Facts & Origin
Shelchon - The charming mixture of Bichon Frisé and Shetland Sheepdog
The Shelchon is a unique cross between the Bichon Frisé and the Shetland Sheepdog. Both breeds have interesting origins and histories that give the Shelchon a special diversity.
Overall, the Shelchon is an adorable and lovable companion that delights with its unique appearance and friendly nature. With proper care, training and veterinary attention, he can live a happy and healthy life.
|Origin||France - Scotland|
|Life expectancy||12 - 15 years|
|Care requirements||low-maintenance - high-maintenance|
|Activity level||low - high|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Possible character traits of the Shelchon
The Shelchon is a wonderful companion dog that fits in well with families or individuals. He is known for his lively and friendly nature. The Shelchon is usually a good playmate for children and can get along well with other pets. Because of its playful and intelligent nature, it is well suited for dog sports and obedience training.
The Shelchon will likely exhibit some positive character traits of both parent breeds. These could include:
- Friendliness and playfulness
- Intelligence and willingness to learn
- Adaptability and liveliness
- Affection and caring
It is important to note that each dog's character is individual and influenced by various factors such as socialization and environment.
Care and health maintenance
As with all dogs, certain health problems can occur with the Shelchon. It is important to note that both parent breeds have certain genetic susceptibilities. Potential health problems in the Shelchon can include eye problems, hip dysplasia, and allergies. Regular veterinary examinations, a balanced diet and adequate exercise are important to maintain the Shelchon's health.
Grooming the Shelchon requires regular attention. The coat is usually dense and may be wavy or curly. It should be brushed regularly to prevent tangles and matting. In addition, regular cleaning of the ears is important to prevent infection. Claws should be trimmed as needed and teeth should be cleaned regularly.
What does this mixed breed look like?
The appearance of a Shelchon can vary from dog to dog, as it has characteristics of both parent breeds. However, it is usually a small to medium sized dog with a charming appearance. The coat can be a variety of colors, including white, cream, brown, or a combination thereof. The Shelchon often has a cute face with dark eyes and drooping ears.
Often occur with allergies and intolerances.
Patellar luxation is the term used to describe a displacement of the kneecap, which is one of the most common causes of lameness in dogs.
The MDR1 defect is a defect in the MDR1 gene that can occur in some breeds of dogs and in humans. This results in the deficient or absent synthesis of a certain protein which is an important component of the blood-brain barrier, leading to hypersensitivity to some drugs.
They can vary in size depending on the parent, but most reach a size between 10-20 cm.
Bichon Frisé and Shetland Sheepdog mixes can have many different colors, including white, gray, black, etc.
Shelchons are intelligent, affectionate, even-tempered and lovable and make fantastic family dogs.
Yes, they are easy to train and learn quickly.
Shelchons need regular brushing and combing to keep their coats in good condition, as well as regular baths to keep their coats shiny and clean.