The FUZZY WUZZY'S inherits qualities from both the Shih Tzu and the Bichon Frise. They are an alert and spunky
little dog. Playful and lively, this affectionate little dog needs to be with people and are generally good with other
pets. They love human company. FUZZY WUZZY'S have an independent spirit, are intelligent, affectionate, bold
and lively. They are self-assured, and have a happy temperament that is easy to live with. These bright little dogs
are easy to train and just plain old love everyone. They need people to be happy. They are naturally sociable and
are happiest when they are part of a family that takes them everywhere. This sociable trait also means that they
are fine in the company of other dogs & pets and are excellent with children. A very alert watch dog. Used as
watchdogs and to perform tricks, this hybrid is competitive, courageous, and obedient. This charming, gentle
dog will bark when needed, but definitely is not a yapper.
So how are FUZZY WUZZY'S different from Bichons and Shih Tzus?
Coat: The FUZZY WUZZY has a very loosely curled or fluffy double coat consisting of a
textured outer coat lined with a soft, fine, silky undercoat that is 3 to 4 inches (7-10cm.) long and is
virtually hypo-allergenic. The hair will usually not be as curley as a Bichon. A FUZZY WUZZY coat
may be several different colors and will usually resemble a Shih Tzus coloring, but may be white like a
Bichon. FUZZY WUZZY do not shed and therefore are often recommended as a breed for families with allergies.
Height - Weight: Dogs 9-12 inches (23-30cm.) Bitches 9-11 inches (23-28cm.)Weight: 7-12 pounds (3-5kg.)
Exercise:These are active little dogs and play will take care of most of their exercise needs, but they do
love walks and especially to romp in the open.
Life Span: About 15 or more years.
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