Bichon Poo Breed Information and Facts
The Bichon Poo, also known as the Poochon or the Bichpoo, is a cross between the Bichon Frise
and the Poodle
. Curly and soft, this is one cute crossbreed - the kind that will make you want to stay in bed and cuddle all day!
The Bichon Frise, one of the Bichon Poo’s two purebred ancestors, is a small and fluffy breed whose name means “curly lap dog.” The other line of ancestors, the Poodle, is known for being intelligent and skillful in various dog competitions. Combining the two gives you the cute and lovable Bichon Frise, which was first bred in the United States and is one of the many designer dogs that have had a recent surge in popularity.
The Bichon Poo varies in size, especially because the Poodle comes in three different sizes: small, medium and large. On average, the Bichon Poo stands about 9 to 14 inches tall and weighs 6 to 15 pounds.
The Bichon Poo’s curly hair is delicate and requires regular grooming. Trimming should be done every about two months to keep a neat appearance. The crossbreed is prone to skin allergies and ear infection, so grooming must be taken seriously. Remember to use gentle shampoo, and to dry the ears thoroughly after a bath. It may be a good idea to regularly get your Bichon Poo’s skin looked at and check at the veterinarian. The ears should also be cleaned about once a week. The Bichon Poo does not shed and is hypoallergenic.
The Bichon Poo likes to be around its owner and to follow around people. It is sweet-natured and high-spirited. Always eager to please and impress, the Bichon Poo is fun, intelligent, never boring, and easy to bond with. It has a lot of energy, especially if it inherits sporty traits from the Poodle, and is easily bored if left with nothing to do for a long time. The crossbreed is very affectionate, and can get too attached or become an attention-seeker if spoiled. It can get nervous under stressful situations or when left alone. Because of its friendly personality, it likes to approach people and make friends. Despite this sociable trait, the Bichon Poo still has the potentials to be a good watchdog and can easily be trained to be one.
The Bichon Poo, if not well socialized and trained, can be needy and attached. The crossbreed may get anxious easily and does not like to be separated from its owner. It likes to please and impress the owner, such as by doing tricks. The crossbreed has an accommodating nature, which makes it accepting and friendly towards other pets and young children.
The Bichon Poo is intelligent and easy to train. However, it is prone to the small dog syndrome, where a dog thinks he is the boss in the house. Establish dominance, give your dog obedience training if necessary, and be the pack-leader. Do not treat the Bichon Poo like a small child or it can become stubborn and demanding.
The Bichon Poo needs a daily walk. Descendants of the skillful and competitive Poodle, the Bichon Poo is energetic and active. The crossbreed should have enough activities or will become bored and frustrated. Keeping a toy or two around the house and exercising enough do wonders for your Bichon Poo’s mood and mind. The Bichon Frise, its descendant, does not require that much exercise compared to other breeds, but if your Bichon Poo takes after the Poodle more, it will be more active and have a higher level of energy to burn.