Getting the Dog

Ashley Yau

Dog Types

We have previously looked at some breeds, but some others are:

  • Shih-Tzu
  • Poodle
  • Bichon Frise
  • Havanese
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Shih Tzu

  • groomed every 4-6 weeks
  • can suffer kidney or eye problems
  • somewhat difficult to train (40-50)repititions at most
  • usually happy anywhere, or in busy enviroments
  • live for11-16 years
  • low shedding
  • ideal for any type of family

toy Poodle

  • great watchdog
  • hypoallergenic
  • very trainable
  • bathed every two to three weeks
  • expensive to groom deoending on size
  • wonderful family dog with a good temper
  • lives 11-12 years
  • bloating can be an issue to their health
  • need plenty of space depending on size
  • adapts to the enviroment

Bichon Frise

  • sturdy structure
  • cheerful personaltiy
  • non-shedding
  • somewhat non-oder fur/coat
  • must be groomed every 6-8 weeks
  • grooming can be expensive
  • one of the healthiest dogs
  • lives for 15-20 years on average
  • adaptable to temperature
  • easy to train
  • somewhat difficult to housebreak
  • great family dog


  • lively personality
  • best suited to indoor living
  • need a moderate amount of daily excersize
  • adapts to enviroment
  • requires frequent grooming
  • they are to be susceptable to cataracts and eye issues
  • can be house trained and are fairly easy to train
  • affenctionate dog


"Shih Tzu." Animal Planet Shih Tzu Comments. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Jan. 2016.

"Poodle." Animal Planet Poodle Comments. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Jan. 2016

"Bichon Frise." Animal Planet Bichon Frise Comments. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Jan. 2016."Havanese." Animal Planet Havanese Comments. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Jan. 2016.

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