Yorkie Bichon is a designer dog, a cross between Bichon Frise and Yorkshire terrier and are popular for their low maintenance cost and cuteness. They have existed from the past few decades, but they became popular in the last ten years or so. As it is a hybrid dog, its difficult to identify their temperament and appearance because its parents belong to entirely different conditions.
Temperament and Personality
Bichon mix puppies are more likely to inherit those qualities that tend to dominate their parents. The Yorkie Bichon mix pets usually happens to be a dog with a mild temperament and independent nature that makes it great as a companion. The dog doesn’t mind being left alone for brief intervals and would rather be content to explore its surroundings when away for some time. They would make for an active sentry dog as it happens to be a very aggressive barker. However, they love to be in the midst of humans and crave for attention. But on the other hand, they tend to be destructive and stubborn by nature as well as have an insatiable desire for inspecting everything around them.
Yorkie Bichon Characteristics
Adaptability To Apartment Living
Good for 1st Time Owners
Affection towards Family
Ease of Grooming
A Yorkie Bichon can remain sprightly and agile because of its small size and low weight. Since they’re naturally active, they don't need to be put through a strenuous exercise regimen every day as they will be exhausting a substantial amount of calories on their own. Allow them to play around freely as long as they are inside.
The breed requires moderate grooming although having a full coat as they tend to shed a good amount of hair. They need brushing on alternate days, but trimming around the face should be done regularly. Cleaning of teeth and wiping of ears should be done two or three times a week.
The dog can take over its parents health issues, although the most common disease is Legg-Calve-Perthes which leads to the insufficient amount of blood supply to the bones of the thigh of the hind legs. Other problems may include patellar luxation, dental problems, progressive retinal atrophy, hypothyroidism and eye problems.
The pups being intelligent and smart (traits they pick up from their purebred parents) can imbibe new tricks quickly. Since the puppies are instinctively inclined to take to vices like territorial aggression, dread and consistent yapping, making them attend grooming classes would help them develop good manners. Crate training can be helpful for them and train them to socialize with children, adults and other pets.
Since the vitamins and minerals fully retain in raw food items, offer the Yorkie Bichon pup uncooked foods. Branded dog foods like Nature’s Variety, Nature’s Logic and Canine Caviar can also be provided. Offering a maximum of four meals would suffice and maintain a gaping of at least 4-5 hours in between two successive meals. See to it that the pup drinks enough water throughout the day to keep its system well hydrated. During scorching weather, the breed tends to eat less and may only feel like eating during night time.