Poochon

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Size

Small

Life span

15 Years

Weight

8 Kg

Group

Hybrid Dogs

Poochon Overview

The Poochon is a cross between the Bichon Frise and Poodle. They’re a small breed of dog that suits a family with young children and those that suffer from allergies, as the Poochon is hypoallergenic.

The Poochon comes in a variety of colours such as; tab, brown, white and black. Their coat is medium length with loose curls. As they’re relatively low-shedding they require very little grooming.

As the Poochon is an intelligent dog breed they’re easily adaptable to most households and are great with children and other animals.

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Poochon Characteristics

Size InformationIntelligence
  • 5
Size InformationExercise Needs
  • 4
Size InformationDogs Health
  • 3
Size InformationChild Friendly
  • 3
Size InformationApartment
  • 4
Size InformationShedding
  • 1
Size InformationGrooming Needs
  • 4
Size InformationBarking
  • 3
Size InformationAlone
  • 1
Size InformationTrainability
  • 5
Size InformationEnergy Levels
  • 3
Size InformationDog friendly
  • 3

History & Origin

The Poochon first originated back in Australia in the 1990s and has then since become a popular dog breed in the UK. They were developed because the need was for a caring, low-shedding dog breed.


Poochon Temperament

The Poochon is energetic, intelligent and lively. They're always eager to please and entertain their loved ones with their playful ways. They're loyal and form strong bonds with their family. The Poochon is charming and suited to a family whereby one person stays at home all the time because they're prone to developing separation anxiety. 

 

Training

The Poochon is easy to train because of their intelligence and willingness to learn and please their loved ones. Training should begin early as possible and be consistent throughout their lives. 

The Poochon is never happier when they're given a task to complete, which is why it's so easy to train a Poochon. 

Grooming

The Poochon has a soft and curly coat and is low-shedding which makes them a great choice for a family that suffers with allergies. They require regular grooming to keep their coat in great condition. Their coat needs brushing several times a week to prevent matting and their nails need regular trimming.

As with all dog breeds, they require regular teeth cleaning and their eyes and ears cleaned to prevent the build-up of dirt which can read to infection. 


Health

The Poochon is predisposed to several health conditions. A healthy diet, regular exercise and regular check-ups at the vets can help the Poochon lead a healthy and happy life. Some of the predisposed health issues are:

  • Luxation Patella
  • Allergies
  • Hip Dysplasia 
  • Sebaceous Adenitis
  • Progressive retinal atrophy
  • Von Willebrand Disease 

 

 

 

Exercise

The Poochon is a lot of energy and intelligence and therefore requires plenty of exercises and mental stimulation for them to be truly happy and well-rounded. when out walking they need lots of time off the lead to run and explore. 

Poochons are prone to become destructive if they're bored and not stimulate enough. 


Children and other pets

The Poochon is great with children of all ages because they love to play and they're very loving. Playtime must always be supervised to prevent rough play. The Poochon s great with other household pets provided they're socialised correctly and from a young age. 

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