Poochon Breed Information
The Poochon puppy is a beautiful small dog breed, a cross between a Mini or Toy Poodle and a Bichon Frise. True to their parents, the Poochon puppies come with a rich, curly coat, and a cheerful disposition. They resemble small teddy bears and have the sweetest, cuddliest personalities to match their appearance just right. The Poochon puppies make a wonderful addition to families with children as well as to owners with other household pets.
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
- The Poochon Puppies also called the Bichpoo Poochon or even Poochon Bichon Poodle is a cross between the Bichon Frise and the Mini or toy Poodle
- Poochon dogs are friendly and affectionate, they get on well with children and other pets
- The average Poochon height is between 9 and 15 inches, while the average Poochon adult weight ranges from 6 to 17 pounds
- Poochons are also an intelligent breed that is easy to train and eager to please
- The coat can vary in color and length, but the most common Poochon colors are gray, brown, black, white, and cream
- The typical Poochon temperament combines the traits of both parent breeds; the affectionate nature of Bichon Frise with the intelligence of a Poodle
- Full grown Poochon puppies have a short coat, which helps to make the breed easier to care for and maintain
- The result of this breeding is a smaller, more adorable version of the Bichon Frise with a lower shedding coat that many people find to be hypoallergenic
- They have an average playfulness, which means that the Poochon puppies love to play with toys, children, and other pets
The Poochon puppies are a crossbreed or hybrid dog, a mix between the Toy Poodle and the Bichon Frise. It is also sometimes called a Bichpoo or a Bichon Poodle. The Poochon dogs have become a popular hybrid breed in the United States.
Cuddly and sweet, the Poochon puppy is a small dog with delightful features. Teddy bear-like in appearance, it has a sturdy-built well-proportioned body, dark soulful eyes, and cute floppy ears. The full-grown Poochon also has a gorgeous, fluffy coat that can vary from wavy to curly. The coat is medium in length and soft, and it can come in various colors that are seen in the parent breeds. Poochon colors include white, apricot, black, blue, and tan, or different color combinations with various markings and patterns. The most popular puppy colors are black, apricot, white, red.
The baby Poochon comes in a curly Poodle-like coat with a hypoallergenic and minimal shedding. A full-grown Poochon dog can weigh between 6 and 17 pounds depending on the size of its parents and can stand anywhere in between 9 to 15 inches.
Poochon puppies are energetic and have 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. The Poochon temperament is a joyful and fun one. They love to play and cuddle in equal measure. Poochon puppies are easy to train and are always eager to impress.
The Poochon dogs are intelligent, sweet, and loving dogs with delightful personalities. They are outgoing, friendly dogs who make best friends with everyone they meet. Known to be calm and patient with children, this breed is one of the best family companions.
Small, outgoing, with a curious nature and an adventurous spirit, the Poochon puppy is a wonderful travel companion always ready to discover and explore new places. The Poochon dog breed is a non-aggressive, highly social one, known to do well in multi-pet households as well as large families with kids.
Grooming a Poochon is not something to be scared about. Poochon puppies are a hybrid of a Poodle and Bichon Frise, with moderate grooming needs. The less you brush their coat, the more tangles and knots are likely to build up. Clipping is the usual way to keep the coat tangle-free, which lowers the amount of maintenance required. Bathing is another part of the grooming requirements for Poochons, as with all other dogs. With its non-shedding coat, the full grown Poochon dog needs baths on a regular basis, most commonly every month or so.
Poochon Exercise Needs
Poochons have just the right amount of energy to keep their owners happy. They are not overly energetic nor too relaxed. Most Poochon adults love to go on long walks, runs, and even hikes. They relish any opportunity to meet their furry friends at the dog park and indulge in a friendly chase. The amount of exercise these dogs need depends very much on their energy levels. Poochons are typically moderately energetic dogs, and this means that 30 minutes of exercise per day is enough to keep them healthy.
The Poochon dog breed is much healthier than other breeds out there. Because it's a hybrid, the Poochon puppy benefits from the increased health of hybrids. The full-grown Poochon dog can get certain diseases from its parents. Conditions like Addison’s, epilepsy, patellar luxation, and eye problems are common. To keep your Poochon as healthy as possible, always go to the vet for regular checkups.
Poochon dogs can live past their 15-year lifespan, but the best chance for a long, happy life is if they are well cared for from the start. As with other breeds, the ages of 12 to 15 years are common for Poochon dogs. They have a similar life expectancy as other small breeds such as the Mini/Toy Poodle and Bichon Frise.
Poochon puppies are an intelligent, agile breed with a hearty appetite for training. The Poochon dogs are highly trainable and respond well to treats and positive reinforcement. The Poochon adults are easy-going, obedient, and are a friendly addition to any household. This breed will do well with leash training and socializing.
Poochons are just as attached to their humans as they are to each other. If a Poochon is left alone for too long, it may display destructive behaviors. It's recommended to leave the Poochon puppies for short periods throughout the day so that they can become used to being on their own occasionally.
During training sessions, their short attention span makes it difficult for young Poochon puppies to focus on one task for a long period of time. Patience and consistency are key to training a Poochon puppy.
A cross between a Mini Poodle and a Bichon Frise, the Poochon breeders created a new crossbreed that has become one of the most popular and desired doodle breeds. The Poochon puppies are loved for their intelligence and sweet dispositions and can't get enough of playing with their owners.
Poochon breeders purposefully mixed the Poodle and Bichon Frise to create a new dog with the same desirable traits that the two breeds possess. Poochon dogs are bred through three generations:
- The first generation Poochon is 50% Bichon Frise and 50% Toy Poodle and is also referred to as an F1 Poochon
- The second-generation Poochon (F1B Poochon) is 25% Bichon Frise and 75% Toy Poodle
- The third generation Poochon (F2 Poochon) is when two Poochons are mixed
The Poochon Doodle is a new and relatively unknown breed, but we can look back at the history of the Poodle and Bichon Frise parent breeds in order to help us understand the Poochon Doodle.
One of the most ancient dog breeds in the world, the Poodle is considered a canine aristocrat. Throughout the breed's history, they have been hunters and retrievers, soldiers, therapy dogs, circus performers, champions in dog sports, and companion pets at royal courts.
The Bichon Frise is the perfect family dog because of its affectionate nature, sunny disposition, and cute looks. This breed originated in the Canary Islands during the 14th century. They quickly became popular in royal courts in England, France, and Spain because of their cuddly looks. When they arrived in America during the 1950s, they ranked as one of the most popular breeds and quickly became loved by families everywhere.