Poochon Breed Information and Facts

The Poochon breed is small, cute and tends not to shed. Let's take a closer look at the Poochon breed information and facts you need to know about when considering this breed.
The Poochon is a designer breed, which means that it has been cross bred between two pure breeds of dogs in an effort to form a dog with the desired traits of both parents. The Poochon is cross between the Poodle and the Bichon Frise.
Most Poochons grow to be between 12 to 15 inches tall. They weigh from six to eighteen pounds.
Grooming Needs
Both the Poodle and Bichon Frise are non-shedding, hypoallergenic breeds. This means the Poochon has the same traits, which can be a real boon.  Oddly, the fur grows just like human hair and must clipped every few weeks to prevent tangles. A regular bathing will also be necessary to keep this fur clean and healthy.
This breed is very intelligent and brave. They make excellent watchdogs. While they will not fight off an intruder, they will make a noisy racket when one is present. 
The Poochon is affectionate towards its owners. This is a dog with a strong social personality, so it needs to interact with people and/or other pets. This is not a dog you put in the backyard and just take for a walk every so often. The Poochon is really an indoor dog and one who will be close to family members at all times. 
Training Needs
The Poochon’s parent breeds of the Poodle and the Bichon Frise are notoriously intelligent breeds, so the Poochon has no problems learning new tricks. The dog should be socialized early on to give it a certain level of comfort with others. 
The one are where Poochons often need a good bit of training is with barking. While they make good watchdogs, they can bark excessively at regular noises indoors and out. You will soon grow tired of their barking at bicycles and joggers, so one must be committed to training these pups if you are going to own one. They take well to training, but it must be done. 
Activity Level
All dogs require a daily walk to satisfy their natural urge to explore. The Poochon is no different and this walk will allow them to work off unused energy, which will help prevent behavioral problems when working with the dog. The breed will also enjoy running around a yard or other fenced in area off its leash. The Poochon is known to enjoy a good bit of rough housing as well from time to time. 
If you are looking for a smaller dog for a pet, the Poochon is a very good choice.
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