TEACUP DAISY PUPPIES
Daisy Dogs have gotten very popular for their cute appearance and great personality. They were created by crossing three dog breeds: the Bichon Frise, Poodle, and Shih-tzu. Daisy Dogs inherit their parent breeds’ instincts and are clever, alert, and eager to please. Though they’re small, this breed has a sturdy build and can’t be considered fragile. They are loving and smart and can be an ideal family dog or furry companion.
They have a sweet disposition and consider themselves a full-fledged member of the family. They want to spend time with you and be included in all family activities.
They are true companions, they consider themselves part of the family and as such want to be included in all family activities. a loving and intelligent dog who makes an ideal companion or family dog.
Daisy Dogs are intelligent and willing to please, so they are very trainable. They love to bask in your love and attention.
This breed has a broad, wide head with ears that can stand semi-erect or fold down. The eyes are nearly almond-shaped, and the muzzle is short with a black nose. They have long, pointed tails (although some will have fluffy tails). They have short, strong legs and small round feet.
They have dense, fluffy, silky coats that are considered hypoallergenic, so they can be a good fit for those with allergies.
While exercise is great for physical health and mental stimulation, for this breed, it can also combat boredom and the resulting destructive behaviors.
They will enjoy socializing with people and dogs at the dog park, and walking around the neighborhood is another fun and healthy outing.
They also like to play with toys, and they do well with training as it challenges their intellect.
We recommend 30 minutes of activity a day, averaging about 4 miles walking a week.
This breed emerged too recently to have a very long history, but we know more about each of the 3 purebreds that make up the Daisy Dog.
Poodles are highly intelligent and multi-talented, and they originated in Germany where they were bred to find and retrieve waterfowl. In fact, they were called “Pudlehund” from the German words “pudle,” which means to splash about, and “hund,” which means dog. As they moved about Europe, they gained a reputation for being fast learners who were easy to train. They’ve worked as truffle-hunters, circus dogs, service dogs, therapy dogs, and even police and military dogs on occasion. After their long working history, they enjoyed cushy lives as companions to nobles of France and other European countries. The breed was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1887. Though some Poodles are still working dogs today, most are happy companions and loving family members.
The Bichon Frise breed is believed to have originated in the Mediterranean. “Bichon” means “curly coat” in French. Their intelligence and charm made them great royal companions in the 14th century. In the 19th century, they were often used as performers with street peddlers and even circus show dogs. By then, Bichon Frises were popular across households. The breed moved to the United States in 1956. The Bichon Frise Club of America was recognized by the AKC in 1975.
The Shih Tzu breed is one of the oldest known and was favored by Chinese royals and kept at court as far back as the Tang dynasty, 618 to 907. Although we don’t know its exact ancestors, experts believe they are a cross between Tibet’s Lhasa Apso breed and a small Chinese dog like a Pekingese. Shih Tzus became popular with commoners in China during the Ming dynasty, but they almost disappeared during the Chinese Revolution. Somehow seven males and seven females were saved, and all of today’s Shih Tzus are descended from those 14 dogs.
These dogs began to appear in other countries and North America in the early 1900s. They were often referred to as Apsos. Clubs recognizing the differences between Shih Tzus and Apsos were not established until 1934 and 1935, but a standard defining the Shih Tzu’s unique characteristics wasn’t established until 1938. World War II veterans returning to the United States brought these vivacious little pups home with them from England. In 1969 Shih Tzus were recognized as a toy breed with the American Kennel Club. They became popular in the U.S. quickly and continue to be popular today.
Major health concerns to be aware of:
- Patellar Luxation
- Eye Problems
- Addison's Disease
Minor health concerns to be aware of:
- Hip Dysplasia
- Reverse Sneezing
- Bladder Stones and Infections
Daisy Dogs are low maintenance and only need to be brushed about twice a week. Frequent bathing is unnecessary; bathe only as needed with a dog shampoo for sensitive skin. Ears must be cleaned and checked weekly because the breed is prone to ear infections. Trim nails as necessary and brush teeth a few times a week to freshen breath and prevent infection.
They are smart and willing to please, so training is relatively easy. Because Daisy Dogs can be sensitive, they will not respond well to harsh training methods. Calm, gentle tones and positive reinforcement and much more effective tactics.