Bossi-Poo is a crossbreed between the Boston Terrier and Poodle. Since it is a new breed, not much is available about its history.
Facts About Bossi-Poo
|Breed Group||Companion dog|
|Country of Origin||U.S.A.|
|Other Names||Bossipoo, Bostonpoo, Bossdoodle, Bostondoodle|
|Size & Height||15 inches (average)|
|Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information||ACHC, DRA, IDCR, DBR|
|Shedding||Low to Moderate|
|Hypoallergenic||Yes (if the coat is of a Poodle)|
|Colour||Black, white, golden, brown|
|Life Expectancy||12-15 years|
|Coat||Tight and curly (like the Poodle) or hard and short (like the Boston Terrier)|
Temperament & Personality
Bossi-Poos are loving, affectionate and loyal to their family. They snuggle into the laps of their owners and remain eager to please them. It can cope with different surroundings but hate living without their loved ones for an extended period. These dogs inherit the sense of humor of Poodles and have an amusing nature. Parental supervision is required before exposing them to kids because they might hurt the dog. It may have an interest in swimming and like its parents, it barks at strangers to alert its family.
Because Bossi-Poos are medium-sized, they require daily workouts but not vigorous activities. Half an hour walks and play sessions are enough for it. Indoor activities are also suitable for the dog if a yard is not accessible. This dog loves running and swimming and gets enough exercise in these ways.
The Bossi-Poo has low to moderate grooming requirements which depends on the type of coat it inherits. If the coating is much like the Boston Terrier, then brushing the skin once or twice a week will be sufficient. In case the coat is like a Poodle, then she will be hypoallergenic and will require frequent baths to remove the dirt from the skin. Cutting the hairs may be necessary every few months. Clipping of nails should be done by a professional groomer to avoid injuries. Ears and eyes of the dog can be infected, so regular cleaning and weekly checkup are required.
Because this is a new breed, congenital diseases are not reported yet. But it may be prone to complications like hip and elbow dysplasia, bloating, epilepsy, deafness, and eye problems.
It may be stubborn like Boston Terriers, but Bossi-Poos are intelligent and easy to train. The owner should use gentle but firm techniques, give rewards and praise the dog for proper guidance. Socialization and obedience training should be done from puppyhood.
Give the dog 1½ to 2½ cups of high-quality dog food. The amount of food it eats depends on its size, age, and metabolism.