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Dachshund vs Shichon – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Dachshund vs Shichon" Compare Dachshund and Shichon. Which is better: Dachshund or Shichon?
Name Dachshund Shichon
OriginsGermany United States
Group Hunting Dogs Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank13307
Reviews10
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Other Names Teckel, Tekkel, Tekkel Doxie, Weenie Dog, Sausage Dog, Bassotto, Worshond Zuchon, Teddy Bear
Breed Type Purebred Cross Breed
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Hound breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Dachshunds group, in the section. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club Canadian Canine Registry American Canine Hybrid Club Designer Breed Registry Designer Dogs Kennel Club International Designer Canine Registry
Price $500-$700 800-1200

General Appearance - Dachshund vs Shichon

Size Small Small
Weight Toy: 8-11 pounds (3.5-5.0 kg)Standard: 16-32 pounds (7-15 kg), Miniature: 12 pounds (5.5 kg) 10-15 pounds (5-7 kg)
Avg. Weight Toy: 9.5 pounds (3.5-5.0 kg)Standard: 24 pounds (11 kg), Miniature: 12 pounds (5.5 kg) 12.5 pounds (6 kg)
Height Toy: 12 inches (30 cm)Standard: 8-11 inches (20-27 cm), Miniature: 5-7 inches (13-18 cm) 19-21 inches (49-53 cm)
Avg. Height Toy: 12 inches (30 cm)Standard: 9.5 inches (23.5 cm), Miniature: 6 inches (15.5 cm) 20 inches (51 cm)

Hair & Care - Dachshund vs Shichon

Coat Fine Fluffy Dense Curly Silky
Colors Blue Red White Tan Brown Silver Black Apricot Cream Red White Black Gray Silver
Grooming
Easy to groom: The Dachshund doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Effortless: The Shichon requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Dachshunds shed none to minimal.
Shichons shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Dachshund vs Shichon

Temperament Clever Devoted Playful Courageous Lively Stubborn Affectionate Gentle Lively Playful Friendly Intelligent Loving Social
Intelligent Rank
Average: Dachshund's has average obedience intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Dachshunds are easy to train.
Shichons are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Dachshunds, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Shichon is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Dachshunds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Shichons are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Dachshunds are a social breed.
Shichons need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
High: The Dachshund is a very vocal breed.
Average: The Shichon barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Dachshunds are average watchdogs.
Shichons are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Dachshunds are average defenders.
Shichons are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Dachshund has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Shichon has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Dachshunds have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Shichons have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Dachshunds have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Shichons have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Dachshunds have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Shichons have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Apartment Friendly
Dachshunds are apartment-friendly dogs.
Shichons are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Adaptability
Dachshunds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Shichons adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Dachshunds do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Shichons tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Dachshund vs Shichon

Stranger Friendly
Dachshunds are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Shichons are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Dachshunds are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Shichons are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Dachshunds are average friendly towards cats.
Shichons are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Dachshunds are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Shichons are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Dachshund is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Shichon is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Dachshunds are not the best breed for elderly people.
Shichons are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Dachshunds are generally with other pets.
Shichons are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Dachshunds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Shichons are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Yes
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Dachshund breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Shichon breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Dachshund vs Shichon

Health Issues
The Dachshund is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Shichon is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Acanthosis Nigricans Baldness Bloat Cancer Canine Diabetes Mellitus Cushing's Syndrome Deafness Demodectic Mange Elbow Dysplasia Epilepsy Intervertebral Disk Disease Legg-perthes Disease Lymphocytic Thyroiditis Mitral Valve Disease Narcolepsy Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Allergies
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No Yes
Energy Level
Dachshunds have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Shichons have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
Dachshunds have an average exercise need.
Shichons have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Dachshunds sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Shichons sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1/4 to 1 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
High: The Dachshund breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers warm weather Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Low
The Dachshund has a low chance of bad smell.
Low
The Shichon has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Dachshund is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Shichon is an average drooler.

Reproducibility - Dachshund vs Shichon

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 4-8 puppies 3-6 puppies

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