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Bichon Frise / Shih Tzu Mixed Breed Dogs

Information and Pictures

Side view - A thick coated, longhaired, tan with black and white Shichon is standing across a grass surface and it is looking forward.

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

See Zuchon for more information and pictures

Other Names
  • Zuchon
  • Teddy Bear
  • Shichon-Teddy Bear

She-Shon speaker


The Shichon 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. This hybrid cross is recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club as the Zuchon. It is also commonly called a Shichon by many hybrid breeders. 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. See Zuchon for more information and pictures

See more examples of the Zuchon (Shichon)