The Daisy Dog is a unique cross between the Poodle, the Bichon Frise, and the Shih Tzu. It originated in the year 1980 when designer dogs first became popular. Not much is known about the history of this breed as it developed in recent times.
|Facts About Daisy Dog|
|Breed Group||Companion dog, Lap dog, Toy dog|
|Country of Origin||The USA|
|Other Names||Shichon Poo|
|Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information||DRA|
|Colour||Black, Blue, Brindle, Brown, Grey, Silver, White|
|Life Expectancy||12-15 years|
Temperament and Personality
The dog is quite friendly and loves to play with kids and other animals. They have an incredibly loving nature with a welcoming demeanor. Its cheerfulness makes it an attention seeker and always ready to please their owners. They are also happy to cuddle and are not suitable for warm or hot temperatures. Since they are adaptive to all types of surroundings, they rarely bark and are tolerant towards intruders. But they alert their masters if they watch something unusual.
Being a small dog, it needs to be happy to be fit both mentally and physically. They require a vigorous amount of activity every day like one leash walk or a jogging session. Allow them to run and play off-leash in an enclosed area to maintain its energy level.
Its coat requires proper maintenance to maintain its silky long hair. Brush the fur two to three times a week to prevent matting. Bathe them only when they are dirty and check their ears once a week. Also, trim its hair for normal vision and its nails when grown too long. Other grooming session includes cleaning of teeth, wiping of ears and regular eye check-ups.
Like most hybrid dogs, Daisy Dog also does not have any diseases or specific ailments. Till now, nothing is mentioned about the health concerns that might have been inherited from its parents or other dog issues. It is better to know about the genetic history of the bloodline and make sure to take the pet from an honest breeder who gives its health clearance certificate.
The breed is very intelligent, and they’re eager to please quality makes teaching easy. Although they are moderate in socializing, pet owners should make efforts to allow them to meet new people and pets from puppyhood. Do not use harsh tones, rather be positive and use techniques like giving treats or rewards. Act as the pack leader in front of them to avoid future misbehavior.
The dog requires 1-2 cups of high-quality dry kibbles split into at least two meals daily. Also refer to the diet chart according to its size, age, metabolism, and energy level.