USD 800-1000 Price Avg.

Designer Dogs


Cross Breed

Breed Type



12-15 years


Breed Information

Group Designer Dogs
Popularity/Rank 560
Origin Australia
Other Names Cross between the Toy Poodle and Bichon Frise
Breed Type Cross Breed
Price (Avg.) USD 800-1000
Size Small
Weight 6-15 pounds (3-7 kg)
Height 10-15 inches (25-38 cm)
Lifespan 12-15 years
Recognized by
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. And Not recognized by FCI.
Purpose Companion
Date of Origin April 2000
Ancestry Bichon Frise and Poodle

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Coarse, Wavy
Coat Colors Apricot, Black, Cream, Grey, Tan
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Black, Brown, Hazel, Blue, Amber, Green
Nose Color Possibilities Black, Brown, Pink, Red, Blue, Fawn, Liver, Cream
Coat Color Possibilities Apricot, Cream, Red, Silver, Black, Brown, Gold, Sable, White
Coat Length Medium
Coat Density Medium
Coat Texture Soft and Fluffy
Recommended Brushes Slicker brush, Pin brush, Undercoat rake, Nail clippers, Grooming scissors, Shedding blade, Dematting comb.
Brushing Frequency 2-3 times per week

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Affectionate, Caring, Cheerful, Happy, Intelligent
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners No
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Health Problems Addison's Disease, Allergies, Bladder Stones, Cushing's Syndrome, Patellar Luxation, Retinal Dysplasia
Hypoallergenic Yes
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Low
Drooling tendency
Activity Level High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 10 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 30 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 1/2 to 1 cup
Daily Cost $20-$50
Monthly Cost $50-$100


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Poochon have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 2-4 puppies (Once a year.)


The Poochon is a hybrid breed of dog that is a cross between the Bichon Frise and the Poodle. This breed has become increasingly popular in recent years due to its unique appearance and friendly personality. The Poochon has a soft, fluffy coat that can come in a variety of colors, including white, cream, apricot, and black. They have round eyes and floppy ears that give them an adorable look.

The lifespan of the Poochon is typically between 12-15 years when properly cared for. They are considered to be small dogs with an average size of 8-14 inches tall at the shoulder and weighing anywhere from 6-20 pounds.

The personality of the Poochon is generally very friendly and outgoing. They are intelligent dogs who love to please their owners and are eager to learn new things. They do well with children as long as they are properly socialized from an early age. The Poochon also gets along well with other animals if introduced slowly and carefully supervised during interactions.

The temperament of the Poochon can vary depending on their individual personalities but they tend to be gentle, loving dogs who enjoy spending time with their families. They may bark occasionally but overall they are not overly vocal or aggressive towards other animals or people when properly trained and socialized from puppyhood onwards.

The health of the Poochon is generally good but like all breeds there can be some potential health issues such as hip dysplasia, eye problems, allergies, skin conditions, ear infections etc., so it’s important to keep up regular vet checkups for your pet poochon in order to catch any potential problems early on before they become serious issues later on down the line..

When it comes to adaptability level for this breed it’s quite high as long as you provide them with plenty of exercise opportunities such as daily walks or playtime in a secure area outdoors where they can run around freely without getting into trouble or getting lost! The benefits of having a poochon as a pet include their intelligence which makes them easy to train; their loyalty which makes them great companions; their affectionate nature which makes them great family pets; plus they don’t require much grooming so you won’t have too much extra work on your hands!


The Poochon is a hybrid or designer dog breed that is a cross between a Bichon Frise and a Poodle. The Poochon was first bred in the United States in the 1990s and has since become popular in many other countries. The name "Poochon" is a combination of the two parent breeds' names.

The Poochon is a small dog, typically weighing between 6 and 15 pounds (2.7-6.8 kg). They are intelligent and easily trained, making them good family pets. They are also hypoallergenic, meaning they are unlikely to cause allergies in people who are allergic to dogs.

The Poochon's popularity began to decline in the early 2000s, and by 2006, there were only about 100 Poochons left in the United States. This was due to a number of factors, including the high cost of breeding and raising them, as well as competition from other designer breeds such as the Maltipoo (a cross between a Maltese and a Poodle) and the Yorkipoo (a cross between a Yorkshire Terrier and a Poodle).

However, in recent years there has been a resurgence in interest in the Poochon breed, and today there are estimated to be over 1,000 Poochons living in the United States. This is thanks to dedicated breeders who have worked to keep the breed alive, as well as an increase in demand from people looking for hypoallergenic dogs.

The ancestry of the Poochon can be traced back to two different dog breeds – the Bichon Frise and the Poodle. The Bichon Frise is thought to be descended from water spaniels brought to Europe by Phoenician traders around 600 BC. The Poodle's origins are less clear, but it is believed that they were originally bred in Germany or France as water dogs for hunters.