Bichon Yorkie

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Bichon Yorkie History

The Bichon Frise is a breed of small, fluffy white dog with curled ears and a silky coat. It is believed to have originated in the Mediterranean region and was brought to Europe during the Crusades. The Bichon Tenerife, which was a cross between the Maltese and the Bichon Frise, was very popular in the Canary Islands during the 16th century. The Maltese, the Havanese, the Bolognese, and the Chihuahua are descendants from the Bichon Tenerife. The Bichon Tenerife was a popular pet with the European nobility in the 16th and 17th centuries, and the breeding of the smaller, more delicate version with longer hair is now regarded as the beginning of the modern Bichon Frise. The modern history of the Bichon Frise begins in the 1830s, when French breeders began to make an effort to establish a distinct type. In 1850, the Kennel Club recognized the bicoloured variety as the “Canaria”, and the solid-coloured varieties as the “Bébé de Malte” (Maltese Baby). The “Frise de Bordeaux” (Bordeaux Curl) was created in 1880, and the “Frise à Petit Pois” (Curly Powderpuff) in 1920.

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Bichon Yorkie Physical Characteristics

The Bichon Yorkie is a toy-sized, low-shedding, hypoallergenic, non-shedding, and long-lived breed of dogs. They are bred to be companion dogs and tend to fit in well in apartments or homes. They have a double-layered white and curly fur that is soft and silky. Their eyes are bold and round. They weigh between 5 and 7 pounds.

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Height Range

Male Height Range: 9 – 12 inches

Female Height Range: 9 – 12 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 6 – 8 lbs

Female Weight Range: 6 – 8 lbs

Bichon Yorkie Health

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10-12 yrs

Bichon Yorkie Health Concerns

Patellar Luxation, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Hypothyroidism, Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease, Dental Problems, Eye Conditions

Bichon Yorkie Temperament and Behaviour

The Bichon can be happy, playful, and affectionate. They love being around people, and can get along well with children. They are generally polite with visitors, and they can be outgoing when meeting someone new. They are fairly adaptable and tend to be fine with other pets as well.

Bichon Yorkie Activity Requirements

The Bichon Yorkie is a small, fluffy dog that originated in the 17th century. They are sweet, affectionate, and playful, making them a popular companion for people of all ages. Although they are small, the Bichon Yorkie is an energetic, intelligent, and curious pup. They do well in homes with children, but they need lots of attention. While a Bichon Yorkie may enjoy a quick romp around the yard, they will also be happy curled up on the couch. If you are looking for a dog that has moderate energy levels, the Bichon Yorkie may be a great match for you. They are happy to curl up with you, but they also love to play. A daily walk will also keep them healthy.

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Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Bichon Yorkie is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Bichon Yorkie is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Bichon Yorkie is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Bichon Yorkie is part of the Unclassified group.

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