Daisy Dog Breed Information
Description: The Daisy Dog, mixed with the Poodle, the Bichon Frise and the Shih Tzu, is known for its extremely loving, friendly and energetic nature. Described best as a cute, shaggy dog with a fun-loving personality, the Daisy Dog is small to medium in size and considered a “lap dog.” They are the ideal companion size who are always alert and loyal to their owner.
Other Names: Daises
Height: 10-11 in.
Weight: 10-15 lbs.
Colors: Daisy Dogs have a coat that comes in white, red, silver, gray, black with a blue tint and brown.
Coat: The coat of a Daisy Dog is described as medium length and dense with straight hair.
Temperament: Intelligent, sweet and loving are some of the words to describe the temperament of a Daisy Dog. They are very social and thrive in homes with large families. They love being the center of attention and respond very well to training. This breed is loyal to their owners and love travelling, cuddling and playing with them. Wherever you go, your Daisy Dog wants to be close by. With Children: Daisy Dogs are gentle and trustworthy around children of all ages. Their petite size and patient nature makes them a great fit for younger members of the family. They are always down to play games and entertain. With Pets: As long as this breed gets showered with love, Daisy Dogs will get along with anyone – even other household pets. They embrace all other members of the family and adapt well to meeting other breeds and animals.
Watch-dog: Their ability to be alert at all times makes Daisy Dogs a good guard dog.
Guard-dog: Due to their small frame and kind nature, Daisy Dogs would not be a successful guard dog.
Care and Training: The Daisy Dog is known for not shedding and hypoallergenic, meaning their coat only needs to be brushed once or twice a week. Since this breed has sensitive skin, a dog shampoo that is forgiving of that is recommended. The Daisy Dog is a sensitive breed and s best with training that is paired with positive reinforcement instead of harsh punishments.
Learning Rate: High. Obedience: High. The Daisy Dog excels in training due to their people pleasing personality and loyalty to their owners Problem Solving: High. The Daisy Dog may be sensitive but they know how to protect themselves when it comes to getting through obstacles.
Activity: Low. On average, Daisy Dogs can walk four miles per week and only require 30 minutes of physical activity a day to stay happy.
Living Environment: Daisy Dogs can thrive in all living environments as long as they can get outside on a daily basis.
Health Issues: While the Daisy Dog is considered a healthy breed, some potential genetic health concerns are patellar luxation, epilepsy, bloating, eye problems and Addison’s Disease.
Life Span: 12-14 years.
Litter Size: 1-7 puppies.
Country of Origin: United States of America
History: The Daisy Dog breed is a mix between the Poodle, the Bichon Frise and the Shih Tzu. The breed originated in 1980 when designer dogs first became popular, breeder Jennifer Peterson was said to be the one that advocated for this mix in its early years. Since the Daisy Dog is a new breed, a lot of its history can be determined by its parent breeds. The Poodle originated in Germany and moved to France where they were bred into three sizes. The standard size Poodle was bred as a retriever for water, the miniature was used to sniff out truffles in the forest and the smallest toy Poodle was a companion to rich families. The Poodle was considered a circus dog, registered in Britain in 1874 and in America 12 years later. The Bichon Frise is the descendant of an Italian Water Spaniel, the same breed that sparked the popularity of the Poodle and the Maltese breeds. Bichon Frise were originally known as the Bichon Tenerife, known for their cheery and loving demeanor. They commonly traveled with sailors and used as items for trade. From the 1300’s to the 1800’s, this breed was known to be a favorite it royal families of the world. After falling off the grid, the breed was re-established after World War I, recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1972. The Shih-Tzu seem to have the most known history, dating back to 8000 B.C. Believed to have been bred in Tibet or China, Shih Tzu were valued by the Chinese Dynasty living a privileged life and were referred to as small lions by Marco Polo in the 1200’s. The breed was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1969.