The average life expectancy of the Shichon tends to be about 15 years, provided that it is given good care and receives regular check-ups. Generally, the Shichon suffers from fewer health problems than either of the parent breeds, but if a prospective owner is concerned about possible health problems, it is a good idea to check the parentage of the dog to determine whether there may be serious. The Shichon, or Zhuchon, is small — about 9 to 12 inches in height and between 10 and 15 pounds as an adult. Shichons have an average lifespan of between 12 and 15 years. Her coat colors come in a wide variety, though they tend to favor the light shades. Oddly enough, a Shichon pup’s colors do not necessarily stay into adulthood.
The Shichon is a hybrid dog. The parent breeds are the Bichon Frise and the Shih Tzu. The Shichon was bred as part of a movement to capture the smallness of the Shih Tzu while retaining the friendliness of the Bichon Frise. This alert pup is loyal and loving. Parti-Colors. Parti-Colors means white is the dominate color on the dog; and may including some sort of at least one other color. Most of the parti colored fuzzy wuzzy pups can lighten as they mature. About 85% will lighten up. You never know what color they will end up being when grown.