Daisy Dog

10-15 lbs
10-11"
United States
Bichon Frise
Poodle x Shih-Tzu
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.
Purpose
Companion, military work, racing, watchdog, sighting and herding.
Date of Origin
1950s
Ancestry
Bichon Frise, Poodle and Shih-tzu

Daisy Dog Health

Average Size
Male Daisy Dog size stats
Height: 11-12 inches Weight: 12-17 lbs
Female Daisy Dog size stats
Height: 10-11 inches Weight: 10-15 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Epilepsy
  • Bloat
  • Eye Problems
  • Addison's Disease
Minor Concerns
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Reverse Sneezing
  • Bladder Stones and Infections
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Allergies which require blood tests
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • Ultrasound
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Urinalysis
  • Blood Gas Analysis
  • ACTH Stimulation Test
  • Blood Tests
  • Full Physical Examination
  • Skin Biopsy or Intradermal Tests for specific allergies
  • Radiography

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.
Eye Color Possibilities
brown Daisy Dog eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Daisy Dog nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
white Daisy Dog coat
White
red Daisy Dog coat
Red
silver Daisy Dog coat
Silver
gray Daisy Dog coat
Gray
black Daisy Dog coat
Black
brown Daisy Dog coat
Brown
blue Daisy Dog coat
Blue
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Daisy Dog straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

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
Pin Brush
Comb
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Daisy Dog requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

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.
Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
4 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
30 minutes

Daisy Dog Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
2 cups
Daily Cost
$1.20 - $1.40
Monthly Cost
$34.00 - $45.00

Daisy Dog Owner Experiences

Daisy
6 Months
2 People
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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.
7 months, 4 weeks ago
Loretta
3 Months
4 People
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Fetch
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.
8 months, 1 week ago
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