Daisy Dog

He is not recognized by the F.C.I.

Origin
France <> France / Belgium <> Tibet -> U.S.A.
Translation
Francis Vandersteen

A brief presentation of the Daisy Dog

The Daisy Dog is a very popular breed, cute and shaggy with a big personality. There are three breeds of dog that make up the Daisy Dog: the Poodle, the Bichon Frise and the Shih Tzu. All three breeds are popular with families and people living alone. The Daisy Dog inherits their alert instincts, intelligence and desire to please. The shaggy Daisy Dog is a sturdy build that's not fragile at all. Small to medium-sized, active enough without being a handful, and a real cuddle bug, your lap will be his lap where he'll happily absorb all the love and attention you can give him.

History of the Daisy Dog

Although there's some debate about the origins of the Daisy Dog, Jennifer Peterson stands out from other breeders as the brightest of them all. But let's take a look at the 3 pure breeds that make up the Daisy Dog.
        

A little of the Poodle

        
The Poodle originated in Germany, but it was the French who bred it into three sizes and created the famous Poodle Cup. The standard-sized Poodle was used as a Retriever for waterfowl hunters, the miniature was used to sniff out truffles in the forest and the smallest Poodle was a companion for the rich and noble. The Poodle became a circus dog for a time, then was first registered in Great Britain in 1874, then in America 12 years later.
Standard of the Poodle

A little of the Bichon frise

The Bichon Frise originated in the Mediterranean and has a lineage dating back to the 1300s. French or Italians brought them from the Canary Islands and once in Europe, they became very popular. They graced the courts of royalty and the wealthy. They were popular in circuses, and after the First World War, the Bichon Frise was recognized as a breed in 1934.
Standard of the Bichon frise
        

A little of the Shih Tzu

        
The Shih Tzu dates back to 8000 B.C. It is thought that they were bred in Tibet or China, and were prized by the Chinese dynasty. They led a privileged life and were called little lions by Marco Polo in the 1200s. Empress T'zu Hsi ascended the throne in 1861, and the Shih Tzu was her favorite animal. In 1928, the first pair was brought to England, and in 1969, they were recognized by the American Kennel Club.
Standard of the Shih Tzu

Appearance of the Daisy Dog

The Daisy Dog has an attractive appearance that belies a sturdy frame and lively disposition. They are small to medium-sized, with a well-proportioned build. The broad, wide head has ears that can fold back or stand semi-erect. The tail is often long and pointed, although it can be downy on some. The almost almond-shaped eyes are its most attractive feature, appearing to glow, giving it a lively expression. Short, strong legs supported by small, rounded feet can make him surprisingly quick. The nose is black with a short muzzle. The coat is often downy, dense and silky, making this an attractive breed.

Temperament of the Daisy Dog

The Daisy Dog is a loving, intelligent dog that makes an ideal companion or family dog. They are talented, alert and intelligent. Often small in stature, they surprise owners with just how robust these little dogs can be. They have a gentle disposition and adore children, adults and other pets. The Daisy Dog loves to be part of your life, travels well and loves to curl up on your lap for your attention. They are highly trainable, agile and ready to please. The Daisy Dog likes to be the center of attention and doesn't like to be left alone for long periods at a time. True companions, they consider themselves part of the family and as such want to be included in all family activities. These dogs are as adorable as their name, and just want to be with you.

Needs and activities of the Daisy Dog

The Daisy Dog is small but still needs daily exercise to keep his energy levels in check. Boredom can produce destructive behavior, so take him out to socialize with other people and dogs at the dog park, or go for a walk around the neighborhood. He'll love toys to play with and will appreciate training that keeps his mind stimulated. The Daisy Dog is intelligent and very easy to train, eager to please and will love all the attention he gets. Avoid harsh methods, as he can be a sensitive dog and will not respond well to them. Family games will be gladly accepted, and they are very affectionate with children and other pets. They especially love cuddles and attention.

Maintenance of the Daisy Dog

The Daisy Dog is blessed with a low to non-excretion rate and is hypoallergenic. This is a relief for families or allergy sufferers. They are low-maintenance, requiring only regular brushing, perhaps twice a week. A bath is only necessary if it gets a little dirty. Be sure to use a dog shampoo that's gentle on his skin. His ears can be prone to infection, so it's good practice to check for signs of infection or debris build-up and gently wipe them once a week. Grooming time can be rounded off with nail clippers if necessary and a good toothbrush to keep his breath fresh.

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