy bear puppy, I’d like some information and prices.

January 11, 2016 6:54 pm

I live in Englewood fl where can I get one