BICHON POO

History

For families who wanted an active, robust, little dog, Bichon Poo saw its origin in Australia in late 1990. It is a temperamental dog, with the nonshedding coat, which works well for the children.

Variation

The miniature Bichon Poo, The Toy Bichon Poo-

When full grown, the difference between these variants lies in size. While the weight of the later is 13 to 18 pounds and the former weighs about 6 to 12 pounds. They stand between 9 to 14 inches in height.

Temperament and Personality

Just like its Bichon Frise and Toy poodle parents, the Bichpoo typically exhibits many of the same characteristics. The breed is brilliant, lively and affectionate. For families, it is very accommodating in nature and with another breed, this dog gel very well. With older kids, it loves to play due to the lively and high personality. For a short period, this dog generates sudden spikes of energy which is one of the characteristics of the parents.

Bichon Poo Characteristics

Adaptability To Apartment Living
Good for 1st Time Owners
Sensitivity
Tolerance Levels
Affection towards Family
Kid Friendliness
Stranger Friendliness
Ease of Grooming
General Health
Trainability
Prey Drive
Exercise Needs
Energy Level

Exercise

Bichon-poo loves to play with the owner for the unlimited period and possesses loads of energy.  It needs a daily walk for at least one-half hour, due to an inclination towards energy bursts. The physical activity keeps little one mentally and physically active and stimulated. It is necessary to keep the small breed busy. Otherwise, it will get bored and start to bark, chew and whine.

Grooming

There is very little hair loss, and hence not much maintenance is essential. To retain a smooth coat, it requires regular brushing otherwise the curly and long hair will get entangled easily. Trimming of hair just like a haircut is necessary for approximately every 6 to 8 weeks. When necessary, bathe the little ones.  To keep away decay of the tooth, the brushing is done on a weekly basis while looking out for an ear infection.

Health Problems

There is a saying that for the first generation hybrid many health issues often get a bypass to the offspring. It can’t be assumed, and new pet owners need awareness regarding such health issues. There can be health issues like patella luxation, retinal atrophy, and allergies. If dropped from a height, they can suffer fractures.

Training

The training of the Bichon Poo is easy as they are intelligent since with the Poodle DNA running through the veins of the dog. At an early age, training with socialization and behavioral training is the key. If the small dog feels threatened, then it can revert to nipping. Hence professional trainer can assist a lot in training the little ones.

Feeding

High-quality protein, vegetables, carbohydrate, and fats are essential for the breed in correct proportions. In their diet chart, it needs vitamins, calcium, and minerals.  Homemade food like chicken or other types of red meat, brown rice and a variety of yellow, green and orange vegetables are apt for the dog. High-quality dry food is also suitable for the breed.

Bichon Poo Facts

Bichon Poo

Group:

Breed Type:

Characteristics:

Other Names:

 Poochon, Bichpoo, Bichon Poodle

Height & Weight:

9 -15 inches & 15 -25 pounds

Color:

 White, Cream, Black, Apricot, and Blue

Competitive Registration / Qualification Information:

ACHC , DRA, DBR

Shedding:

Low Shedding

Hypoallergenic:

Average Litter Size:

NULL

Lifespan:

12 – 15 years

Coat:

Medium, coarse, curly

Price:

 From $ 400 to $ 1000

Adaptability To Apartment Living
Good for 1st Time Owners
Sensitivity
Tolerance Levels
Affection towards Family
Kid Friendliness
Stranger Friendliness
Ease of Grooming
General Health
Trainability
Prey Drive
Exercise Needs
Energy Level
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