The Pushon is a cross developed from two well-known breeds – the Bichon Frise and the Pug. They are cute-looking, small-sized dogs that are either born with the pug’s stocky built or the bichon’s average body with a curly or straight but small tail. They have a round-shaped or squarish face with rounded eyes, black nose, floppy ears, and a blunt muzzle. Their tail may either be curly or straight. The type of body hair depends on upon whether the ruling gene has come from the short-coated pug or the long-coated bichon frise.
|Also known as||Puchon, Bichon Frise Pug Mix|
|Coat||Dense, curly, long, short, single, double|
|Colors||Black, Dark Brown, Light Brown, Gray, White, Cream|
|Type||Toy dog, Non-sporting dog, Lapdog|
|Group (of Breed)||Crossbreed|
|Life Span/Expectancy||12-14 years|
|Weight||10-20 pounds (full grown)|
|Personality Traits||Playful, social, energetic, affectionate, loyal|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Good with Pets||Yes|
|Climate Compatibility||Not good for warm temperatures|
|Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information||DRA, ACHC, IDCR, DDKC|
The even-tempered Pushons are ‘people dogs’. With their wondrous willingness to please their masters by giving them company, the Pushon makes an adorable companion dog. They love attention and enjoy being praised for anything good that they do.
Pushons seek for contact. They would love to cuddle under their owners’ blanket, or just spend time sitting on their laps. They are also good with children, and by virtue of their playful nature, they have enough energy to spend some quality time with them.
These little dogs are brave hearts and seldom display timid or shy behavior. So much so that, they would even make friends with other pets in its family, and wouldn’t mind at all participating in games with them.
The bichon frise/pug mixes can get yappy or stubborn at times, if not checked from puppyhood. They are good watchdogs, defensive of their owners’ properties, and would take on to their barking skills once they come across ‘intruders’.
Those that have wrinkly faces should have their folds cleaned from time to time with a soft wet cloth, so as to ward off chances of skin infections. Bathe them no more than once a month. You can also seek for quarterly professionally grooming sessions.
The playful and smart nature, along with its willingness to please has made your pushon an ideal dog to learn tricks. Burbling appreciation and frequent treats will surely induce positive attitude in your dog’s behavior.
Go for a good quality high-energy diet meant for small dog breeds.