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. Bichon Frise Mix Breeds.
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.
If you have allergies and plan to get a dog based on hypoallergenic claims, we suggest spending time with the breed before deciding on adding one to your family.
Not to be confused with the Shichon, the ChiChon is a Bichon Frise Mix 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 a bit on the needy side. But, we’ll 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.
7. Papichon – Papillon Bichon Frise Mix
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 regularly, look no further.
Slightly larger than the other dogs on this list is the Glechon, a Beagle Bichon Frise Mix. 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.
5. Havachon – Havanese Bichon Frise Mix
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. 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 saying about the Havachon. The Maltichon is the cross between a Maltese and a Bichon Frise. Like the Havanese, the Maltese are considered a Bichon breed. 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.
3. Yo-Chon – Yorkie Bichon Firse Mix
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 exercise. And who can resist his cute little black button nose?
1. Cavachon – Cavalier Bichon Frise Mix
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, making 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 and 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.
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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