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
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
This little dog has many names i like to call them tiny teddies but you can call them whatever you like
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
- White Sharker Syndrome
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
- Retinal Atrophy
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
- 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.
- 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
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.