Also known as a Poochon or Bichon Poodle, the Bichpoo is a mix between a Bichon Frise and a Toy (or Miniature) Poodle. He has a small but sturdy stature, is highly intelligent and eager to please which makes him easy to train. He is also quite adaptable when it comes to co-habiting with other animals, so a perfect fit for families who already have pets. The Bichpoo will also make a great little watchdog
With Poodle DNA running through his veins, you can bet your Bichpoo is going to be one intelligent little dog who will learn quickly and prove fairly easy to train. As with any puppy, his behavioral and socialization training must be done at an early age and because Poodles can sometimes take on high-strung, clingy characteristics, you’ll want to work on this from the beginning. Understandably many small dogs are known to revert to nipping if they feel threatened or anxious, but if you start training and socialization early you can avoid this "teething" phase with little tips and tricks.
Clubs, Registries & Associations
Because he is a hybrid breed, the Bichpoo is not a member of the American Kennel Club however he is recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club, Designer Dogs Kennel Club, Dog Registry of America, Inc. and International Designer Canine Registry.