The Biton is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Bichon Frise and the Coton de Tulear. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.
Their parent breeds share many similarities.
Bichon Frises and the Coton de Tulear share plenty of characteristics. From their soft and low-shedding coats to their kind dark eyes and the love of their families, these little dogs have much in common.
When breeding two purebred dogs together, it's never 100% certain how the puppies are going to turn out once fully grown. They may resemble one parent much more in appearance and the other in personality. What we do know is that by breeding two similar purebred dogs together, the offspring are more likely to share overlapping traits.
They are intelligent, energetic, friendly, adorable, and very protective of their family. They are also small enough for your kid to walk them under adult supervision.
·Easy to train
Bitons also take their territorial instinct of the Bichon Frise, which means you might have a hard time potty training them.
Bitons have a lot of hair but are not heavy shedders. This means you will have to either invest in a professional groomer or take the time to do it yourself.
Their coat requires daily grooming.
How big does it get?
Bitons can get as tall as 9-11.5 inches and they can weigh anywhere between 8 to 18 pounds. They are not big dogs and they don't require a lot of space. You won't have to worry about them kicking things down if you have a more cluttered apartment.
Their size also makes them excellent for apartments if your place is properly soundproofed. They will also fit perfectly next to you on the couch. Bitons love attention and will always follow you around the house, and their size won't make it a problem.
What does a Biton look like?
Usually, the dogs in this breed are solid white which is also the preferred color, but they can also come in apricot or gray at times. The coat is pretty thick but fluffy and very soft at the touch.
The coat coloring from the Bichon side of the parents is white, the Bichons sometimes having some apricot shades on the ears. On the other hand, the Cotons can come as a single, two, or even tri-colored dog, with the main colors being either white or black.
The coat aspect is curly for Bichons and wavy or even straight for Cotons, but both are soft at the touch. Both parent breeds are low shedders and are hypoallergenic, which makes them good choices for people with allergies.
Bitons have a sturdy and well-proportioned body. Their head is round and their eyes are usually dark and quite round as well.
They always have short snouts and black noses, while their ears hang down the sides of the head.