Designer Dogs 101: Top 10 Bichon Frise Hybrid Breeds – Animal Facts
Welcome to Animal Facts. Time for another Top 10 list. Today we’re going to look at hybrid breeds or designer dogs that stem from the beloved Bichon Frise. Stick around for some fluffy cuteness.
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Described as Friendly, Bold, Intelligent, and Independent this Bichon Shih Tzu hybrid loves to play, is easy to train and makes an excellent family pet.
Like all the dogs on this list, the Shichon can be hypoallergenic, but no dog is guaranteed to be so.
If you have allergies and are planning on getting a dog based on hypoallergenic claims, we suggest spending time with the breed before deciding on adding one to your family.
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Not to be confused with the Shichon, the ChiChon is a Bichon mixed with a Chihuahua. This designer dog can be loving, energetic, sweet natured and easy to train. He can be quite intelligent, but many would also describe the Chichon as being a bit on the needy side. But, we’ll just call that affectionate. Be warned that he may be a frequent barker.
One can’t be part Miniature Schnauzer and not be adorable. The Chonzer is no exception. Affectionate, devoted, loving, and intelligent, the Chonzer can be protective and makes a great family companion.
The Papichon, a Bichon Papillion hybrid, is known to listen to commands and obey his owner. He’s a moderate maintenance dog and is said to be a great pet for new dog owners. He is a bit high energy though, so if you’re on the lookout for an activity partner and are home on a regular basis, look no further.
Slightly larger than the other dogs on this list is the Glechon, a Beagle Bichon Designer Dog. He’s a medium-sized dog weighing up to 35 pounds. He’s gentle, friendly, easy-going and intelligent. He also makes a good watchdog. If you have smaller children or would just like a somewhat larger hybrid, the Glechon is a good choice.
These next two dogs are probably as close to being purebreds as any on this list. The Havachon is the mix of a Havanese and a Bichon Frise. If you’ve watched our Havanese video (linked in the card) you know that the Havanese is a Bichon breed that hails from Cuba.
What do you get when you mix these two Bichon breeds. You get a small dog (weighing between 8 and 12 pounds)with a solid temperament. He’s devoted, smart, gentle, happy, energetic and a bit of an explorer. He has been described as a bit stubborn though and pretty high energy, so he’s going to need a bit of exercise to keep his energy levels in check.
There’s not a lot to say about the Maltichon that hasn’t been said about the Havachon. The Maltichon is the cross between a Maltese and a Bichon Frise. Like the Havanese, the Maltese is considered a Bichon breed. The Maltichon’s activity level is a bit lower than the Havachon making him an excellent apartment dweller.
Like all the dogs on this list expect a lifespan of 12-15 years.
OK… the Yochon is just adorable. There’s just no other word that more precisely describes this hybrid. With Yorkshire Terrier and Bichon Frise parents, the Yo-Chon is a happy, energetic, social, curious dog that’s easy to train and makes a delightful addition to a family that prefers small dogs. He’s slightly active, but for a dog his size a romp in your living room a few times a day should suffice.
Peek-A-Chon… no, he’s not some Bichon-like Pokemon, he’s the cross of a purebred Bichon Frise and a Pekingese. He is a small, friendly dog who makes a great family pet. This is a sweet, loving dog who will make a great addition to any home. He likes to play but he doesn’t require a lot of exercises. And who can resist his cute little black button nose?
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Bichon Frise combine to create the Cavachon. The result is a sweet-tempered, fuzzy ball of fluff that can make a lovely companion for the right person. The Cavachon is a small dog, which makes him a nice choice for people who live in a small apartment. If you’re looking for an aggressive guard dog, this designer combination is probably not the right choice for you. He is quite the opposite. He is gentle, accepting and tolerant (for the most part). This makes him a good pet option for families with children, as well as for households where there are other pets.
The Cavachon is generally energetic, but not hyperactive. Moderate daily exercise is usually enough to help him burn off some of his excess energy. A daily walk and a game of fetch or some other activity will provide some mental stimulation as well.
Well, this list was certainly not all inclusive of the entire lineup of Bichon Frise hybrids. We’ve missed the Poochon, La-Chon, Kashon and Daisy Dog to name just a few more of the popular designer breeds based on the Bichon Fise. Perhaps we’ll get to them in a future video, or perhaps by the time you watch this video we already have. So, take a look around, see if there is anything else that strikes your fancy.
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