TEACUP-TOY YORKIE CHON PUPPIES
Also called a Bichon Yorkie, the Yorkie Chon is the result of crossing the Bichon Frise and the Yorkshire Terrier. This dog is a loved and loyal family companion. They are tiny bursts of energy who are fun, friendly, and loving. Alert, smart and curious, they are intelligent enough to be responsive to training. Coupled with only moderate grooming requirements, they are adaptable to many situations and environments. Yorkie Chons are notorious for their high-pitched barking which they’ll put to use guarding your home and family. Early training and socialization can help your Yorkie Chon grow into a dog who can get along well with people and pets.
They have a soft, sweet nature, and they won’t become too anxious when they are away from you.
They are fond of people and get along well with children and pets, so the breed is a great companion dog. It’s a talented lap dog, and its characteristic high-pitched bark makes it a good watch dog as well. (Be sure to address barking in your training so it doesn’t become problematic.)
Yorkie Chons are sometimes stubborn, making training occasionally challenging.
They have a round head with ears that may hang down or stand up depending on which breed they favor. They have round, dark eyes and a blunt muzzle that ends in a black nose. Their bodies are well-proportioned and compact.
Coats will vary and can exhibit either parent breed’s characteristics. They could display the long, silky hair of the Yorkie or the dense, soft, and curly hair of the Bichon Frise (which is reminiscent of a fluffy snowball).
Colors also vary and come in combinations of these colors:
Their prey drive is high, and they will sometimes challenge larger animals. Early training and socialization should be successful because this breed is so smart, and both can help your pup learn to manage most situations. Obedience training helps curb problem behaviors.
Yorkie Chons are the result of breeding the Bichon Frise and Yorkie. They were first known and developed in the United States in about 2000. They haven’t been recognized by the American Kennel Club, but other organizations have recognized them, including the American Canine Hybrid Club and the Designer Breed Registry. The breed doesn’t have a long history, but we know much more about their parent breeds.
The Bichon Frise was created in the Mediterranean centuries ago. They were often traded, and that’s how they made their way around the world. In the 1300s the breed became very popular with Italian nobility. France discovered the breed in the 1500s, and they were also treasured there. They made their way to and became popular in the Canary Islands in the 15th and 16th centuries. The 1800s saw a decline in the breed’s popularity, but there were efforts to restabilize the breed after the first World War. The breed made it to the United States by 1956, and they were recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1971.
The Yorkshire Terrier was named for its place of origin in England. When the Industrial Revolution brought Scottish immigrants to England in search of work, they brought with them the now-extinct Old English Toy and Waterside Terriers, which were well-suited to hunting rodents. Pairing those two created some of the breed’s early refinements. They eventually arrived in the United States, and the American Kennel Club recognized the breed in 1885. They became popular for their showmanship and their affectionate personalities.
Major health concerns to be aware of:
Minor health concerns to be aware of:
While Yorkie Chons are considered hypoallergenic, they can shed a lot. Brushing them about three times a week will help manage the shedding and keep them free of tangles and uncomfortable mats. They don’t need to be bathed often, but an occasional bath is great for creating a coat that looks and smells great. Check and clean ears regularly to prevent ear infections. Trim nails as necessary; you will know it’s time when you can hear their nails on the floor as they walk. Finally, brush your pup’s teeth a few times a week to freshen breath and prevent gum infections.