Borkie

About

The Borkie is a dog that was created by crossbreeding of a Bichon Frise and a Yorkshire Terrier. It is designated a Borkie by the Designer Dogs Kennel Club and a “Yo-Chon” by the American Canine Club. This adorable little dog originated in Belgium and France, and the rest of the world has since caught on to why these cute little puppies make such great pets! The Borkie originated in the United States, is a favorite puppy of many and remains popular on the pet scene!

Physical Appearance

The Borkie usually has a combination of white and black fur or caramel colored fur over a dark black or brown fur coat. They have little ears. They are typically just under a foot high and usually can be somewhere from four to twelve pounds. They need to be groomed quite actively as they have a lot of hair and it can get tangled, appear dirty, get matted, and shed quite a bit. Plenty of brushing and an occasional wash with dog shampoo will help the Borkie stay stylish and clean. They can be a combination of colors, from brown to blonde to dark and white. Some dogs even can be entirely black or white.

Temperament

The Borkie is absolutely a family friendly dog! It is so good with children and adults alike. These dogs are very calm, loving, and playful! They will develop a very deep bond with their owners when properly cared for and they are very social. They love to be part of a family, no matter what type, human or dog. They also do well in the company of other pets that aren’t dogs! Borkies are smart, cheerful, flexible, responsive, energetic, active, and sensitive. They are such a great choice for families that have young kids and are totally family friendly. They also truly love people and will follow you around and constantly try to interact and get your attention! They re a great pet and companion for people of all ages and are extremely easy to train.

Health

The average Borkie will live about ten to thirteen years. Many future owners may not know that they are sensitive to vaccinations. The Borkie also is more likely to come down with certain medical afflictions, including urinary tract infections as well as an eye disorder called Progressive Retinal Atrophy. They can also be more likely to have Patellar Luxation which can cause lameness if not diagnosed and treated early.

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