up to 12 inches
Dense, long and loose
Bichon: France Poodle: France
White, cream and apricot solid colors
Active, social, gentle
Bichon-Poos are squarely built, well-proportioned, moving soundly and carrying
themselves proudly. Poodles come in all solid colors and Bichons are usually white,
cream or apricot . Their coat is double layered, and there is a profuse amount of hair on
the head, beard, mustache, ears and tail.
Bichon-Poos are perky, playful and friendly. They are affectionate, responsive, and like
to cuddle. Overall an active, intelligent and elegant dog. Should be exceptionally good
with children and very willing to play with other animals, even dogs twice their size.
For 400 years the Bichon Frise enjoyed life among kings and aristocrats in France in
the 1500s. But in the 1800s the little dog became a common pet among people.
Originally bred as a retriever and flushers of birds, the Poodle became quite popular
among French aristocracy and was designated the national dog of France. The
Miniature and Toy Poodles owe their history to the Standard.
A Bichon-Poo is a cross-breed of a Poodle and
a Bichon Frise and may demonstrate any
combination of traits from those two breeds.