A Dapple Dachshund is a type of Dachshund dog with the merle gene. This results in a unique coat pattern. It manifests as a primary base and a secondary color in the form of patches or speckles over the base. Contrary to popular belief, the dapple variation does not affect the colors on the fur but instead touches more on the patterns on the coat. Other than the merle gene and its set of physical manifestations, the dapple is similar in build and biology to the traditional doxie.
Bichon Frise dogs suffer from a variety of health issues. Some are life-threatening while others simply affect the quality of life the dog gets to enjoy. Some of the most common in both cases include:
Hemangiosarcoma (Cancer And Tumor), Hip Dysplasia (Joints), Allergies
Patella luxation, Diabetes, Hyperadrenocorticism (hormonal imbalance)’
Parvovirus infections (digestive system).
So given their fluffy white coat, do Bichons shed? Yes Bichon Frise do shed. Dog breeders and pet sellers may tell you that Bichons do not shed but the truth is that all creatures that have fur or hair actually shed. However, the good news about the double-coated Bichons is that the hair shed from the small dog is normally caught in the undercoat and doesn’t fall to the ground, giving it a false image of a hypoallergenic dog breed.
A Bichon Frise will cost you between $700 to $2000 in terms of initial purchase price. This depends mainly on where you get the dog with breeders more often than not being more expensive than rescue centers. The age and purity of the breed will also determine the price tag. It will cost you a further $600 to $1000 per year in terms of maintenance expenses for the special grooming needs, nutrition, and health services.
So how long do yorkies stay in heat? Yorkie females stay in heat for about 2 to 4 weeks every single cycle. The cycles themselves come at intervals of between 4 months and 8 months after the dog reaches maturity at around the 12th month. The length and frequency of heat cycles depends on a lot of factors including genetics, the yorkie’s health status and whether or not they have been spayed.
Bichon Frise dogs land in rescue centers a lot due to their often problematic temperaments. One of the biggest challenges of owning a Bichon is having to deal with their inability to get along with strangers and children. They are also known to bark a whole lot and can be notoriously difficult to train.