ShiChi Breed Maintenance
ShiChi maintenance is easy, especially if the coat resembles the Chihuahua parent. They are not considered heavy shedding dogs and if the coat resembles the Shih Tzu parent, the ShiChi will have hypoallergenic qualities. Weekly, light brushing with a bristle brush or a deshedding brush will significantly reduce the loose and dead hair trapped in the coat and keep the ShiChi looking its best. Long haired ShiChis require a little more attention to prevent tangling or matting, especially under their carriages and around their heads and necks. The long hair may also trap dirt, debris, and moisture but weekly or bi-weekly grooming will remove most dirt. Owners should only bath their ShiChi when necessary as well. The ShiChi may be prone to dental issues given the parentage and it is recommended that owners brush their dog's teeth at least three times a week.
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