Welcome to our guide to the Daisy Dog.
The Daisy Dog is a mix of three different breeds, the Bichon, the Poodle and the Shih-Tzu.
The DogExperts.info website aims to ask questions to breeders, vets and experienced owners to get the answers to your most frequently asked questions about the Daisy Dog breed of dog, a.k.a. Shichon, Zuchon and Teddy Bear.
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If you can answer any of the questions below, then please add your comments to the box at the bottom of the page or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would love to feature your dog and publish any photos or pictures of your Daisy Dog you would like to email us.
Are you looking to buy a Daisy Dog – then see our list of Daisy Dog breeders.
Why Choose a Daisy Dog?
What type of owners buy a Daisy Dog?
What in your opinion are the best things about the Daisy Dog breed?
Why do you think the Daisy Dog is special?
What are your favourite things about the Daisy Dog?
Are you glad you choose to buy a Daisy Dog and not another breed?
How would you describe the Daisy Dog temperament?
What advice might you give to people thinking about whether they should buy a Daisy Dog over other breeds?
History & Origins
What are the history and origins of the Daisy Dog?
About The Breed
What colors of Daisy Dog are most popular?
What does the Daisy Dog look like?
What are the pros/cons of the Daisy Dog breed?
What can a new owner expect in terms of differences between the Daisy Dog and other breeds?
Do they attract a lot of interest and curiosity from the public?
What type of typical personality does the Daisy Dog have?
Is it possible to describe a fairly typical Daisy Dog?
What is the breed standard/description for the Daisy Dog?
Were there particular colors people preferred and that maybe you focused on?
Are there any downsides to owning a Daisy Dog that prospective owners should be aware of?
Is the Daisy Dog breed of dog suitable for first-time dog owners?
Some breeds can be described as greedy and prone to weight issues, would this apply to the Daisy Dog?
What are the key differences when compared to other breeds?
Is the Daisy Dog breed suitable for a person or family that are out at work all day?
Some owners seek a breed suitable for barking and offering a guard dog role – how does the Daisy Dog match up to that role?
Are there myths about the Daisy Dog – in other words do new potential owners come to you with misconceptions about this breed?
We asked a number of breeders in the UK and America what essential advice they would give to new owners of Daisy Dog puppies and this is what they said:
What types of questions do you get once owners get their Daisy Dog home?
Can you tell us something most owners would not know – tips, secrets etc from your years of experience?
What is the typical temperament of a Daisy Dog, so people know what to expect from their new pet?
When fully grown how much on average does a Daisy Dog weigh?
When the Daisy Dog is full grown in size what is the maximum height and length expected to be?
Is the Daisy Dog ever crossed or mixed with other breeds of dog?
Does the Daisy Dog smell or drool a lot?
Do you have a Daisy Dog growth chart?
What breed group does the Daisy Dog come under?
What type of coat do they have?
Can they swim?
What does the movement of the tail show, does it mean they are trying to ‘talk to us’ or give us some message?
Are there some types of people that you can suggest the Daisy Dog is not suitable for, perhaps families?
How is the Daisy Dog with children?
Do you think the Daisy Dog is suitable for families with young children?
How does the Daisy Dog get along with other (existing) pets and do you have any tips or advice for new Daisy Dog owners in terms of successful integration?
Is it better to buy one Daisy Dog or two?
Should prospective new owners be aware of any differences between males and females?
Would the Daisy Dog be suitable as a guard dog?
Can I leave my Daisy Dog during the day while I go to work?
What is the expected average lifespan of the Daisy Dog?
In terms of life expectancy, how long on average would the Daisy Dog breed live to?
Food & Diet
Do you have any special feeding routines or diet?
Do you have any feeding advice or brands that you prefer?
How to handle the Daisy Dog puppy to start off – how much food, what type, how often?
What feeding routines and types of food/supplements do you recommend?
What to buy in terms of equipment? Bowls etc
Do owners need to consider supplements for their Daisy Dog?
How about for older dogs?
Buying – How Much Do They Cost?
How much did your Daisy Dog cost to buy?
Can you offer advice to people looking to buy a Daisy Dog and how much should they spend?
What advice would you offer new Daisy Dog owners?
What types of people are buying the Daisy Dog and why?
Where can I buy Daisy Dog rescue dogs or find a Daisy Dog for adoption? Please note that buying or searching for a ‘cheap’ Daisy Dog can be false economy as they may have health issues that cost you far more in the long-term – always buy from a good and responsible breeder!
Do I need public liability insurance or a license?
How would you describe the Daisy Dog puppy to potential new owners?
What types of owners are best suited to owning a Daisy Dog?
What colors and sizes are most popular?
Are there things new owners do that perhaps frustrate you?
What can people expect when they become a new owner?
What inspired you to become a breeder and did you start with the Daisy Dog?
As a Daisy Dog breed expert, are there any ‘essential’ tips you would like to share with new owners?
Are there specific times of the year that you breed?
Choosing a puppy from a litter, what advice could you offer potential new owners in terms of selecting ‘the one’?
How long does it take to housetrain/potty train a Daisy Dog?
When can you take them out in public and how do you handle them around other dogs?
Will they run off – when is it safe to let them off the lead?
We invite you to email us your Daisy Dog’s pictures, in particular we are looking for photos showing Daisy Dog puppies at 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 weeks old as well as early pictures such as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 months old to a year old.
Do they have any nicknames or does the Daisy Dog have popular names?
If my Daisy Dog is pregnant what might the litter size be?
Could the Daisy Dog be dangerous around young children?
How do you deal with a problem barker – any tips and advice to new owners?
How do you prevent a Daisy Dog biting?
How do you prevent a Daisy Dog chewing?
How do you stop a Daisy Dog jumping up?
Does the Daisy Dog have an issue with excessive digging?
Why does my Daisy Dog keep growling and barking?
Is there a reason my Daisy Dog dog is often scratching excessively?
Do they suffer from separation anxiety and how can I prevent this?
In comparison perhaps to other breeds what can you say about the Daisy Dog and their exercise needs and do you have any tips or advice for new Daisy Dog owners?
As a breeder of the Daisy Dog , do you prefer a collar or harness?
As an expert of the Daisy Dog breed do you prefer a standard leash or retractable?
Can you offer any dog walking tips for Daisy Dog owners?
Playtime & Tricks
What games and toys can you recommend for the Daisy Dog?
Are there toys you suggest avoiding?
How intelligent is the Daisy Dog compared to other dog breeds?
How much can they understand?
Do you have any special grooming routines or tips and advice for new Daisy Dog owners?
How much time is involved?
What accessories are required to be purchased for grooming a Daisy Dog?
Any advice/tips you can give concerning maintenance of nails?
How much do Daisy Dog shed and how do I maintain their hair and how often?
How can I prevent or cure ear infections?
Do you have any tips for eye care?
Is the Daisy Dog a hypoallergenic breed?
Any advice/tips you can give concerning cleaning and bathing your Daisy Dog?
Can you offer new Daisy Dog owners advice concerning fleas and maybe products you use in treatment and prevention?
What advice and tips could you offer to owners who might wish to follow your path in showing the Daisy Dog?
What started your interest in showing the Daisy Dog?
If a new owner perhaps wanted to meet other owners or find out more – perhaps they have an interest in joining a local club or maybe they wonder how they can start showing their Daisy Dog – where would they begin?
Can you offer any advice to others who may be wondering if they can also start showing?
How would an owner know they have a show-quality Daisy Dog and how would they start off?
Can you give away any of your secrets?!
Is showing very expensive and why do you think people like to do it?
What do judges look for in a winner?
What inspired you to become a breeder and did you start with the Daisy Dog?
What official organisations are there for the new Daisy Dog owner and what benefits or services do they provide?
In buying a Daisy Dog, can you offer advice and tips to new owners?
How did you go from being an owner to getting into breeding?
Do you think the breed’s popularity has increased, decreased or remained the same?
How did you progress to becoming a breeder and why focus on breeding the Daisy Dog out of all the breeds you could have chosen?
What do you think makes the Daisy Dog special to you?
Are there things that you see owners doing that frustrate you?
As a breed expert, are there any ‘essential’ tips you would like to share with new owners?
In comparison perhaps to other breeds what is it like to train a Daisy Dog and do you have any tips or advice for new Daisy Dog owners?
How should new owners approach bringing a new Daisy Dog home, any advice and tips you can give?
Should I allow my Daisy Dog to sleep in my bed or elsewhere in the house?
Do you recommend crate training and how long does this take?
Should my Daisy Dog sleep in a kennel or crate?
Health is always a major concern when buying a dog, do you have any advice for new Daisy Dog owners to be aware of in particular?
Are there any health-related tips you can give to owners?
What sort of health issues should owners be on the lookout for?
What is the recommended schedule for vaccinations for your Daisy Dog?
Can you offer any advice on how to treat and prevent worms?
What type of health issues can a Daisy Dog have and how do you deal with preventing these?
Why does my Daisy Dog have diarrhea?
Do they suffer from itchy and sensitive skin and if so why?
Why is my Daisy Dog vomiting and do I go to the vets?
When should I take my Daisy Dog for vaccinations and which ones do they need and how often?
How often will my Daisy Dog be in heat?
Should I consider getting my Daisy Dog spayed or neutered and when and how much does this cost and what are the benefits?
My Daisy Dog is limping, what should I do and should I go to a veterinarian surgeon?
Do they suffer from allergies?
Why is my Daisy Dog not eating?
How much does it cost to insure my Daisy Dog?
What healthcare issues or diseases might be excluded from companies that provide Daisy Dog dog health insurance?
What age would you class as an ‘older or senior’ Daisy Dog?
Do you notice any changes in their behaviour?
What changes in food and diet would you suggest making for an older Daisy Dog?
Do you feed any supplements to an older Daisy Dog – or anything else which helps them as they age?
Are there any health issues particular to a senior Daisy Dog dog?
Do you have any advice for owners of an older/senior Daisy Dog or tips you can pass on?
Here is an interesting video on the Daisy Dog.
Sarah dent says
I have a daisy dog. She is totally adorable. Smart, cute, small, strong willed and just so so loving. Loves being picked up and cuddled, brilliant with children. Anxious of other dogs until familiar. Loved running off lead and fetching balls. She is constantly mistaken for a puppy because she’s so gorgeous and tiny. I would have another one in a heartbeat