Country of OriginUnited States
Nicknames and Other NamesYo-Chon, Borkie, Yorkshire Frise,
Yorkie Bichon
Scientific NameCanis Lupus Familiaris
Breed TypeCrossbreed
GroupNon-Sporting, Toy
Bred ForFamily Companion
Life Span10-12 Years
Ideal Weight6-8 Pounds (male and female)
Ideal Height9-12 Inches (male and female)
Fur TypeDense
Common ColorsBlack, Dark Brown, Blonde,
Gray,White, Golden
AvailabilityModerately Available
Suitable for ApartmentsNo
Used in World WarYes
Most Similar ToYorkshore terrier
Bichon Frise

The Yorkie Bichon is also known as Yo-Chon, Yorkie-Bichon, Yorkshire Frise is a hybrid breed. It is created by crossing a Yorkshire Terrier and a Bichon Frise. They are a small-sized, super cute dog that makes great as a family pet. It is lively, friendly, and fun little toy that you can call it your own.

The Yorkie Bichon is alike the Bichon Frise and Yorkshire Terrier that it was bred from. They have a compact, well-proportioned body with a round head. The muzzle is blunt with a dark nose. Their eyes are round, dark and the ears are either standing upright or hanging down. The coat also may come either long and silky like Yorkshire Terrier or soft, dense, curly like Bichon Frise.

Origin and History

The Yorkie Bichon is bred in the United States and has been around from past few decades. It is bred by crossing Bichon Frise and Yorkshire Terrier. The Bichon Frise is believed to be originated in France.

It is a medium-sized dog that can also swim in the water and the sailors would take them throughout Europe. It was famous as a lap dog with Italian nobilities.

Bichon Frise mix with Yorkshire Terrier
Bichon Frise.
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The Yorkshire Terrier is originated in the county of Yorkshire, England for the purpose to catch rats and vermin in clothing mills. It was owned by working class people. It was brought to the United State in the 19th century and it became popular there. Yorkshire Terrier was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885.

Yorkshire Terrier
Yorkshire Terrier.
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The Yorkie Bichon is not recognized by the American Kennel Club. However, it is recognized by other organization like the American Canine Hybrid Club and the Designer Breed Registry.

Is Yorkie Bichon Child-Friendly?

Yorkie Bichon is a wonderful companion for children as they are very friendly and get along with them very well. They enjoy being with them and loves to be part of the games they are playing. They are very tolerant of noise that children make and are happy seeing them play. Although they are friendly, the interaction of both your dog and the kids should be always supervised.

Yorkie Bichon is child friendly
Baby playing with Yorkie Bichon.
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Temperament, Behavior, and Personality

Temperament: The temperament of the Yorkie Bichon is lively but independent. It has a combination of traits from its parent breeds. They love to be the center of attention and also need some time alone by themselves.

Behavior: The Yorkie Bichon has a high pitched bark that has both good and bad side. The good side is that it will warn about any strange activity with its bark, making it a great watchdog. And the bad side is, this barking habit of it will disturb your neighbor around. Therefore, they need to be taught to stop when being commanded.

Personality: The Yorkie Bichon is a small dog with a big personality. It is active. friendly, and gentle little dog. They make a great family companion due to their friendly behavior. They are loving of their people and also they are willing to defend them if any harms come near them.


Training Yorkie Bichon is a moderately easy task to do if the training is started from an early age. They are an independent dog and can be stubborn sometimes. Therefore it is necessary to establish a firm and consistent leadership upon them. Use positive methods of training by providing them with treats and vocal praises. It will motivate them and keep them focused on the training.


  • During winter, the Yorkie Bichon is known to eat less and might only eat at night.
  • The litter from the same parents can have different appearance where one can be more like Yorkshire Terrier and another more like a Bichon Frise.

Health Issues

General HealthHealthy
Common Health IssuesHypoglycemia, Hypothyroidism,
Patellar Luxation, Bladder Infection
Vaccination RequiredCanine Coronavirus, Rabies, Canine Parvovirus,
Leptospirosis, Canine Distemper,
Canine Parainfluenza, Kennel Cough
SheddingModerate Shedder
DroolingLow Drooler
GroomingAverage Grooming Required
Weight Gain PotentialAverage
Separation AnxietyHigh Chance
Diets and SupplementsProtein: 18%
Fat: 5%
Digestive Enzymes

The average life span of the Yorkie Bichon is 10-12 years. Since they are a mixed breed, it is possible for them to inherit their parent’s common diseases which are as follows:

  • Bladder Infection: It is caused by many factors like excessive intake of protein, magnesium, and phosphorus in their diet. A bladder infection can also be seen if there is a long period of time between urination. It can be prevented by giving a proper diet n proper amount. Do not careless and always take your dog out to pee on routine.
  • Patellar Luxation: It is a common problem in small dogs. It is caused when there is a dislocation of joints on the knee. It does not affect the life of your dog in a serious way. When your dog stretches its leg and let it relax, it will get back into position in no time.


The Yorkie Bichon comes in the combination of the following colors:

  • White
  • Cream
  • Golden
  • Gray
  • Blue
  • Brown
  • Black


Height and Size: The average height of the Yorkie Bichon is between 9-12 inches and the average weight is between 6-8 lbs.

Cost: The average cost of the Yorkie Bichon is between $600-$800 USD.

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