Have you ever imagine a dog with the qualities of Yorkshire and Bichon Frise. Well, you don’t have to worry you can keep Yorkie bichon as your new pet.
The Yorkie Bichon is a designer dog, a cross between a purebred Yorkshire Terrier and Bichon Frise. The dog is best known for adorable looks and low maintenance cost. This dog is classified under toy dog breed with the sharp muzzle, black nose, round skull, and eyes, long tail, and are recognized by different names.
Bichon Yorkie puppies
Yorkie Bichon originated in the United States of America. It’s a new hybrid with no long history.
Bichon Frise and Yorkshire Terrier are the proud parents of Yorkie Bichon.
Yochon has got silky hair from the Yorkie, stiff curly hair from Bichon. You can get a dog with Yorkie color and Bichon Hair. This breed needs well grooming to maintain its cute look.
The Yo-chon featured with the full heavy soft coat. The parents of the breed are hypoallergenic, and these dogs are hypoallergenic too. Veterinarian suggests keeping the skin healthy, mats and tangles free.
Yorkie Bichon Temperament/Behavior
Most of the Yo-chon owners may expect combined behavioral traits of its parent breed. The Yorkie Bichon may be independent in nature but will love to spend time with you. It means that you can leave the dog alone and go out to work without any worries. The Bichons are intelligent, friendly and get along well with the kids. These small dogs have a high prey drive which makes them challenge the large dogs too. These dogs bark at very high pitch tone and this makes them an excellent watchdog. These dogs are very fond of people likes to seek their attention. They are a little destructive in nature and at times can act in a stubborn way. The dogs have a good itch of curiosity which makes them investigate everything.
|Also Known As||Borkie, Yorkie-Bichon, Yo-Chon, Yorkshire Frise|
|Color||White, Blonde, Cream, Dark, Brown Black, Golden, Brown, Gray|
|Type Of Breed||Cross Breed|
|Breed Group||Designer Toy Breed|
|Life Span/Expectancy||10 to 12 years|
|Weight||6-8 Pounds (Adult Dog)|
|Personality Traits||Jolly, Dynamic, affectionate, attentive|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information||DBR,DDKC, DRA, IDCR, ACHC|
Yorkie Bichon Care
Yorkie Bichons required a moderate amount of activity and exercise regularly. These small dogs don’t need to excessive workout as they are naturally energetic, active and curious. They can burn enough quantities of calories in their daily activities. Let the dog play openly in an enclosed area. The owner may find it difficult to train these dogs in the house properly.
It might be a hypoallergenic breed, the Bichon-Yorkie sheds a lot. Brushing the dog two to three times in a week will be appropriate. The groomer can cut or strip her hair. Occasionally cut the hair around eyes and face to avoid irritation. Bathe the dog if it gets dirty and to make it feel fresh and smell good. Keep a watch on their nails as they require regular trimming. Keep the ears dirt free and hair free to prevent ear infections, and routine dental care to stop gum infections.
Like all other cross-breed dogs, the Yorkie Bichon has inherited some diseases that are common to its parent breeds. Some of the condition that you should monitor include dental problems, Legg-Calve-Perthes, progressive retinal disease, slipped kneecaps, hypothyroidism, atrophy, and eye problems.
Yorkie Bichon Training
The puppies are born intelligent and are quick learners like their parents. Give crate training to your puppy for the better result. Choose wire crates or puppy pens over the plastic crates for in-house training. These crates allow continuous airflow and let the pup to see what is going on around her. You can take the puppy to the obedience training classes if it shows any sign of aggression, excessive barking or fearfulness.
Food / Diet
A high-quality suitable food provides Yorkie Bichon the required nutrition and energy. These small size dogs need 1/2 cup of dry dog food every day. Discuss with your vet for the best food suggestion. In case your dog is feeding any canine wet food then you need to adjust the quantity of dry food so that he will not gain too much weight. Give them enough water throughout the day, mainly in the summer season. It is necessary as the weather is hot and the dog doesn't want to eat much food except in evening or at night.
Yorkie Bichon Interesting Facts
The dog's ears can be downward hanging ears or upright and erect.
In hot summer seasons, the may not eat in the daytime and will have its meal at night only.
The yo-chon puppy born with silky hair and curly coat like parent breed.