A Bichon Frise/Poodle hybrid, also known as a Tenerife Dog, a Bich-
Bichon Frise and Poodle Temperaments
To get an idea about the sort of characteristics that might be found in Bichon Frise/Poodle hybrids, it may be helpful to look at the temperaments of both Bichon Frises and Poodles. Of the two, Poodles are much livelier than the placid Bichon Frises. Bichon Frises are affectionate and love to be around their owner. Poodles are much more highly strung. They are full of energy and love to perform. So there is no way to predict where on the scale a Bichon Frise/Poodle hybrid will fall.
Because a Bich-
There are similarities as well as differences, however. Both breeds are highly intelligent and easy to train. They both need a daily walk. Both are susceptible to small dog syndrome, whereby a dog attempts to become pack leader of its human owners, so care must be taken to establish dominance. Since both Bichon Frises and Poodles exhibit these characteristics, it is fairly safe to assume that a Bichon Frise/Poodle hybrid will too.
Health Problems in Bichon Frise/Poodle Hybrids
Common health problems in Bichon Frise/Poodle hybrids include eye and ear infections and skin allergies. They are actually less prone to genetic disorders than pure bred Poodles, particularly standard Poodles, which are notorious for their poor health. No known genetic problems have been observed in Bichon Frise/Poodle hybrids, but because they are a relatively new breed, it is too early to determine how robust their genetic stock will be in future generations.
To promote good health it is recommended that you clean your Bichon Frise/ Poodle hybrid’s ears out at least once a week and have your vet perform a skin biopsy once a year to detect any skin problems early.
Care and Feeding of Your Bichon Frise/Poodle Hybrid
Bichon Frise/Poodle hybrids are hypoallergenic and do not shed. Nevertheless, they require frequent grooming. Because their coats are so curly, they can become knotted and tangled if they are not brushed every couple of days. They should also be trimmed every couple of months to keep them short, otherwise they can become untidy and wild in appearance.
Keeping a Bich-
Following the tips in this article should help your Bich-
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