Aussiechon

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General Appearance: The Aussiechon is a designer breed, bred from a Mini Australian Shepherd and Bichon Frise. The Aussiechon tends to resemble the Bichon Frise more.

Proportion & Symmetry: No feature being in such prominence from either excess or lack of quality that the animal appears poorly proportioned.

 

Substance: Aussiechons measure 10 to 18 inches and weight anywhere from 8 to 20 pounds. This breed typically lives for 12 to 15 years. 

Head: Ears are dropped and are covered with long flowing hair. When extended toward the nose, the leathers reach approximately halfway the length of the muzzle. They are set on slightly higher than eye level and rather forward on the skull so that when the dog is alert they serve to frame the face. The skull is slightly rounded, allowing for a round and forward-looking eye. The stop is slightly accentuated. The muzzle is properly balanced head is three parts muzzle to five parts skull, measured from the nose to the stop and from the stop to the occiput.

Body: The chest is well developed and wide enough to allow free and unrestricted movement of the front legs. The lowest point of the chest extends at least to the elbow. The rib cage is moderately sprung and extends back to a short and muscular loin.

 

Forequarters: The shoulder blade, upper arm, and forearm are approximately equal in length. The shoulders are laid back to somewhat near a forty-five-degree angle. The upper arm extends well back so the elbow is placed directly below the withers when viewed from the side.

Coat: The coats appear with both straight and wavy coats, Aussiechon pups are low shedding.

Color: Coats can be found in a variety of colors ranging from white, to tan, to brown, to black and or a mix of these colors. 

Gait: Movement at a trot is free, precise and effortless. In profile the forelegs and hind legs extend equally with an easy reach and drive that maintain a steady topline. Moving away, the hindquarters travel with moderate width between them and the foot pads can be seen. Coming and going, his movement is precise and true

Temperament: Gentle mannered, sensitive, playful and affectionate.