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Poochon Breed Information

Charming, friendly, and highly affectionate, Poochons are delightful little treats. They are loyal and devoted, have adoring personalities, and are always ready for a cuddle session. Poochon puppies are joyful little fluffs with bouncy paws and wiggly tails. They are lively and happy pups who love to jump around and they are excellent training students. Sturdy and small, Poochons have an average height between 9 to 15 inches and an average weight between 6 and 17 pounds. Poochon puppies are a mix between a Mini or Toy Poodle and a Bichon Frise. 

BREED TYPE / MIX Doodle Hybrid / Poodle crossed with a Bichon Frise ENERGY Moderate SHEDDING Minimum TRAINING Responsive TEMPERAMENT Gentle, Affectionate, Intelligent, Loyal, Playful ADULT WEIGHT 6-17 lbs ADULT HEIGHT 9-15 in LIFE SPAN 12-15 yrs

Poochon Characteristics

  • The Poochon is sweet, affectionate, has a caring nature, and is a wonderful therapy dog
  • Poochons shed very little and are considered to be hypoallergenic dogs
  • The Poochons and Poochon puppies are the friendliest of dogs, they make fast friends with everyone they meet – children of all ages, other pets, and strangers  
  • Poochons are highly adaptable pups – they are comfortable in both small city apartments and big country side homes
  • Friendly, fun, and playful - the Poochon is best suited for families with or without children, singles and seniors
  • Poochon dogs live longer healthier lives due to hybrid vigor
  • Highly receptive, easy to train, groom, and adore, the Poochon is an excellent companion pet for first time pet owners
  • Poochons are alert and attentive dogs, they make excellent watchdogs  
  • Easygoing and devoted, the Poochon adapts well to both active and laid-back lifestyles 

Poochon Breeders

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The most critical moments in a puppy's life, like people, start in the beginning. Providing a natural, comfortable, and safe environment for the nursing mother and her baby is essential. It takes a truly special breeder to assist with the nourishing and raising of a Poochon puppy. Premier Pups uses the best Poochon breeders in the nation to provide the best quality of life. The footage produced in our videos is 100% real. We directly take un-staged, unedited, and only authentic scenes at our breeder locations. We only align ourselves with Poochon breeders whose standards are much higher than the rest. Here at Premier Pups, we spend consistent on-site time with our selected breeders and can undoubtedly say that our puppies come from a caring environment.

Poochon Appearance

Cuddly and sweet, the Poochon is a small dog with an average weight between 6 and 17 pounds and an average height between 9 to 15 inches. Teddy bear-like in appearance, the Poochon has a sturdy-built well-proportioned body, dark soulful eyes, and cute floppy ears. The Poochon sports a gorgeous fluffy hypoallergenic, low to non-shedding coat that can vary from wavy to curly. The Poochon coat is medium in length and soft and it can come in various colors that include white, apricot, black, blue, and tan, or different color combinations with various markings and patterns.

Poochon Temperament

True to their parent breeds, the Poochons are highly intelligent, sweet, and loving dogs with delightful personalities. The Poochons are outgoing friendly dogs who make best friends with everyone they meet. Known to be gentle, calm, and patient with children of all ages, the Poochon is considered to be one of the best family companion pets in the world.

Poochons and Poochon puppies are moderately energetic and they have sunny, playful personalities. They have a great love for the outdoors where they can roam around freely and they love to be included in all family activities where they might steal the center of attention for a moment or two. Poochon puppies are cuddly, joyful and fun little dogs. They love to play and cuddle in equal measure. They are easy and fun to train and are always eager to impress. Small, outgoing, with a curious nature and an adventurous spirit, the Poochon is a wonderful travel companion always at the ready to discover and explore new places. The Poochon is a non-aggressive, highly social pup, known to do well in multi pet households as well as large families with children.  Highly devoted and affectionate, the Poochon dogs are known to have unconditional love for their human family and to form life-long bonds. 

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Poochon History

The Poochon, also referred to as the Bichon Poodle or Bichpoo, is a highly popular and sought-after designer Doodle Breed. A cross between a purebred Mini or Toy Poodle and a purebred Bichon Frise, the Poochon originated in Australia a little over three decades ago. True to their parent breeds, the Poochons are highly intelligent, have a sweet and caring nature, a playful personality and a sunny disposition.  Although the Poochon breed is fairly new and without much history to them, we can take a look back at the history of the Poodle and Bichon Frise parent breeds in order to better understand the Poochon Doodle breed. 

The Poodles are popular for their keen intelligence, elegant athletic body, and fun-loving nature. One of the most ancient dog breeds in the world, the Poodle is considered a member of the canine world aristocracy. Throughout the breed history, the versatile Poodles have been hunters and retrievers, soldiers, therapy dogs, circus performers, champions in dog sports, and adored companion pets at royal courts. Poodles and Poodle puppies have been adoringly represented in literature, poetry, paintings, and sculptures around the world for centuries. They often appear in show rings and sport fields, movies and cartoons, and they are wonderful companion pets. Today, the Poodle is ranked as the second most intelligent dog in the world and one of the most popular and sought-after breeds.  

The Bichon Frise attribute their worldwide popularity to their affectionate nature, sunny disposition and adorable, cuddly looks. Bichons originated during the 14th century in Tenerife (in the Canary Islands). Also known as the Bichon Tenerife, the Bichon Frise has been a greatly adored companion pet at royal courts in England, France, and Spain. It is said, that his majesty King Henry III loved his Bichons so greatly that he carried them around with him everywhere he went. Upon their arrival in the United States during the 1950’s, Bichons quickly became highly popular and ranked as one of the most loving dog breeds. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How big does a Poochon get? A Poochon will reach an average height of 9 to 12 inches and an average weight of 6.6 to 11 lbs.

What is the temperament of a Poochon? Poochon’s are sweet, loyal and eager to please. They love their humans and make for the ideal companion dog.

What is the life expectancy of a Poochon? The average life expectancy is between 12 to 15 years.

How much exercise will my Poochon need? Inheriting its energy level from both of its active parent breeds the Poochon will require daily exercise and walks for at least 30 minutes. It is important to keep plenty of safe toys available to them also as they have plenty of energy to burn.

Can a Poochon learn tricks? Yes! In fact, they love to learn new tricks as much as they love to show them off. Make sure to give them plenty of positive reinforcement and praise.

Do I need to regularly groom my Poochon? Yes. Although they have minimal to no shedding they will need professional grooming every 6 to 8 weeks to keep their coat clean, soft and manageable.

Is the Poochon the same as a Bichon Poo? Yes. They are also recognized as the Bichpoo, Bichon Poodle Mix and the Bichon Frise Poodle Mix.

Should I be aware of any major health concerns? All dogs are different and like people the older they get the more they are prone to ailments. The primary health concerns to look out for in the Poochon are epilepsy, White Shaker Syndrome, and dyskinesia, which is a type of movement disorder.

Is the Poochon aggressive? The Poochon can become aggressive if overly nervous or anxious. This can most often occur when they are put in an unfamiliar environment with other dogs. It is best to introduce them to other pets slowly and begin socialization at a very young age.

Can I leave my Poochon alone while I’m at work? Poochon’s do not do well when left alone for long periods of time. If you’re someone who works long days, then this may not be the best fit for you. It is best not to leave you pup longer than 4 to 8 hours.

Will my Poochon change color? Generally, poodles and poodle mixes change their coat color by the time they are 2 years old. Black poodle puppies may turn to a silver or blue, while dark brown poodles may change to a café au lait shade.

What is the average litter size of a Poochon? The average littler is 4- 6 puppies.

How much will I need to feed my Poochon? A Poochon puppy needs around ½- 1 cups of dry dog food each day. This should be split into two separate servings, once in the morning and once at dinner time. As they grow into adulthood they will need 1-2 cups split into two separate servings.

Will my Poochon get along with other dogs? Poochon’s are very sociable dogs and tend to get along very well with other animals. As with any dog, proper socialization at an early age is key.

Can Poochon’s swim? Yes! And they love doing it as much as they love to drink water. Always keep your little one supervised during water play as their small size makes them prone to tiring more quickly than larger dogs.