9 Responses to Shiffon

  1. Christine says:

    I love the look of ship fobs puppies how much are they and were do you get one

  2. Christina says:

    – I recently adopted a 6 year old Shih Tzu Brussel Griffon Mix & she has a horrible odor & a nasty habit of not wanting to get her feet wet so when its raining she uses the restroom in the house & she has very dry skin to which she cannot stop scratching & her neck has developed some type of irritated rash & idk what todo , i was hoping someone could give me advice on a few of these things if not all .

    • admin says:

      Sounds like your dog’s urge of scratching continuously is related to the odor and the rashes. Consult a vet at the earliest.

    • Lena says:

      Hello..we have a shiffon and noticed after its arrival that he had thinning patches and mild skin irritation. From past experience, suspected food allergies. Switched to Nulo grain free, and voila! What a difference in coat..now thick, shiney, no scratching, etc. You can buy Nulo at petsmart, but there are of course other grain free products. We feed chicken, peas and carrot formula with great results. Also, the salmon and lentil. May help yours.

      • Kayla says:

        Same problem happened to me too! I asked the Vet and she suggusted grain allergies which are extremely common – Shiffon’s are 80% likely to be alergic to grain. Hope this helps others.

    • Kayla says:

      Hi. I also have adopted a 2 year old Shih Tzu/Brussels Griffin Mix. He hates EVERYTHING with water; snow, baths, rain, puddles, etc. Even though he hates it, i give him baths weekly. I suggest introducing him to the water as you do to a puppy for his first bath, that helps mine. Also, sometimes i get into my bathing suit and sit with him in the bath to help confort him. About the skin rash, this may be due to not getting baths, or a medical condition, like eczema. If you habe any other questions, you can contact me at my email: puppiezfurever@gmail.com

  3. Sandy says:

    Would like to find a breeder of griffon cross not to end up with short hair but after reading comments about allergies is this a common problem with crossing the breeds to become a shiffon. I am disabled and need a constant companion that is small to become my best friend my Savior and the love of my life.

  4. BelgiumBabe says:

    Like Christina, I adopted a 6 year old Shiffon and later discovered he itched and scratched constantly and I had to bathe him every few days because the bad odor (emanating from his skin) would return after bathing. For months I regret I tried a slew of home remedies all to no avail because I was GUESSING at the source of his problems. FINALLY I upped over $300 for a vet to diagnose him with environmental allergies and yeast infection from all the scratching! He is now on Apoquel for itching and an antibiotic to clear up the infection. I HATE the thought of him being on a medication for life but he was very miserable and tearing at his skin. He got worse after he was groomed of most of his hair. It will be an expensive road to go but the previous owner of 2 YEARS did NOTHING to relieve him and she said from the day she rescued him he was itchy — so he’s been suffering for YEARS and he’s too cute and too sweet to have been in that that dilemma of pain and irritation and annoyance all that time! It is appalling to me and he was heartbreaking to observe. Apoquel has stopped the itching like 97% and he just began it! I am thrilled but still am very sad about the expense and the potential side effects of this medication. But he deserves to have more quality of life and a peaceful, comfortable lifestyle now. Also, doc gave us a great antibacterial shampoo for him (he likes water!) and his malodor has gone away as the yeast bacteria has disappeared from living on his skin. I’d say we are both much more relaxed, de-stressed, and happier after the vet’s help!!

  5. AG says:

    Where did you get your shiffon?

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