Hybrid Origin: The Silkchon is a hybrid between the Silky Terrier and the Bichon Frise. Erroneous Alias: Silkychon Country of Origin: Silkchons originate in the United States of America. Original Purpose: The Silkchon is a great family companion. Breed Characteristics: Silkchons generally are intelligent, loyal, and affectionate. The Silkchon tend to be very friendly towards children and other animals. Silkchon tend to be independent, outgoing, friendly, playful, curious, and alert. Life Expectancy: Average life expectancy for the Silkchon is 12 - 15 years.