The Poochon (also known as the Bichoodle), is created by the crossing of two breeds: Bichon Frise and Poodle. They are commonly referred to as “designer dogs” and have become popular companions. The ideal Poochon should be robust, well-proportioned, and hardy. They are small in stature, possess a sturdy appearance, and exhibit a sweet expression. They are a Non Shedding breed.
Affectionate, friendly, and loyal, the Poochon is spirited and has a pleasing personality. They do best in a home with older, considerate children or with children they have been with from puppyhood. They are suitable for homes with dogs, cats, and other household pets. Poochons are suspicious of strangers and will bark to alert their family to visitors or out of the ordinary sounds.
The Poochon is well-suited for city and apartment living. They thrive on family interaction, securely leashed walks, and off-lead play time in a securely fenced yard.
Poochons are often gold in colour but can be of just about any colour. Pure white, Tri-Colour or solid colours like cream, apricot, black, sable with or without white markings is acceptable.
When clipped, the Poochon doesn’t require an excessive amount of brushing and grooming. However, if your Poochon’s coat is never clipped then the hair will continue to grow longer and longer because of course Poochons do not shed hair. Most Poochon owners have their dogs clipped once every 2 or 3 months. The amount of grooming required for a Poochon will depend on the length of its coat. This keeps the coat short and easier to care for only requiring brushing once every second or third day.