My sweet boy Oliver - his daddy, is a purebred Bichon Frise and his mommy a purebred Shih Tzu.
He is the first generation, which is the ONLY way to have an exact 50/50 mix. He is super affectionate and loving, quite submissive and timid, and very smart.
He is usually very quiet but gets occasional bursts of energy where he does laps around the house, then flops down and sleeps for awhile.
I have had many kinds of dogs, but Oliver is the sweetest, most loving little guy I have ever owned.
He is healthy, but we did have a scary episode when he fainted once, the emergency vet said it was a vagal response. He had just vomited up some grass he ate outside and fell over. After he had got up, he was perfectly fine, but we went to be checked out anyways.
He also has two teeth that have not come in. He is now eight months old. His vet said they could either be impacted, and if so she would just have to make a small cut to allow them to emerge, or she said it is more likely those two teeth just didn't develop, she has seen that more often than impaction. She just said we'd watch him for any pain, or abscess since dogs must be anesthetized for dental X-rays.
Oh, and he gets car sick. I've tried to get him used to it by taking with me where I can. The vet has given us some medicine called Cerenia, and it works fine.
I'm hoping that as I take him more places and around more people he will get a little more used to people and not be so timid. He has no timidity around other dogs; he loves them...the bigger, the better!