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Breed Characteristics

Life Span:12-15 Years

Shiffon Build Information

The Shiffon, sometimes called a Silky Jack Russell, is a cross between the Brussels Griffon and the Shih Tzu. While this playful, friendly dog is a smaller breed, weighing 10 to 15 pounds and standing only around 9 inches high, their medium-length silky coats, which come in a vast variety of colors, offer little to no shedding but do require regular grooming. The life expectancy of the Shiffon is 12 to 15 years.

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

Behaviour and Personality

This breed can also be somewhat aggressive and stubborn, however, with enough training, the aggression can translate to protectiveness, making the Shiffon a very good choice for a guard dog.

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


Colors:Black & Tan, Chocolate, Cream, Red, White
Grooming:Medium Maintenance
Coat Type:Silky

Shiffon 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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Breed Talents and Facts

Training:Moderately easy to train
Dutiful Watchdog:Yes