Toy Fo-Chon

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Toy Fo-Chon History

The Fo-Cho is a medium-sized, toy breed of Chinese hairless dog. The origin of the name “Fo-Cho” is unknown, but may be derived from the Ancient Korean word fo-chon-bok meaning “hairless”. The Fo-Cho is believed to have originated from the the Korean Peninsula. It is thought the ancestor of the Fo-Chang was the chou-hua, or “flower lion”, and the hou-yuan, or “sacred mutt”. The chou-hua was an ancient Chinese myth about a mythical, white lion that guarded temples, while the hou-yuan was a variety of mixed-breed dog that was kept by the Taoist priests. The chou-hua and the hou-yuan were crossed with local breeds of dogs, resulting in a type of skin-and-hairless, or hairless, furred dog. The hou-yuan was believed to be a “living Buddha” by some, and in the 4th century AD the hou-yuan was protected and worshipped by the local Chinese.

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Toy Fo-Chon Physical Characteristics

The Toy Fo-chon is a small, medium- sized, mixed breed dog that is typically between 8 and 12 inches tall and weighs between 10 and 20 pounds. This terrier-type breed of dog has a round head, short fine-boned legs, and a plumed tail. Their thin, soft, wavy coats are a variety of colors and they can have either erect or semi-erect ears. They are very friendly and affectionate and make good companions.

Eye Colors


Nose Colors


Coat Colors

Black, White, Brown

Height Range

Male Height Range: 8 – 12 inches

Female Height Range: 8 – 10 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 7 – 12 lbs

Female Weight Range: 7 – 10 lbs

Toy Fo-Chon Health

Description of breed health.


12-15 yrs

Toy Fo-Chon Health Concerns

Patellar Luxation, Inverterbral Disc Degeneration, Allergies, Eye Problems, Dental Disease

Toy Fo-Chon Temperament and Behaviour

The Toy Fo-Chon, also known as the Bichon Frise, is a small, friendly and outgoing lapdog. They are highly sociable and like to be close to their owners, but are also independent and assertive. They are typically very friendly with strangers, but may be aggressive to other small or toy breeds. They are not recommended for homes with small children.

Toy Fo-Chon Activity Requirements

The Toy Fo-Chon is a small, athletic dog. They are intelligent and loyal, making them great companions and family pets. They are “little clowns” that like to make people laugh. While they are not as high energy as some other breeds, most Toy Fo-Chons will still want a daily walk. This will help keep them physically fit and mentally stimulated. Daily walks are also a great way to bond with your Toy Fo-Chon. If you have the time and the means, you might consider taking your dog to doggy day care once or twice a week. This will give them a chance to socialize with other dogs and burn off some energy. A “puppy playgroup” might be a good option for younger, more active dogs.

Miles Per Day

7 miles

Activity Per Day

30 minutes

Daily Food

1 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Toy Fo-Chon is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Toy Fo-Chon is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Toy Fo-Chon is part of the Unclassified group.

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