Shichon Breed Appearance
The Shichon is sometimes known by its nickname, the "teddy bear dog." His coloring may vary, but his coat is invariably soft and fluffy. The coat is generally long and silky; it may also be wavy. He may be gray, silver, cream, tan, apricot, reddish black, chocolate, or a combination of any of the aforementioned colors. The Shichon will be small like his Shih Tzu parent; at maturity, he will weigh no more than fifteen pounds. Often, he is less than twelve inches in height. His fluffy coat will make him appear much bigger than he actually is. He will have round, dark brown eyes. Often, his ears will be floppy. He may have excess hair around his eyes that will require extra grooming. His medium-length tail will curl over his back and will exhibit feathering.