Poochon Care 101

When you see a cute dog, you probably think awww I need one.
well before you buy one of these adorable dogs or any other kind of dog you should read about how to care for one of these lovable pooches please read on

Facts

Lets start this post off with some fun facts about poochons

  •  They love cuddles

  • Poochons need regular grooming

  • They like to be close to people

  • Poochons love to play

  •  They come in a variety of colours

  • Poochons have one of the sweetest smiles

  • They love to go outside

  • Poochons can be a tiny bit nervous

  • They are very easy to train

  • Poochons love people

  • They can live up to 15 years old

  • Poochons have a lot of energy

  • Poochons are a mix of the bichon frise and the poodle

  • They are not recognized by the kennel club

  • Poochons need early socialization

  • Poochons are highly adaptable

  • They love to swim

  • Poochons are best suited for older kids

  • They are prone to allergies

Names

This little dog has many names i like to call them tiny teddies but you can call them whatever you like

 

  • Bichon Poo
  • Poochon
  • Bichpoo
  • Bichon Frise Poodle Mix
  • Bichon Poodle Mix 

Lets learn about the parents of this pretty poodle

What Is The Bichon Frise

  • Bichon Frise is pronounced (Bee-Shawn-Free-Zay) 

The Bichon Frise weighs about 6.6 – 11 lbs (3 – 5 kg) and is of 23 – 30 cm (9 – 12 inches) high.

It has a playful, affectionate and cheerful temperament, and a slight bit of feistiness and sensitivity.

Their primary health concerns to look out for the following health isssues

  • Epilepsy
  • White Sharker Syndrome
  • Dyskineasia

 if any health issues occur contact your vet.

A healthy Bichon Frise can live to 12 – 15 years of age

What Is The Poodle

There are three sizes of poodle toy, mini and standard.

Poodles are one of the smartest breeds of dog, and their fur is hypoallergenic.

All three sizes are active, intelligent and faithful living between 12 – 15 years of age.

Poodles can also suffer from epilepsy and may also suffer from the following health issues.

  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Thyroid Problems
  • Addison’s Disease
  • Bloat
  • Retinal Atrophy
  •  Epilepsy

What Is The Poochon

Bichon Frises have the same lifespan as their parents.

An adult Bichon poo is about 12 inches (30 cm) tall and about 8 – 16 pounds (4 – 8 kg) in weight.

They have almond-shaped eyes, long hanging ears, and a short snout.

Their most distinctive feature is the woolly white coat that comes from purebred Bichon Frises. Poochons can also be found in cream, black, blue and apricot.

Temperament And Behaviour

The poochons high intelligence makes them easier to train than some other breeds of dog.

Because the poochon has very active parents, they will need to go for daily walks for about 30 minutes.

You should also keep in mind that all dogs need mental and physical stimulation and shouldn’t be kept alone for extended amounts of time.

When it isn’t running around and playing with you, it will need a chew toy to stay entertained; a bored Bichon Poo will bark, whine and be destructive.

Can A Poochon Learn Tricks

Yes, of course, they can even when they are old. 

This breed of dog can learn a whole load of tricks, including high-fives, rollover, and play dead.

Learn some other tricks to teach your dog in my video

 

Good And Bad Personality Traits

 

Bad Traits

  • The poochon can become nervous in unfamiliar situations.
  • They can develop separation anxiety when left alone for a lengthy amount of time if not socialized at an early age.
  • If not socialized from an early age, they may develop mild aggression around unfamiliar dogs.

Good Traits

  • They are loving companions for adults and children.
  • Poochons have a strong social nature.
  •  They have low shedding coats
  • Poochons are very adaptable to apartment living providing they are given enough daily exercise
  • they are very playful and outgoing 
  • Poochons are very easy to train
  • Poochons are a good choice for first time dog owners

Care

Grooming

Poochons need to have haircuts

every two months to keep their coats tame. You could cut your poochons fur, instead of taking it to a dog groomer.

A poochons fur causes insignificant amounts of shedding, which makes the pups a good option for people with dog allergies or who want a clean house.

The last part of grooming is brushing your pooches teeth to stop your pooch from getting mouth infections

Diy Dog Food

Yes, it is true you can make your dog a homemade diet, but. Homemade diets aren’t recommended for pregnant dogs.

It is highly recommended that you feed your dog store-bought food since it has more nutrition than DIY diets.

But if you want, you can try making a Diy diet for your pooch. All you need is chicken, brown rice and green, yellow and orange vegetables.

This is good for all breeds of dog, but if your pooch gets sick with a heart or kidney issue, you will need to change their diet.

You should never feed dogs chocolate, grapes, onions and raisins as these are poisonous to them.

 

Buying And Ownership

How Much Do They Cost

The typical cost of a Poochon is €734 for Non-KC Registered Dogs.

What Kind Of Owner Does A Poochon Need

They will live their happiest life with someone who loves to exercise, go to dog parks, and provides loads of toys.

What Is The Wrong Owner For This Breed

The wrong owner for this breed is someone who doesn’t have enough time to socialize their dog and is out of the house for several hours at a time

I hope you enjoyed this post and that you decide wether you can take on a Poochon and i hope that you made the right decision.

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