Bichon Frise Pug Mix Temperament and Personality
The Bichon Frise Pug Mix temperament is truly a marvel.
It’s difficult to find a small dog who gets along with literally everyone, but this little guy does!
From rabbits and cats to kids and adults, the Pushon loves everyone equally!
He Loves Nothing More than His Family
The Pushon truly is the best combination of characteristics from his Pug and Bichon Frise parents. As such, he is truly a family kind of dog.
This means that he loves doing everything with you, including play time outside.
In fact, one of his favorite things to do is curl up on your lap while you watch TV.
If you just open the door and let him run free, he’ll be disappointed.
This also means, though, that if you have a large swath of time wherein you can’t be home with him, he may develop separation anxiety.
The Pushon has no problem with living in either a house or an apartment.
This is great for if you ever have to downsize. You won’t have to worry about your dog, because he’ll do just fine.
He’s an Amazing Watchdog
The Pushon is a fantastic watchdog.
In fact, you’ll have to train him to use his bark only when it’s important, else he’ll alert you to every little thing.
Don’t ever worry, though, about training him to become too calm and losing that watchdog tendency. You will never be able to get the watchdog truly out of a Pushon.
This is part of the reason why he’s not shy in the least. Why should he be scared of anyone?
He plays with everyone because he knows he has the confidence to stand up to someone if they do something he doesn’t like.
He Can Be Stubborn
The Pushon definitely has times where he can be stubborn.
If you attack this problem head-on and early enough, you should be able to train him out of it.
Let it go for too long, though, and you’ll have a dog who’s too headstrong and who won’t listen when it’s important for him to do so.
This is scary. You can’t take a dog for a walk around the neighborhood if you can’t be confident that he’ll listen to you when you’re trying to protect him.
If you find you’ve done everything, and you can’t seem to crack his stubbornness, you might want to enroll him in obedience school.
The earlier you address the problem, and with additional intervention, the more likely you’ll be able to stop the bad behavior before it becomes permanent.
He’s Great with Kids
The Pushon makes for a great companion for children because of his higher energy level.
He can keep up with them, and he has patience for them if they get a little out of hand.
Still, you should supervise them when they’re playing together to ensure no accidental injuries occur.
The Bichon Frise Pug Mix Appearance
Pushon Weight and Height
Here's what you can expect for healthy Pushon size, an adult Pushon’s height is between 10 and 13 inches tall. And a healthy weight for an adult Pushon is between 10 and 14 lbs.
As for colors, the Pushon can be black, light or dark brown, gray, cream, or white.
A Brief History of the Bichon Frise Pug Mix Breed
To understand the history of a mixed breed, you’re better off looking into the histories of his parents.
This is because most mixed breeds do not have a definitive origin point, and his history may help you understand his persona.
The Bichon Frise, for example, made her way to the U.S. when American soldiers brought them back from France at the end of World War I.
The Pug also has an illustrious history, being the favorite dog of Chinese emperors, and later Tibetan monks living in monasteries.
Both breeds have a long history of being a companionable, family-friendly dog, so it’s no surprise this trait would translate also to their offspring.
How Do You Train a Bichon Frise Pug Mix?
Both the Pug and the Bichon Frise are intelligent breeds who can understand your commands and execute them quickly.
However, the Pushon tends to have more of a stubborn streak than either of his parents do.
One of the best ways to get the Pushon to listen to you is to heap on the praise.
This dog loves his people, and he loves attention, so when his owner lets him know he’s done well, this is the ultimate high for the Pushon.
He can also be a bit “yappy” as a puppy. This is something you definitely want to curb when he’s young, partially because it’s annoying and partially because it will sound even worse when he’s an adult.
If you find you have a particularly stubborn Pushon, don’t be afraid to ask a professional trainer for help.
Whatever, you do, don’t give up. When you leave bad behavior unchecked, it only gets worse and can ultimately become permanent.
Helpful Online Dog Training Resource:
How Do You Groom a Bichon Frise Pug Mix?
The grooming needs of the Pushon can vary wildly from dog to dog. It all depends which parent he takes after.
Either way, though, you should expect to brush him every day to keep him looking healthy and free of mats. Plus, it cuts down on the amount of shedding you’ll have to clean up around the house.
If your Pushon’s coat is on the longer side, you may want to visit a professional groomer from time to time to help maintain it.
Perhaps one of the most important things you can do for the Pushon is to regularly brush his teeth.
Smaller dogs tend to suffer from teeth problems because their teeth grow to be too big for their mouths and overlap (“over-crowding”).
Brush his teeth 2 or 3 times a week to keep them clean.
You should also check and clean his ears once a week if he inherited floppy ears. This will reduce the amount of moisture that builds up in them, which can cause infection.
Keep an eye out for any symptoms of any of the following conditions, which tend to commonly affect the Pushon breed:
- Allergies (fleas, some medications, etc.)
- Eye issues
- Hip Dysplasia
- Idiopathic Epilepsy
- Legg-Calve Perthes Disease
- Patella Luxation
- Progressive Retinal Atrophy
Don’t let these conditions scare you. Just because the Pushon is sensitive to these conditions does not guarantee he’ll develop any of them.
Helpful Dog Health Resource:
What is a Pushon Lifespan?
A healthy Bichon Frise Pug Mix's life expectancy is between 12 to 14 years.
Is the Pushon Hypoallergenic?
The Pushon is not often cited as a hypoallergenic mix -breed. However, this Bichon Frise Pug mix is likely more allergy-friendly since it is lower shedding than it's Pug parent, and Bichons tend to be hypoallergenic. As with all ‘so-called' hypoallergenic breeds you always want to spend time with the dog to make the determination yourself versus relying on what's commonly stated.
Read our article to learn more about hypoallergenic dogs. You will also find over 30 allergy-friendly breeds to choose from.
The Pushon is one of those dogs who can poop himself out all by himself – he doesn’t really need your help to use up his extra energy.
However, he still does need you because he can get bored pretty easily. You need to give him regular challenges to keep him mentally stimulated.
The best way to exercise the Pushon is to take him for a few short walks throughout the day.
Taking him to the dog park is a great way to perk him up, especially since he’s such a friendly dog who doesn’t mind other animals or people.
However, if your Pushon is more Pug than Pushon, keep him indoors on especially hot days, as he can suffer respiratory issues in the heat.
Go read our article on why exercise your dog daily for more ideas on keeping your Pushon active and healthy.
Finding the Perfect Bichon Frise Pug Mix
You may find it difficult to find a Bichon Frise Pug Mix for sale.
You’ve heard bad things about mixed-breed breeders, and you don’t know where else to turn.
Here are some tips on how to find a Bichon Frise Pug Mix sale you can actually trust.
Bichon Frise Pug Mix Puppies for Sale
It’s nearly impossible to find an average Bichon Frise Pug Mix price online.
In cases like this, you can usually go by the price of the parents to determine what you should expect to pay for a mix of the two.
The Bichon Frise, for instance, is, on average around $600 – not terrible.
The price of a Pug is between $600 to $1,500, depending on his lineage.
Therefore, the Pushon is probably around $800 or so, give or take.
If anyone tries to charge you $2,000 or more, then you can assume this is probably a scam breeder, and you should look elsewhere.
Bichon Frise Pug Mix Adoption and Rescue
You also have the option of adopting a Bichon Frise Pug Mix puppy. You may be able to find a Pushon at your local rescue center.
A Bichon Frise Pug Mix for adoption may be hard to find. But if you ask the shelter to keep your information on file, they’ll notify you as soon as one comes in.
Bichon Frise Pug Mix Breeders
You have to be so careful when you buy a mixed-breed dog from a breeder.
First, you have to make sure they’re not trying to sell you a mix that is anything other than First Generation. That’s when genetic issues are more likely.
Checkout our Complete Guide to Breeders:
Looking for More Bichon Frise Mix-breeds?
If you did not find what you're looking for maybe our article on the Top Bichon Frise Mix will answer your question. Or you can check out each Bichon mix directly by clicking on the links below:
- The Bichpoo – Bichon Frise Poodle Mix
- The Shichon – Bichon Frise Shih Tzu Mix
- The Maltichon – Bichon Frise Maltese Mix
- The Yorkie Bichon – Bichon Frise Yorkie Mix
- The Chi Chon – Bichon Frise Chihuahua Mix
- The Kashon – Bichon Frise Cairn Terrier Mix
- The Goldichon – Bichon Frise Golden Retriever Mix
- The Chonzer – Bichon Frise Miniature Schnauzer Mix
- The Glechon – Bichon Frise Beagle Mix
- The Corgi Bichon – Bichon Frise Corgi Mix
- The Cavachon – King Charles Cavalier Bichon Frise Mix
- The La-Chon – Bichon Frise Lhasa Apso Mix
- The Doxie-Chon – Bichon Frise Dachshund Mix
- The Havachon – Bichon Frise Havenese Mix
- The Cock-a-Chon – Bichon Frise Cocker Spaniel Mix
- The Papichon – Bichon Frise Papillon Mix
- The Bichon-A-Ranian – Bichon Frise Pomeranian Mix
- The Peke-a-Chon – Bichon Frise Pekingese Mix
- The Bostchon – Bichon Frise Boston Terrier Mix
- The Shelchon – Bichon Frise Sheltie Mix
- The Frenchie Bichon – Bichon Frise French Bulldog Mix
Calvin is the co-founder and one of the main contributors to dogtemperament.com. He has been an avid dog lover all his life. He enjoys researching and sharing great ideas on how you can avoid common pitfalls of dog ownership and build the most loving and enjoyable relationship with your dog.