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Poochon (Bichpoo)- Do You Want a Bichon Frise Poodle Mix?

The Bichon Frise Poodle mix, also known as a Poochon or a Bichpoo, is a “designer” dog. It brings together the best characteristics of the Poodle with those of the Bichon Frise.  If you want a Poochon, already own one or just want to know what to expect you are in the right place. Read On!

Bicchon Frise Poodle Mix
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The Poochon gained popularity in Australia during the late 90s. They were bred specifically for those wanting a small, active dog that doesn’t shed.

The Bichon Frise Poodle Mix Physical Characteristics (Size: Height, Weight)

The Bichpoo (Poochon) typical height is 1 foot and their weight is 8 lbs to 16 lbs (4-8 Kgs).

The Poochon lifespan is approximately 12 to 15 years.

Like any hybrid dogs like Poodle Mixes,  Bichpoo physical traits are not as predictable as a purebred, as it may inherit more or fewer traits from each of its parents’ breed.

Poochons are generally characterized by almond-shaped eyes, slightly long ears, and round, short muzzle reminiscent of the Bichon Frise.

The Poochon comes in cream, white, black, blue, and apricot. Their coat is medium-length, coarse and curly.

Further, if one or both of the parents are not purebred themselves — for example, if they both are Bich-poos — the variability in the characteristics of the offspring increases significantly.

Bichpoo/Poochon Temperament and Personality

Active and Intelligent

Both the Poodle and the Bichon Frise are active dogs, so it will be no surprise that your Bichpoo will have a lot of energy to burn.

The Bichpoo does very well in a number of environments, but you need to cater for a daily exercise of at least half an hour, or a bit more if she does not have access to a backyard.