The Daisy Dog is a very popular breed being cute and shaggy with a great personality. There are three dog breeds that make up the Daisy Dog – the Bichon Frise, Poodle, and the Shih-tzu. All three breeds are popular with families and people living alone. The Daisy Dog inherits their instincts for being alert, clever and eager to please. The shaggy Daisy Dog is a sturdy build and not fragile at all. Small to medium in size, active enough without being a handful, and a real cuddle bug – your lap will be her lap where she will happily absorb all the love and attention you can give her.
Companion, military work, racing, watchdog, sighting and herding.
Date of Origin
Bichon Frise, Poodle and Shih-tzu
Daisy Dog Health
Height: 11-12 inchesWeight: 12-17 lbs
Height: 10-11 inchesWeight: 10-15 lbs
Bladder Stones and Infections
Allergies which require blood tests
Blood Gas Analysis
ACTH Stimulation Test
Full Physical Examination
Skin Biopsy or Intradermal Tests for specific allergies
Daisy Dog Breed History
While there is some debate about the origins of the Daisy Dog, Jennifer Peterson stands out from other breeders as the most vocal of them all. But let’s look to the 3 purebreds that make up the Daisy Dog. The Poodle originated in Germany, but it was the French who bred it into three sizes and created the famous Poodle cut. The standard size Poodle was used as a retriever for water fowl hunters, the miniature was used to sniff out truffles in the forest, and the smallest toy Poodle was a companion to the rich and noble. The Poodle became a circus dog for some time, and then was registered first in Britain in 1874, and in America 12 years later. The Bichon Frise came from the Mediterranean and have a lineage dating back to the 1300s. French or Italians brought them from the Canary Islands and once in Europe they became very popular. They graced the courts of royalty and the rich and wealthy. They were popular in circuses and after World War 1 the Bichon Frise was recognised as a breed in 1934. The Shih-Tzu dates back as far as 8000 B.C. Believed to have been bred in Tibet or China, they were valued by the Chinese Dynasty. They led a privileged life and were referred to as small lions by Marco Polo in the 1200s. The Empress T’zu Hsi came to the throne in 1861 and the Shih-Tzu was her favourite animal. 1928 was when the first pair were brought to England, and in 1969 they were recognised by the American Kennel Club.
Daisy Dog Breed Appearance
The Daisy Dog has an appealing appearance which belies a sturdy frame and lively disposition. They are small to medium in size and display a well-proportioned build. The wide broad head has ears that can fold down or stand up semi erect. The tail is often long and pointed although can be fluffy on some. The eyes are almost almond in shape and are her most appealing feature; seeming to sparkle which gives her a lively expression. Short strong legs supported by small rounded feet can make her surprisingly fast. The nose is black with the muzzle being on the short side. The coat is often fluffy, dense and silky making this dog an appealing breed.
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Coat Color Possibilities
Daisy Dog Breed Maintenance
The Daisy Dog is blessed to be low to non-shedding and is hypoallergenic. This is a relief for families or people with allergies. They are low maintenance only needing a regular brushing maybe twice a week. A bath is only required if she gets a bit dirty. Ensure you use a dog shampoo that will be kind to her skin. Her ears can be prone to infections, so it is a good practice to check for signs of infection or a build-up of debris and wipe them out gently once a week. Grooming time can be finished off with a nail clip if required and a good tooth brushing to keep her breath fresh
Brushes for Daisy Dog
Daisy Dog Temperament
The Daisy Dog is a loving and intelligent dog who makes an ideal companion or family dog. They are clever, alert and intelligent. Often small in size, they surprise owners how robust these little dogs can be. They have a sweet disposition and love children, adults and other pets. The Daisy Dog loves to be part of your life, travels well and loves to curl up on your lap to receive your attention. They are very trainable and are agile and willing to please. The Daisy Dog likes to be at the centre of attention and dislikes being left alone for long stretches at a time. They are true companions, they consider themselves part of the family and as such want to be included in all family activities. These dogs are adorable like their name, and just want to be with you.
Daisy Dog Activity Requirements
The Daisy Dog is small but still needs her exercise each day to keep her energy levels in check. Boredom can produce destructive behavior so take her out to socialise with other people and dogs at the dog park, or go for a walk around the neighbourhood. She will love some toys to play with, and will enjoy training which will keep her mind stimulated. The Daisy Dog is intelligent and very trainable, eager to please and she will adore all the attention she gets. Avoid harsh methods as she can be a sensitive dog and will not respond well to them. Family games will be willingly accepted, and they are very affectionate with children and other pets. Most of all she will love cuddles and attention.
I had never heard of a Daisy breed. I own a bichon and a poochon so Loretta is our new puppy. We love her immensely and she is very smart and eager to please.
3 years, 6 months ago
So happy we chose a daisy. She loves playing toys with us. We enjoy watching her play with a neighbors shih tzu. She loves playing in the snow.
3 years, 6 months ago
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Resting and walking
Very loyal and lovable!
2 years, 8 months ago
We absolutely adored Scout. She was the best. However, we just had to put her down as she was diagnosed with Hemangiosarcoma. She had internal bleeding and pain. This all came on suddenly, as she did have a good yearly check up in early June. I am curious if anyone else has faced this with the breed?
10 months ago
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We are so surprised to read Daisy dogs don’t bark much. That has been are biggest issue with ours. He barks at EVERYONE. So much barking that the stress level In our home is high. He did not respond well to any training to curb the barking all these years.
8 months, 1 week ago
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She is the most delightful little girl. Very quick learner and loves to play fetch with her stuffed toys. She whines for a minute or two when she is put to bed or left alone but gets over it very quickly. Everybody loves her.
6 months ago
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My Daisy is a loving affectionate girl that loves anything that moves. She is both cat and dog friendly and doesn't have an aggressive bone in her body.