Yochon

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The Yochon is a mix of Yorkshire Terrier & Bichon Frise. They are very cute fun loving small dogs. eneath the frou-frou appearance -- perhaps complete with hair bow -- beats the heart of a tough little terrier. He originally was developed as a ratter in his native Britain. The Yorkie might only weigh 7 pounds in adulthood and stand between 8 and 9 inches tall at the shoulder, but he thinks he's a big guy. Yorkies have blue and tan coats, with long, silky hair. Bichon Frise In French, bichon frise means "curly coated lapdog," and that's as good a description as any of this charming breed. At maturity, bichon frises stand between 9 and 12 inches tall at the shoulder, weighing between 10 to 18 pounds. Bichons are white, although the breed standard permits not more than 10 percent of accent coloring in shades of buff, apricot or cream. Bred strictly as companions, these are sweet, happy and playful little dogs. Yochons might have the silky hair of the Yorkie parent, or the tight curls of the bichon. You could have a dog with Yorkie coloring and bichon hair, or vice versa. No matter whose hair the dog inherits, expect a pet who needs regular trips to the groomer. The ears can be upright or down. One good bet: The little dog will be extremely cute. Yochon Temperament No matter which breeds personality shines strongest, the Yochon makes a fine companion dog. The Yorkie is more independent, while the bichon wants to be with his person all the time. With luck, you'll have a pet who is friendly but not anxious when you're out for a while.