Height: 9-12 in.
Weight: 6-12 lbs
Color: Solid & Bi-color: white, buff, cream, apricot
Lifespan: 12-15 years
Temperament: Intelligent, charming, affectionate, playful
Original Use: Companionship
The Bichon Poo is a designer crossbreed whose parents are the Bichon Frise and the Poodle. This fluffy, intelligent, and affectionate breed comes in three sizes, including standard, miniature, and toy. Also referred to as the Bichpoo, this breed is small but mighty, and highly adaptable to a range of home types and other pets such as cats.
The Bichon Poo is a beginner-friendly breed, as they are happy-go-lucky and eager to please, which also makes them highly trainable. Despite the Bichon’s Poo lovable temperament, they are prone to excessive barking. In addition to early socialization, they should also be trained to suppress their excessive barking. This is especially important for those who live in apartments.
Bichon Poos are very social with other dogs and humans, and they require a lot of attention from their owners. They won’t do well left alone for long periods of time. They need a moderate amount of exercise and should have enough activities to keep them from getting bored and frustrated. Thanks to their Poodle side, the Bichon Poo will become stubborn and demanding if you allow it to assume the role as pack-leader, which will also result in “small dog syndrome”. Establishing dominance is a must.