Many individuals are intrigued at the thought of owning a designer dog. One very popular type of hybrid is the Bichon Terrier or Yo-Chon. The question is how do you go about finding Bichon Terrier Puppies?
Before you even think about getting a Yo-Chon for a pet, obviously you would need to do some research on the Internet and arm yourself with knowledge. There have been a number of individuals who have been taken in by unscrupulous pet sellers who claim that certain dogs they are selling in their stores are genuine Bichon Terrier Puppies. This is because they don’t know what a Yo-Chon looks like. Check out websites with photos of Yo-Chons so that you know what color varieties to expect. Most Yo-Chons have the light brown or dark brown coloring of its Yorkshire Terrier parent, but there are some that have the white coat of the Bichon Frise. Take note of the quality of the coat. A Yo-Chon may be brown in the color of a Yorkie and have the long, curly coat of the Bichon. It may also be the reverse – white like a Bichon, but with a long silky coat of a Yorkie. However, if you are prone to hay fever and allergies, a Yo-Chon may not be a good pet for you since it is a heavy shedder.
One sure way of getting Yo-chon puppies is by purchasing them directly from designer dog breeders. You can find these breeders via online directories of leading designer dog clubs like the Designer Dogs Kennel Club and the American Canine Hybrid Club. Genuine Yo-Chon puppies come with proper documentation and certifications.
Of course, buying Bichon Terrier puppies from breeders can be very expensive and may not be ideal if you have a limited budget. Instead, you can try your luck at your local dog pound or animal shelters. It is depressing to mention that most of the dogs that you will find in the pound or shelters happen to be mixed breeds that have been thrown out by their breeders and owners. It remains a sad fact that most “purists” consider mixed breeds as worthless and would rather abandon these poor puppies and dogs than have their reputations sullied. If you are looking for a Bichon Terrier hybrid, you might have greater chances with a shelter.
Many pounds and animal shelters offer these puppies and dogs for adoption through their websites. Some even go so far as to post pictures of them.
If you are lucky enough to find Bichon Terrier puppies among those being offered for adoption, fill out the application form. The caretakers of the pound or shelter will review your application to see if you will be a good owner to the pet.