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Bichon Frise / Poodle Mixed Breed Dogs

Information and Pictures

Bug the Bich-Poo sitting on dirt and in front of a chain link fence

Bug the black Bich-Poo at 16 months old—"Bug is so cute and friendly. He is a joy to have around. He is half Poodle and Half Bichon Frise."

Other Names
  • Poochon
  • Bichpoo
  • Bichdoodle
  • Bichoodle
  • Bichonpoo
  • Bichon-Poo
  • Bichondoodle

The Bich-poo is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Bichon Frise and the Poodle. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.

  • ACHC = American Canine Hybrid Club
  • DBR = Designer Breed Registry
  • DDKC = Designer Dogs Kennel Club
  • DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.
  • IDCR = International Designer Canine Registry®
Recognized Names
  • American Canine Hybrid Club = Poochon
  • Designer Dogs Kennel Club = Poochon
  • International Designer Canine Registry® = Poochon (Bichpoo)
  • Designer Breed Registry = Poochon
Zoey and Bonnie the white Bich-Poo puppies laying on each other on a white tiled floor

Bich-poos littermates, Zoey and Bonnie as puppies at 9 weeks old

Zoey the Bich-Poo wearing a blue jacket sitting on a plaid sofa with her mouth open and head tilted

Zoey the black Bich-poo at 6 months old—"Zoey is a Bichon / Poodle mix. Her mother was a registered Bichon Frise and her father was a registered toy Poodle. Zoey is exceptionally smart and learns commands very quickly. She is very clever and loves to perform her tricks. She has a pleasant and happy temperament and loves her family. When we first got her at 8 weeks old she had a solid black coat with a white chest spot and small white spots on her nails. She now has a black-brown coat with white textured hairs interspersed throughout. I am interested to see if her coat color continues to change with age. Recently it became clear to me that Zoey thought she was above me in the pack order. She respected my husband as the alpha. However, when I left the house she would howl and bark in a high pitched, almost panicked way. She also chewed up my shoes, took over my pillow and stole my clothes. Finally, I started doing some research and decided that I was not being the pack leader. When I made a few small changes, her behavior started to change. She does not howl anymore when I leave. Before I open doors, I have her sit and wait until I walk in first and then I let her come in after me when I say "Okay." She also is not allowed to sleep on my pillow. When I take her for walks, I make her walk next to me and she is not allowed to pull the lead. Taking Zoey on pack walks and making the other changes has really improved our relationship and has helped her become a happier dog. Cesar's way of being the pack leader has helped my husband and I have a more peaceful home. Another change that we have made is that we recently adopted a 1-year-old Cocker Spaniel. Zoey and Max quickly became friends and they expend their energy with each other rather than taking all of ours. We feel that we have quite a happy home. Next on our list of training is to teach Max the pack walk. As a 40-lb. Cocker Spaniel, we are working on retraining him to not jump up on people and to not pull the lead. I can really see that we let Zoey get away with things in the past that a larger dog would not have been allowed to do. Without this website I would not have learned about small dog syndrome and why Zoey destroyed my things and panicked when I left."

Sam and Riley the Bichon Poodles laying in a white wooden porch chair

"Introducing Sam and Riley, F1 hybrid Poochon or Bich-Poo or Bichon Poodle brothers from a litter born in January 2006. Sam and Riley sitting on a chair at 18 months of age, hanging out on a lazy Sunday—Sam (left) and Riley (right) enjoyed their lazy Sunday afternoon on the front porch. As you can see, they've also enjoyed chewing on the chair over the past several months." Photo courtesy of Rolling Meadows Puppies

Sam and Riley the Bichon Poodles in a store inside of a Bed, Bath and Beyond shopping cart with a pink bag of Eukanuba dog food behind them

"This picture is of Sam and Riley at 5 months of age riding in a shopping cart. They have pulled many antics as we continue with our adventures and saga of Sam and Riley. They are both very smart and what one doesn't think of, the other one does. They have completely different personalities but they adore each other and the two of them can always be together. Riley and Sam will be one year old next Tuesday. When do you think we should break it to Sam that he will not grow up to be a human?? Sam got the looks and Riley got the brains. They're both very smart, though and they're each handsome in their own way. A good idea to always remember is to leave the safety lock on the fridge because Sam knows how to dispense water and ice from the refrigerator. Sam knows how to open the front storm door so we always have to lock the storm door to leave the front door open. Sam also figured out how to open the safety gate at the top of the stairs so we finally just took it down. Between the two of them, Riley finds things to get into and Sam finds the way to get to them. If Riley didn't think up these things Sam would be too lazy to bother." Photo courtesy of Rolling Meadows Puppies

Sam and Riley the Bichon Poodle Puppies laying on a white lace doily on a hardwood floor with flowers behind them

Sam and Riley the Bichon / Poodle hybrid puppies at 8 weeks old, photo courtesy of Rolling Meadows Puppies

Max the Bich-poo puppy sitting in front of a backdrop of a wooded trail with another Bich-Poo sitting next to him

This is Max (right) and his mom. Max is 3 years old and is a mix of Bichon Frisé and Poodle.

Close Up - Mr. Baxter the Bich-Poolaying on a rug looking at the camera holder

Mr. Baxter the black Bichon-poo at 8 months old—"He loves to dance on his hind legs and will wave at you with his 2 front paws if he wants you to pet him. Overall he's a great dog and I'm glad I got him."

Close Up - Lucy the Bich-poo with her head tilted to the left with a plush toy in front of her

Lucy the Bich-poo at 8 month old (Bichon / toy Poodle mix breed dog)

Pete the Bich-poo sitting on a carpet in front of a couch with two animated hearts in the top corners and the words 'I got nuttin but LOVE for ya' overlayed

Pete the Bichon / Poodle hybrid (Bich-poo, also called a Poochon according the ACHC) at 10 years old—"My husband and I have found the absolute beauty of the mixed breed with an asthmatic son and myself with some physical problems. We have a 10-year-old Bichon / Poosie named Pete. He is AWESOME—not only highly intelligent, but SO easy to train. He is love, love, LOVE—and when I am unable to get around (I've had 3 joint replacements), he's as calm, quiet as could be. He is a very, VERY loving and gentle dog. He weighs about 25 pounds and is TOTALLY non-shedding. Everything he's learned took only 5 goldfish crackers to master. He barely barks—3 barks to let us know someone's here is adequate for him. He loves people. He rings sleigh bells hung on the doorknob to let us know when he needs to go out. He's wonderfully calm but joyfully playful when the mood strikes him. A very obedient dog, his ability to communicate still astonishes us. All this and cute as the dickens to boot!!!"

Bich-poo walking on a wooden porch

Standard Bich-poo: a cross between the Bichon Frise and Standard Poodle—this breed can only be conceived through artificial insemination. It is no different than your regular Bich-poo, except it is bigger.

Close Up - Bich-poo sleeping on the corner of a chair

Standard Bich-poo

Close Up - Bich-poo looking at the camera holder sitting in front of clothes

Standard Bich-poo

Bich-poo puppy standing on grass

Standard Bich-poo puppy

Casper the Bich-poo sitting on a carpet with his paw in the air with toys in the background

Casper the Bichon Poo at 8½ weeks

Close Up - Casper the Bich-poo standing on a wood step

Casper the Bichon Poo at 8½ weeks

Close Up - Mr. Lee the white Bich-poo standing on a couch

Mr. Lee as an 8-week-old puppy

Bug the Bich-Poo walking on a dirt gravel ground with his mouth open and a person with another dog in the background

Bug the black colored Bich-Poo at 16 months old

Close Up - Bug the Bich-Poo with his mouth open and bottom teeth showing

Bug the black colored Bich-Poo at 16 months old

Left Profile - Bug the Bich-Poo looking at the camera holder with its mouth open and a person holding his collar

Bug the black colored Bich-Poo at 16 months old

Bug the Bich-Poo standing on a dirt gravel ground with its back to the camera

Bug the black colored Bich-Poo at 16 months old

Right Profile - Bug the Bich-Poo walking down a dirt top

Bug the black colored Bich-Poo at 16 months old

Bug the black Bich-Poo walking down on a brown dirt gravel ground

Bug the black colored Bich-Poo at 16 months old

Bug the Bich-Poo running across the dirt

Bug the black colored Bich-Poo at 16 months old