The Yorkiechon is a designer breed created through the cross of the Yorkshire Terrier & the Bichon Frise breed. The Yorkiechon is recognized by the ACHC (American Canine Hybrid Club) as a Yo-Chon. This designer breed can be registered through IDCR (International Designer Canine Registry) and ICA (International Canine Association, Inc).
- Country of Origin: N/A
- Weight: 6 - 15 lbs
- Height: 7 - 12 inches
- Color: The most desirable colors are the black & tan or the light brown with black highlights and/or white markings on the paws, chest & chin. Other colors are black, black & white and parti.
The Yorkiechon is vivacious, loving & gentle. This spunky designer breed is strong willed & sometimes apprehensive of strangers. They are also fearless & will alert their owners of any strangers approaching. The Yorkiechon loves to have romps in the yard & time sitting on the laps of their family.
The Yorkiechon is a relatively healthy cross. Health concerns to watch for are:
• Ear & Eye Infections
• Teeth Problems
• Luxating Patella
All mixed breed dogs have a better chance of having less health concerns because of their genetic diversity.
Their coat is fine, usually curly & mostly hypoallergenic. They may shed very little.
Daily brushing in this designer will help prevent any tangling or matting that can occur. Clipping tight to the body every 6 – 8 weeks is recommended. Bathe when necessary.