A Bichon Poo is a mixed breed, the result of breeding a Bichon Frise with a Miniature Poodle. Like any other dog, the offspring may inherit traits from one or both of its parents, and in the case of the Bichon Poo, both are equally desirable. Combining the intelligence of the Miniature Poodle with the happy-go-lucky attitude of the Bichon Frise results in a simply adorable, affectionate offspring.
Both parent breeds are considered to be “hypo-allergenic,” so the Bichon Poo is a good choice for families with members who suffer from pet allergies. Both of the parent breeds are known to be excellent family pets, appropriate for owners of every age.
Because Bichon Poos are a mixed breed, they are less prone to heritable conditions than purebred dogs, due to hybrid vigor. But they can still develop hereditary and congenital conditions that can be harmful to their health – and your family’s budget. Some of the conditions and illnesses the Bichon Poo is prone to include skin conditions such as atopy; eye disorders such as cataracts; heart problems such as mitral valve disease; joint problems such as patellar luxation; and respiratory problems such as tracheal collapse.
Thankfully, Petplan pet insurance covers all hereditary and chronic conditions as standard. Which means if your Bichon Poo inherits his father’s bad eyes or his mother’s heart problems, you’re covered.