Good natured and intelligent, they are fairly easy to train. House breaking is hence easy and quick as they are also fast learners. Their friendly and social nature extends to visitors and other pets in the house, besides their owners. Protective and family oriented they are good watchdogs letting their owners know in case of intrusion and threat. Sensitive and responsive, they are also very affectionate and love to play. Their zesty and energetic disposition is subtle, and they are not as hyper as some other breeds. They bask in their owner’s attention and love curling up in their laps or on the couches. They are clever and also love to entertain their owner with their clever tricks. The Bichon-poo pups are prone to sudden energy spurts where they run around the house. In these cases a good long walk can help them deal with the extra energy and calm themselves down. Even though they are ideal pets for homes with children, the children must be instructed to not get too rough with the delicate dog. They may end up hurting the pup during rough play. The Bichon poo mix pup also does not take teasing well.
The Bichon poo puppies have hypoallergenic coats which makes them ideal pets for people with allergies. Their long coats need regular brushing to keep them clean, smooth and tangle free. Brushing will also help keep their coats mite free. Occasional baths with subtle puppy shampoo will keep their coats clean and healthy. Routine vet checks and shots are also important in monitoring their health and growth. Early signs of a probable disease can also be caught on and cure during these visits. Clean ears and teeth are a must.
The Bichon-poo pups do not have susceptibility to any major illnesses. They may be prone to the diseases either of their parents is prone to. The Bichon Frise is prone to eye problems like cataracts and watery eyes; knee problems and epileptic seizures. Besides these, the Poodles are also prone to diabetes and heart problems. Here, knowing the parental lineage and the characteristics of the dominant parent can help in determining the health of the resultant mix pup.
Friendly and adaptable, the Bichon poo pup can adjust well in homes with children. They are energetic companions and love to cuddle. Good food and loving family can make a very happy and well balanced Bichon Poo pup.