If you’re looking for a May 1st Battle of the Bands post, sorry to disappoint. I’m pleading “blogger burnout” and skipping it this time. Back in full swing on May 15. See you there!
Welcome everyone, to the #AtoZChallenge Blogging Extravaganza, where hundreds of bloggers publish 26 posts in 30 days, one for each letter of the alphabet, covering a myriad of topics! “Dog Breeds & Anecdotes” is my theme. Click HERE to see all posts and HERE to view the participants. Please support our efforts by visiting, sharing and commenting. We have all worked long and hard on this project. Have fun and thanks for reading! ♥
Here it is!
The LAST DAY of the 2016 A to Z Blogging Challenge!
We made it!
KUDOS TO EVERYONE!!
(aka SHICHON, TEDDY BEAR)
The Zuchon is a cross between an oriental Shih Tzu and a Mediterranean Bichon Frisé. Although not considered an official breed, this may change as the Zuchon’s star continues to rise. They reach an average height of 9-12 inches (23-30 cm.) from the shoulder, and a weight of 8-25 pounds ( 4-11 kg.) fully grown. Their long coats are considered hypoallergenic and require regular grooming. An important feature with the Zuchon hybrid is its longevity. The average life-expectancy is around 12–15 years. Some possible defects known to designer dogs include canine hip dysplasia, deafness, epilepsy, and liver disease. The Zuchon is a well-mannered dog known to be social, happy, and gentle. They become devoted to their families but need much attention and do not do well when left alone for long periods of time. They are good therapy dogs. Sometimes the Zuchon may be stubborn and in need of training. – WIKIPEDIA
As mentioned, this is a fairly new breed and so far, I’ve only met one. Harlow (named after the classic movie star, Jean Harlow) has quickly become a favourite houseguest. I always look forward to her visits! Isn’t she adorable?
Don’t you just love that sweet little face?
Looking forward to your comments!
As this challenge comes to an end, I want to thank you all for taking the time to share, visit, follow and comment on The Doglady’s Den. The response was so overwhelming, I’ve had a hard time keeping up and apologize for the late replies. It’s been a pleasure reading your interesting, informative posts and also making new friends. I fully intend to keep up with many of you and look forward to future interactions.
P.S. See you on May 9th for the “REFLECTIONS” post!
(if not sooner)
A big round of applause to the team and “minions”!
A to Z Team