Poochon: The Poochon is created by the crossing of two non shedding breeds, the Bichon Frise and Poodle. While they are not very common designer dogs, Poochons are becoming popular companions. The most distinctive characteristic of this breed is its non shedding wool coat. The Poochon is an energetic and adorable little breed that is suitable for most allergy sufferers. Often the hardest part about owning a Poochon is going for a walk without being stopped by strangers who want to pat their adorable curly dog!
Description of the Poochon:
The ideal Poochon should be robust, well-proportioned, and hardy. They are small in stature, possess a sturdy appearance, and exhibit a sweet expression. The most distinctive characteristic of this breed is its non shedding wool coat. The Poochon has similar facial features to the Bichon with a wider face than the Poodle, rounded skull, medium length ears and medium muzzle. If the face of the Poochon is not clipped, they will have their characteristic fuzzy face.
Temperament of the Poochon:
Besides its wool coat and fuzzy face, the other defining characteristic of the Poochon is its spirited and happy temperament. Affectionate, friendly, and loyal, the Poochon is spirited and has a pleasing personality. Poochons 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. Since one of its parents is a Poodle, it may have a tendency to want a significant amount of attention and special treatment.
Poochon Activity level:
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. They are just as comfortable whether living with an active family or spending time on the couch with the family watching TV.