Bich-Poo

Description

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.

Temperament

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

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.

Exercise

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.

Life Expectancy

Average of 15 years life expectancy.

Litter Size

An average of 4-5 puppies

Grooming

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.

Origin

The origin of the Bich-Poo is unknown. It is a cross between a Bichon Frise and Poodle.

Group

The Bich-Poo is not a pure breed, so it is not recognized as a group. It is a cross between a Poodle

Color

The coat of the Bich-Poo can be a variety of solid colors, including cream, black, and blue.