The appearance of the Bich-Poo can vary. The two most characteristic features of the breed are its coat and ears. The coat is curly and has a fluffy look to it. The coat is a variety of colors. The ears are long and hang loosely past the chin. The eyes stand out on the face. The nose is large and black. The breed has a small frame, but is muscular. The tail is long and fluffy and hangs low.
Being a cross between a Poodle and a Bichon Frise, the Bich-Poo is good-natured and high-spirited. It is also intelligent and responds well to training. The good news about the Bich-Poo is that it is easily housebroken. The friendly nature of the Bich-Poo extends not only to its family, but also to welcome guests. It has a protective nature. Will effectively guard its owner’s property; not to the point of attacking an intruder, but will bark to notify an intruder’s presence. The Bich-Poo is suitable in a household with children and other household pets. It will adapt if placed in a home with existing children, but raising it with them is the ideal situation.
Height and Weight
About 9-12 inches and 6-12 pounds
Health problems are not as prevalent in mixed breeds. However, it is still too early to determine if any genetic conditions exist within the Bich-Poo.
Ideal Living Conditions
The Bich-Poo is energetic, but will do fine if kept indoors. It is also suitable for a backyard, as long as there is a fence.
The Bich-Poo is moderately active. It requires exercise and playful activity. The exercise doesn’t have to be vigorous. Taking it for a walk will fulfill its need for exercise. More physical activity is required for types that are kept indoors.
Average of 15 years life expectancy.
An average of 4-5 puppies
The coat of the Bich-Poo sheds very little, so it requires very little maintenance. However, the coat easily becomes matted and tangled, so some attention is necessary to keep it smooth. Having a professional grooming service cut the coat down as it becomes long is recommended.
The origin of the Bich-Poo is unknown. It is a cross between a Bichon Frise and Poodle.
The Bich-Poo is not a pure breed, so it is not recognized as a group. It is a cross between a Poodle
The coat of the Bich-Poo can be a variety of solid colors, including cream, black, and blue.