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.
Yorkshire terriers are a very sickly breed. To help put things in perspective, here are some of the most common health problems in yorkies: Periodontal Disease (Dental), Distichiasis (Eye), Hypoplasia (Joints), Luxating patellas (Joints), Legg–Calvé–Perthes syndrome (Joints), Tracheal collapse (Breathing), Portosystemic shunt (Liver).
The Bichon Frise dog breed is known for having a friendly and social personality. Their temperament can be described as a blend of feisty, affectionate, cheerful, playful, sensitive, gentle. They are also occasionally emotionally volatile especially when they feel threatened which explains the contrasting accounts of owner experiences.
The Bichon Frise breed is considered hypoallergenic. These dogs have fur that grows continuously and rarely sheds. This minimizes the amount of pet dander floating around in your home, which is the main cause of the allergic reactions your family or guests may be suffering. Strictly speaking, this label does not guarantee that people with dog allergies will not be affected at all from contact with the breed. However, they are significantly easier to live with given the circumstances.
The one main reason people dock Yorkies’ tails is to conform to breed standards recognized by established organizations like the American Kennel Club. Abiding by these rules would allow your Yorkie to participate in events like competitions or showcases organized by these parties.
It is a question that I have asked myself over and over again. There are several reasons why yorkies bark so much. It is mainly as a result of psychological issues including anxiety and agitation. They also bark a lot when they want attention which is common with the very social breed.
So what does a Yorkie look like? Traditional Yorkshire Terriers are clad in dark grey or black coats from the back of their necks down to the base of their tails. Its head, chest and legs bear a contrastingly vibrant rich tan color. Yorkies are about 8 – 9 inches in size and weigh between 4 – 7 lbs.