The Bichon Poo, a Bichon Poodle cross, is a designer dog that rose to popularity in Australia during the late 90s. These cute looking dogs are characterized with almond-shaped eyes, moderately long ears hanging around its head and a short, round muzzle similar to the Bichon Frise. Having a robust nature and pleasant disposition along with its non-shedding wooly coat, it is immensely suitable for families desiring a small, cuddly dog.
|Also known as||Poochon, Bichoodle, Bichon Poodle, Bichpoo, Bich-poo|
|Coat||Medium, coarse, curly|
|Color||White, cream, black, blue, apricot|
|Group (of Breed)||Non-sporting|
||Small to Medium; 9-15 inches|
|Temperament||Intelligent, responsive, loyal, affectionate, energetic|
|Good with Child||Yes|
|Litters||4-5 puppies at a time|
|Health Concerns||Yet uncertain|
|Competitive Registration||ACHC, DDKC, DRA, IDCR, DBR|
The variations are:
The difference between these variants lies in their size, when full-grown. While the former weighs about 6 to 12 pounds, the weight of the latter is 13 to 18 pounds. By height, they stand between 9 and 14 inches.
Respectively, both the cheerful, cuddly, loving personality and the playful, intelligent and charismatic characteristics of the Bichon Frise and the Poodle have been inherited by this Poodle Bichon mix. Often, the adult dogs are noisy seeing or hearing things unusual, although not meant for attack, but to notify someone’s presence, thus being an excellent watchdog.
Inheriting the intelligence of the Poodle, the Bichon Poodle puppies would be difficult to housetrain. You should also impart socialization and obedience training to your pets without being harsh and intolerant. In order to make the learning process interesting and fulfilling, you can incorporate positive reinforcement tricks.
Do not feed your dog with chocolate, grapes, raisins or onions. Feed them with the correct proportions of high-quality protein, carbohydrates, vegetables and fats. They also need vitamins, calcium and other minerals in their diet chart. Eliminate harmful additives or preservatives. Homemade dog foods that are cooked can contain brown rice, chicken or other types of red meats and a variety of green, yellow and orange vegetables. If you want to include raw foods, give your bichon poo skinless chicken or other lean meats, green and orange vegetables and bones as a part of their meals. Dry dog food is also readily available in the market, but that has to be high-quality, meant for small-size, moderately active dogs.