What Are the Characteristics of Yorkie-Chon Puppies?

A Yorkie-chon, also known as a bichon Yorkie, is a puppy that is a cross between a Yorkshire terrier and a bichon frisé; because it is a mixed breed, characteristics within the breed may vary. Their weight ranges from 7 to 13 pounds, and their height ranges from 9 to 12 inches. They tend to be very happy, intelligent dogs.

A good way to learn about the various characteristics of the Yorkie-chon is to study the general characteristics of both the Yorkshire terrier breed and the bichon frisé breed. Being a hybrid breed, each dog may take on different characteristics from the two breeds. They are great with children but may need time to become comfortable with new people.

Two possible versions of the Yorkie-chon are the gremlin and the teddy bear. The gremlin's coat is thin and short. The gremlin breed tends to have a lot of energy. The teddy bear has a dense outer coat and thick undercoat. They are very patient dogs and make wonderful pets for families with young children.

Not all Yorkie-chons are half Yorkshire terrier and half bichon frisé. Some have a more diluted lineage but still carry the majority of the characteristics of the members of the breed that are half-and-half.