Shih Chons are sweet, pudgy-faced dolls bred from a Shih Tzu and a Bichon Frese. They generally weigh between 6-12 pounds, and their life expectancy is about 15 years. They can be leggy are hardy little ones with a happy and fun-loving, playful, charming character. They are attentive, personable, bright, and love human affection. They get along great with other pets, cats or dogs, and are generally good with children. Shih Chons are gentle-natured and can be a little mischievous. Loyalty is their middle name. They do well with obedience training and learn tricks easily. They thrive well indoors and require only moderate exercise. Their non-shedding coats are typically smooth, silky, and wavy, requiring regular brushing to keep it clean and tangle-free. Their nich name is "Teddy Bear" because of their fluffy full face. This mixed breed is naturally clean and only needs to be bathed and groomed as necessary.