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Breed Characteristics

Life Span:12-15 Years

Shichi Build Information

A ShiChi is a hybrid between a Chihuahua and Shih Tzu. ShiChis typically range in weight from 5-10 pounds for males and 4-8 pounds for females. This type of breed is typically 8-10 inches tall. They may be hypoallergenic, but the length of the fur on the individual ShiChi can affect that. ShiChis generally shed less than Chihuahuas. ShiChis have many different color coats and can have different lengths of fur.

Length (Male):8-12 in.
Length (Female):8-10 in.
Weight:< 14 lbs

Behaviour and Personality

The ShiChis are energetic and playful small dogs, and tend to be very affectionate. These dogs are extremely social and outgoing. They get along very well with children and with other household pets, which make them an easy addition to any household. ShiChis usually have floppy ears and large, round eyes. They are easy to train, and are typically very quick learners which is good for a family environment.

Activity Level:Slightly Active
Affection Level:Affectionate
Kid Friendliness:Friendly


Colors:Black, Cream, White
Grooming:Medium Maintenance
Coat Type:Soft

Shichi Pet Insurance

When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.

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