Poochon

Crossbreed, Small

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.

FACT SHEET

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.

Aliases

Bichpoo, Poodle x Bichon frise

Origin

Australia

Size

Small
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.

Coat

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

Shedding

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

Life expectancy

15 years

Good first dog?

Yes

Trustpilot

Tailwise is consistently rated as Excellent

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