Yorkiechon Puppies for Sale
Looking for Yorkiechon puppies for sale? Sometimes called the Bichon Yorkie, the Yorkie Bichon, the Borkie or the Yo-Chon, this lovable designer breed is hypoallergenic and a favorite lapdog. This breed started showing up in the 1990’s.
These sweet puppies are snuggly lapdogs that love kids and want attention. However, because of their small size, they may be too fragile for homes with small children. They’re intelligent and easy to teach but can be stubborn, so kind but consistent training is needed.
These tiny but confident pups sometimes bark at anyone or anything they perceive as a threat, including much larger dogs. The Terrier prey instinct can show up in a desire to gnaw and dig.
The Yorkiechon is recognized by the ACHC (American Canine Hybrid Club) as a Bichon Yorkie. This designer breed can be registered through IDCR (International Designer Canine Registry) as a Yo-Chon or Borkie and through the ICA (International Canine Association, Inc).
- Country of Origin: N/A
- Weight: 6 - 15 lbs
- Height: 7 - 12 inches
- Color: These dogs can be white, cream, golden, gray, blue, brown, black, or a combination of these colors.
If you want to buy a Yorkiechon puppy, it’s smart to do a little research first. The Yorkiechon is vivacious, loving, and gentle with its family. These snuggly pups like indoor time, but a short daily walk helps them expend energy and keeps them calm and centered. They also need companionship, so don’t leave them alone for long periods. Bored or lonely Yorkiechons can chew and become destructive.
They can sometimes be relentless watchdogs. They are enthusiastic barkers and use that bark to warn off any unknown dogs or people. If you want to discourage this behavior, early socialization and patient, consistent training is required.
Yorkiechons love kids but are small and easily harmed. They may not be the right choice for homes with small children.
If you’re considering adopting a Yorkiechon puppy, make sure you understand this breed’s special health considerations. The average lifespan is 10-12 years. Many mixed breed dogs have a better chance of having fewer health concerns because of their genetic diversity, and this pup is a relatively healthy cross. Health concerns to watch for are:
- Ear and Eye Infections
- Teeth Problems
- Luxating Patella
Yorkiechons can be tough little dogs and may not show pain openly like other breeds. Limps, gingerly walking, or excessive licking at one spot may be a sign of a fracture or even a break, so take such signals seriously. With all dogs, schedule regular checkups with your vet, and stay up to date on vaccinations and shots.
Coat & Coat Care
Their coat is fine, usually curly & mostly hypoallergenic. They may shed very little.
Though this is a hypoallergenic breed, they are light shedders. Brush 2-3 times a week to control shedding and to prevent matting and tangles. Some owners like to trim these pups for easier maintenance, but even trimmed Yorkiechons should be brushed regularly.
Bathe when necessary.