Bichoodle (Bichon Frise x Mini Poodle) Breed Information:
The Bichon Frise Poodle mix, also known as a Bichpoo or a Poochon, is a “designer” dog that’s aimed at melding the best characteristics of the Poodle with those of the Bichon Frise. Both the Poodle and the Bichon Frise are active dogs, so it will be no surprise that your Bichoodle will have a lot of energy to burn.
Height: 25-35cm, Weight: 5-8kg
Bichoodle Life Span:
Bichoodles are renowned for their gentle nature. They are an easy going, playful and sociable breed. The Bichoodle is an intelligent dog that loves human companionship and enjoys any attention you can give them. Due to their gentle nature they make a fantastic family dog, excellent with children and, as long as they have been socialised well, generally have no issues with other dogs. Whether its playing fetch in the backyard or curling up on your lap to watch television of an evening, Bichoodles will be happy as long as they're with you.
Grooming requirements for Bichoodles include a daily bush, as they have a thick curly coat that can become knotted easily. During the summer especially, a clip is recommended every 6-8 weeks. Like all dog breeds with floppy ears, Bichoodles need to have their ears properly dried after their bath, and regularly checked to avoid infections. Bichon Frise and Poodles are completely hypoallergenic breeds, so crossing them will mean they will not shed any fur. This is great for people with allergies.
Bichoodle Exercise Requirements:
As Bichoodles are not a very high energy dog, they don't need the strict exercise regime some other breeds do. A good walk a few times a week is generally enough, however if living in an apartment they would probably benefit from a walk every 1-2 days.