Zuchon Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Zuchon so you can get to know the breed more.

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Origin Spain flag Spain Belgium flag Belgium China flag China
Other Names
What other names does the Zuchon have?
BichonTzu Rag Doll Shichon Shichon-Teddy Bear Shihchon Shih-Chon Teddy Bear Tzu Frise
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed

Zuchon Price and Availability

Price
How much does the Zuchon puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it?
$700-$1000
If you choose to purchase the Zuchon, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Zuchon for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Zuchon gets to a happy place.
Availability
How easy is it to get a Zuchon?
Average: The Zuchon is a commonly available dog breed. There is less risk of overbreeding compared to the very popular dogs.

Of course, they may be more popular in some countries, and inbreeding may occur, so be careful.

Zuchon Size

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog?
Small
Weight
How much does the Zuchon weigh? Zuchon weight:
9–16 pounds (4-7 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of the Zuchon? Zuchon average weight:
9–16 pounds (5.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Zuchon? Zuchon height:
Male: 9-12 inches (23–30 cm) Female: 9-11 inches (23-28 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of this fido? Zuchon average height:
Male: 10.5 inches (26.5 cm) Female: 10 inches (25.5 cm)

Zuchon Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Zuchon have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
Dense Curly
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Zuchon's coat?
White Apricot Buff Cream Brindle Liver Silver Blue Gold Red Black
Grooming
How to groom the Zuchon and how often?
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition. The Zuchon requires grooming on a daily basis.

Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer is essential. Everyday brushing of the dog's coat is necessary to reduce shedding.

Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath should be on a weekly schedule.

Taking good care of your Zuchon is time-consuming and requires excellent grooming skills. If you don't have the time and skill search for the best dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment.

Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk-in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Zuchon dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the BichonTzu?
Zuchons are low shedders. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Zuchon need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Zuchon every day?
3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds. While a good bath every now and then is a great way to keep your buddy from becoming overly smelly, be mindful about overbathing. Bathing will wash away your dog’s natural oils, while a simple brushing every few days should keep them clean.

Zuchon Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Zuchon have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
Affectionate Playful Sensitive Cheerful Gentle Intelligent Active Friendly Happy Lively Courageous Outgoing
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Zuchon? Are they intelligent?
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one. Keep in mind that if you want to teach them any tricks, they understand and memorize new commands in 40-80 repetitions. Zuchon obey the first command 30% of the time or better. So if you want to have a smart dog, you might have to reconsider your choice with this breed.
Trainability
Are Zuchon dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Zuchons are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Average: Zuchons, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark in excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Zuchon sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Zuchons don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits really well. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Are they affectionate?
High: Zuchons are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and are considered great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the BichonTzu need? Zuchon social needs:
Zuchons need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Barking
Do Zuchon dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my BichonTzu bark?
Average to High: The Zuchon is a vocal breed. Not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often bark loudly and howl sometimes. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and the same barks could have a different meanings. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Zuchon good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Zuchons are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered their main job.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Zuchon dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Zuchons are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend its territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do Zuchon bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the BichonTzu? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Zuchon? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Zuchon has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force
Does the Zuchon has a hard bite?

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Zuchon bite force: Weak. Dogs that have the weakest bite force below 200 PSI. However, it is important to note that despite the fact that their bite force is considered the “weakest” it can still be very dangerous as all dog bites are. They are usually not aggressive and very friendly towards children and other animals.
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Zuchon do?
Zuchons have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Zuchons need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Zuchon to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Zuchon roam?
Zuchons have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Zuchon have high prey drive?
Zuchons have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
Apartment Friendly
Is Zuchon good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Very house-friendly dog the Zuchon breed. It's good if you have a small garden where he can go out and do his business, but it's not important at all. You can get enough exercise with one or two walks a day, so keeping them indoors shouldn't be a problem.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Zuchons adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Zuchons tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

Zuchon Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Zuchon temperament with other people:
Zuchons are stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Zuchon dogs get along with other pets? Are Zuchon dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Zuchons are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Child Friendly
Are Zuchon dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Zuchon temperament with children:
Zuchons are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Zuchon dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats?
Zuchons are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Zuchon good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Zuchon dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Zuchons are very dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Zuchon can be a great choice.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Zuchon breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Zuchons are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Zuchons good office dogs? Do Zuchons make good office friendly dogs? Can Zuchons be office dogs?
No
Zuchon is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Zuchon dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the BichonTzu temperament with senior people? Are Zuchon dogs good for elderly owners?
Zuchons are commonly okay with elderly people.

Zuchon Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Zuchon dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
The Zuchon is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Zuchon breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Zuchon breed? Most common health risks of Zuchon:
Allergies Bladder Stones Hip Dysplasia Juvenile Cataracts Patellar Luxation Vaccination Sensitivity Distichiasis Dry Eye Ear Infections Ectopic Cilia Juvenile Renal Dysplasia Keratitis Portosystemic Liver Shunt Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Proptosis Retained Baby Teeth Reverse Sneezing Snuffles Umbilical Hernias
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Zuchon breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Zuchon see the vet?
Average
The Zuchon should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year. If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Zuchon dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Zuchon be? What is the age limit of the Zuchon? How many years can the oldest Zuchon live?
11-15 years
The average lifespan of Zuchon: 13 years
10-16 years
The average lifespan of Zuchon: 13 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Zuchon breed hypoallergenic?
Yes
Zuchons do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction. However there are no 100% hypoallergenic dogs in the world, there are a variety of breeds that are considered to reduce or minimize the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Zuchon have? What is the activity level of the Zuchon?
Zuchons have a lower energy level than other dogs. If you live a chilled life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much activity does this dog need? How much exercise do Zuchon dogs require per day?
Zuchons exercise need is minimal. If you live a slow life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Zuchons like sleeping so they do sleep a lot. They're not the most active dog breed. If you live an active life, this breed can be a bad choice for you.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does the Zuchon need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1/2 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: 1/2 to 1 cup of high-quality dry food a day.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Zuchon risk for obesity:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Zuchon's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Zuchon's weight regularly.
Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions. However, in general, most dogs prefer average to warm weather conditions, as they typically find hot weather conditions to be uncomfortable and taxing.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Low 🔽

The Zuchon has a low chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Zuchon drool?
The Zuchon is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Zuchon could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimum compared to others, just like the Zuchon. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Zuchon As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Zuchon be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Zuchon is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Zuchon be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Zuchon be an emotional support animal?

Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Zuchon breed is a good choice for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Zuchon be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Zuchon is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Zuchon be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people. The Zuchon is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Zuchon be a boat dog?

Not really

Zuchon breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Zuchon be a drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Zuchon is not the best breed for drafting purposes.
Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Zuchon dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Zuchon Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Zuchon: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Zuchon have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
2-5 puppies

Zuchon Recognition

AKC Group
Is Zuchon recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Zuchon recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Zuchon breed?
Dog Registry of America Inc. American Canine Hybrid Club Designer Breed Registry Designer Dogs Kennel Club International Designer Canine Registry

Zuchon Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Hypoallergenic: Zuchons do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Very house-friendly dog the Zuchon breed.
  • Shedding Level: Zuchons are low shedders.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Zuchon is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
  • Stinkiness: The Zuchon has a low chance of bad smell.
  • Adaptability: Zuchons adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Cat Friendly: Zuchons are very cat-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Zuchons are very dog-friendly dogs.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Zuchons are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Therapy Dog: This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Cons
  • Intelligent Rank: Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
  • Grooming: Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Zuchon's weight, he can easily gain weight.
  • Mouthiness: Zuchons have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Zuchons tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
  • Office Friendly: Zuchon is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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