Bichon Yorkie Breed Summary
Alert, Energetic, Playful, Curious, Loving, Smart
The Yorkie Bichon is more than just a pup with good looks; these dogs are friendly, fun, and loving, too. You can expect that your Yorkie Bichon will be a vivacious and smart little dog. Even as puppies, these dogs show a high level of intelligence and an interest in learning how to do tricks.
|Lifespan||10 - 12 years|
|Height (at the withers)||Males and Females: 9 - 12"|
|Weight||Males and Females: 6 - 8lb|
|Coat||A Bichon Yorkie could have long, silky hair like the Yorkshire Terrier, or the dense, soft, curly hair of the Bichon Frise that resembles a fluffy snowball|
|Color||White, cream, golden, gray, blue, brown or black|
|Common health issues||Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, slipped kneecaps, hypothyroidism, progressive retinal atrophy, dental problems, and eye problems.|
Your Yorkie Bichon will exhibit a combination of traits from its parent breeds. You can expect that these dogs will be independent but will still enjoy spending loads of time with you. This means that you can leave your dog at home while you go to work without having to worry about him getting too anxious, but he will definitely be excited to see you when you return home.
These dogs do have a high-pitch bark, so they can make good watchdogs, but you should try to train your dog to not bark excessively.
Despite all of their positive qualities, Yorkie Bichons can exhibit destructive behaviors and they can be stubborn as well as a little too curious. Therefore, proper training is imperative, and you need to give your pet plenty of toys to remain occupied while you aren’t home.
The true beginning of the Bichon Yorkie is not well documented, but we do know that it is a crossbreed of the Bichon Frise and Yorkshire Terrier. Whilst this breed is not recognized by the Kennel Club, the Bichon Yorkie is recognized by other organizations, such as the American Canine Hybrid Club (ACHC) and the Designer Breed Registry (DBR).