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Welcome to Honeychon™ Puppies! After breeding Bichon Frise for 20+ years, I have decided to add a little ‘color’ to my life. The Honeychon™ is a carefully selected combination of Havanese and Bichon Frise or purebred Havanese. Where did the name of Honeychon™ come from you ask. Every now and then with my Bichon Frise breeding program, I would get a beautiful little puppy that had a ‘honey’ color to their coat. My first time with this coloring, I showed to my son and his girlfriend – she instantly said “Oh – a Honeychon™”. So several years later – here we are – introducing you to the beginning of our journey into the world of Honeychons™! Our choice of parents for the Honeychon™ puppy is taken with a great amount of care and research. Each combination is done with the individual Honeychon™ parents in mind – what type of personality do they have, are they comparable in size, and genetic strength. With each set of Honeychon™ parents, our goal is to bring out the positive qualities of each breed producing a beautiful hypo-allergenic, non-shedding fluff of joy.
The Honeychon™ is a playful and loving dog that loves company with a hypo-allergenic coat that makes it a great dog for families, elderly couples, or those with pet dander allergies.
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This is a picture showing the different type of coats in a Honeychon Puppy. Puppy on the left will have more of a Bichon type coat-more fluffy with a curl. Puppy on the right will have more of a Havanese type coat-more silky.
Sable versus Brindle- author-“Colors Of The Rainbow”
A Sable coat may appear dark at birth. As the puppy grows, the undercoat develops in a lighter colour leaving the darker shading as tipping or as a dark overlay. By even just a few weeks of age, the undercoat is very noticeably lighter. At one extreme, a dark shaded sable may appear quite dark, because he has extensive sabling all over. At the other extreme, sabling can be so sparse that the dog appears almost to be monochrome light colour with only some black fringing around the ears.
There are many variations in sable colouring. The undercoat can be assorted shades of cream, champagne, gold or red. Sables can appear light or dark depending on the amount of dark overlay or tipping. If you lift the coat, a sable is light underneath. Sable is one of the most changeable Havanese colours. The colour may soften almost to the base color as years go by. Dark tipping, if cut off, may not return. A sable will generally retain some dark hairs in the ears, tail or along the spine.
A brindle dog displays a pattern of dark specks or streaks on a lighter base coat. Streaks or stripes can be soft and indistinct or sharp and well defined. Before the coat grows out, such a puppy would have markings like a brindle Boston Terrier or Great Dane.
Brindle striping becomes indistinct as the coat grows out but it is very obvious on a young puppy under two months of age. In the striped areas, the dark colour goes right to the skin. In a full long coat, brindle can appear somewhat streaky. When the coat is clipped, the pattern will reappear although may be softer and less distinct than it was as a puppy.
INDIVIDUAL DARK HAIRS
Both Sable and Brindle coats may have some individual black hairs mixed in to the light coat. Dark hairs are generally found on dorsal areas of the dog. This is also consistent with both patterns in other breeds. Having individual dark hairs is not a clear determining factor between Sable and Brindle.
The presence or absence of a mask is also not a decisive element. Both Sables and Brindles may have a mask. Whether they do or not is dependent on the E gene where [ E m ] gives a mask and [ E ] does not. A mask, if present, can range from a simple darkened muzzle to a raccoon-type mask to a full dark face extending into the ears. A dark dorsal stripe is common and some masked dogs also have a dark tail and dark paws.
Let’s take a closer look at the breed information and facts surrounding the Honeychon™ breed.Origin
Honeychons™ are a hybrid dog originating from a cross between a Bichon Frise and Havanese. Most Honeychon™ owners find that this unique hybrid tends to look more like a Bichon but carries more personality traits of the Havanese. The Honeychon™ coloring has a wide range of possibilities and their non-shedding coat makes them a great dog for anyone with allergy issues.
Honeychons are a small dog by standard definitions. On average, they range from 9-12 inches tall and weigh 8-15 pounds. Depending on the genetic mix coming from a Honeychon’s™ parents, its coat can range in length.
As a long-haired dog, a Honeychon™ will need regular grooming and trims to keep its fur healthy and shiny. You will need to brush and clean your Honeychon’s coat two times a week. As your Honeychon™ matures, make sure to get its coat trimmed and maintain a regular brushing and cleaning schedule every week. Pay attention to where your dog’s fur grows faster and irritates them, and make sure to trim or pluck hotspots (paws, pads, ears, around the eyes) regularly. As for shampoos, aim for any brand that will nourish your Honeychon’s™ locks and pay attention to the natural oils in your dog’s skin. Some Honeychons™ are naturally less oily than others and may also require a conditioner as well. Apart from coat maintenance, a Honeychon™ will also need to have its nails clipped regularly and ears checked on a bi-weekly basis. Their ear hair grows faster than most dogs and can tangle and cause nasty infections.
The Honeychon™ is a smart dog, which can translate to both stubbornness and playfulness depending on the situation or its owners. Overwhelming, though, they are very friendly and loving small dogs that make a great companion for children and elderly owners.
Most Honeychon™ owners find that their small hybrid dog is an energetic bundle of happy and intelligent energy. Honeychons™ enjoy playing, solving puzzles, being with a family, and exploring. However, at times their intelligence will turn into stubbornness that can lead to them misbehaving. While not natural leaders, if given enough leeway, a Honeychon™ will assert itself as Alpha and ignore your lead. Keep a calm and confident authority with your Honeychon™ – both remaining strict with your commands but playful and present for everyday moments.
As Honeychons™ are naturally curious and clever dogs, they will take easily to training both as young puppies and well into their adult years. With a clear alpha in place, a Honeychon™ will happily follow its owners lead and do its best to learn and listen to commands.
A Honeychon™ will need at least one long walk per day and ample amounts of play time – either in a fenced in yard, with other dogs, or in an open room indoors with toys or games to stimulate their mind. They have plenty of energy, so make sure you can commit to this level of activity.