Small Size

Doesn't moult much

Good for first time owners

Australian breeders began intentionally crossing Bichons with Poodles in the late 1990s. The intention was to combine the intelligence of the Poodle with the playfulness of the Bichon Frise.


Attractive to ...

Anyone looking for a clever and sociable little companion who is easy to please.

Not the best for ...

Someone unprepared for the level of brushing that a Poochon requires.


Bichpoo, Poodle x Bichon frise

Cross between

Bichon Frise x Poodle (Toy)
Bichon Frise x Poodle (Miniature)




Small - but bigger than most cats

Exercise Needs

Medium (About an hour)
Doesn't have to be a solid hour, you can give them lots of short walks.


Professional help needed. Curly, keeps growing and needs cutting.


Doesn't moult much
But all dogs shed dander so if you're allergic, make sure you'll be ok

Life expectancy

15 years

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