The Bichpoo is a mixed breed between a Bichon Frise and a Miniature or a Toy Poodle. This delightful and playful mix is also known as a Poochon, Bichon Poodle, or Bichon Poo. They were initially bred in Australia in the 1990s to create a breed that would do well with children, be a low shedder, and have a pleasant disposition. As the breed became more popular, the United Kingdom and the United States began breeding these designer dogs as well. The Bichpoo would be great for those with a large, busy family with a yard, as well as an individual living in an apartment. However, for those dog owners living in an apartment this breed would need regular walks and playtime. They have a tendency to bark so early training would be necessary. Bichpoos would be a good fit for a first time dog owner, but be aware that they are highly sensitive and can suffer from separation anxiety if left alone too long. They need their human family, and would surely become your shadow. Bichpoos love to romp around and play, but would be content lounging around on the couch with you. They are a very loving, friendly, and devoted breed. They are low droolers, and low shedders, but they do have a tendency to gain weight. The colors of their coat are typically apricot, cream, sand, white, and sometimes black or gray. It is very important that their coat be brushed frequently, as well as having regular shampoos a few times a month. Bichpoos have a propensity to develop tear stains under their eyes, so having a damp cloth to wipe them would be essential as well. Their ears would need to be kept clean on a daily basis to maintain proper health. Due to the Bichpoo being a smaller breed it is predisposed to develop tooth decay so oral hygiene is imperative. Bichpoos are typically 9-15 inches high and usually weigh between 6-17 pounds. Overall, the Bichpoo is generally a healthy breed but routine veterinary visits would be indispensable.
Each dog breed can be prone to develop certain diseases or conditions, be sure to research your specific breed before making a purchase to ensure you´re prepared for any challenges that may arise. This information is only a generalization and we make no guarantees on any breed related to personality, appearance, or typical health characteristics.