Gentle ~ Affectionate ~ Intelligent ~ Loyal ~ Playful
Charming, friendly and highly affectionate, Poochons are delightful little treats. They are loyal and devoted, have adoring personalities and are always at the 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 play 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 to 17 pounds. Poochon puppies are a mix between a Mini or Toy Poodle and a Bichon Frise.Read more
Gentle, Affectionate, Intelligent, Loyal, Playful
|Adult Weight||6-17 lbs|
|Adult Height||9-15 in|
|Life Expectancy||12-15 yrs|
|Rating||5.0 ( reviews)|
A cross between a pedigree Bichon Frise and a pure bred Miniature Poodle , although sometimes a Toy Poodle, the Poochon, Bichapoo or Bichpoo first appeared on the scene back in the nineties and has become one of the most popular modern cross breeds. Throughout the years, these charming little dogs have found their way into the hearts and homes of many people throughout the world thanks to their adorable looks, high intelligence and fun loving attitude inherited from both parent breeds, as well as their loyal and affectionate natures.
Appearance and Grooming
When it comes to their coat, thanks to their Poodle ancestry, they have hypoallergenic curly, low to non-shedding soft coats. This makes them a perfect choice for anyone who suffers from allergies. Their most common colors are white, apricot, black and blue. They should be brushed daily to avoid tangles and knots and should be trimmed and groomed every 6-8 weeks if a short coat is preferred.
They are lively, energetic and highly intelligent dogs that are eager to please and always ready for their next adventure. Because of their high levels of excitement they can be a little unruly at times especially when still young, which is a trait they have picked up from both the Poodle and the Bichon Frise. They are always on alert and aware of their environment, which may lead to excessive barking. However, this can be gently curbed when dogs are still young to prevent any real problem later in a dog’s life.
Family and Companionship
These dogs make wonderful companions and family pets in households where the children are slightly older. These dogs show incredible loyalty to their owners and form strong ties with their families. They should not be left alone for long periods of time as this can lead to separation anxiety.
The Poochon does very well in both indoor and outdoor environments. Because of their energetic personalities, they require daily exercise of at least half an hour, or more, especially if they don’t have access to an area that they can leisurely run around throughout the day.
Training and Socialization
In terms of training, the earlier you begin the better results you will get. This is especially true with problem behaviors that may occur from anxiety, including excessive barking. These dogs are very eager to please, so training should be fairly easy and fun. In addition, it is very important to begin socializing your new puppy as early as possible. Their socialization should include introducing them to lots of new situations, noises, people, other animals and dogs. Showing consistency in both training and socialization throughout the dog’s life will reap the biggest benefits.
Frequently Asked Questions
A Poochon will reach an average height of 9 to 12 inches and an average weight of 6.6 to 11 lbs.
Poochon’s are sweet, loyal and eager to please. They love their humans and make for the ideal companion dog.
The average life expectancy is between 12 to 15 years.
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.
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.
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.
Yes. They are also recognized as the Bichpoo, Bichon Poodle Mix and the Bichon Frise Poodle Mix.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The average littler is 4- 6 puppies.
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.
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.
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.
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