Yochon puppies are among the cutest dogs around. They’re quite small, live for around a dozen years, and tend to be very obedient and agile. Yochon puppies are curious and love to learn and explore.
These puppies are also very social and should be socialized at an early age, lest you run into troubles.
Origins of Yochon Puppies
The Yochon is what’s known as a designer dog, a dog that was purposefully bred to display certain characteristics. This means that you need to be careful when choosing your puppy: you want to avoid getting your dog from an unethical puppy mill or a breeder who doesn’t treat their dog properly.
The Yochon is a combination of two breeds: the Yorkshire Terrier and the Bichon Frise. As such, it shares some traits with both of these dogs.
- Yorkshire Terriers, or Yorkies, are confident and clever dogs with a lot of determination. They can be snuggly or energetic. It’s important that you don’t spoil your Yorkies or they can become expectant.
- Bichon Frise dogs are generally very happy. They enjoy constant attention and are great at building relationships with new people. However, their constant need for affection makes them prone to separation anxiety.
Temperament of Yochon Puppies
As you can imagine, Yochon puppies are an interesting breed.
They combine the charismatic and affectionate nature of the Bichon Frise with the intelligence and confidence of Yorkies. This makes them great dogs for families or for single people.
These dogs tend to be less prone to separation anxiety than purebred Bichon Frise puppies because they have adopted some of the strength and independence of the Yorkshire Terrier.
Training and Caring for Yochon Puppies
Yochon puppies are not known for being overly active, though they are not lethargic by any means. Make sure you take your dog for walks a couple of times a day and make sure that it gets some time to enjoy frolicking around off-leash at least a couple of times per week.
Yochon puppies are very smart and eager to learn. Since they’re affectionate, they tend to develop strong bonds with their owners and are eager to listen to what they have to say.
Make sure to start socializing your Yochon puppies early. This will strengthen their ability to form relationships with other dogs and with people.
Yochons take after Yorkies in terms of their relationship with children – which means that they may not be the best puppies to keep around if you have small kids. They are sensitive dogs and in many ways, children can be a bit too rough for them.
Yochon dogs don’t have a ton of fur, which means that you don’t need to brush them every day. Every second day is usually enough. However, you’re also going to need to make sure to trim their facial hair on a regular basis.
Yochon puppies will require semi-regular bathing, but certainly don’t bathe them every day. Too much bathing will lead to their skin drying out which can make them uncomfortable and even cause health problems.