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What does a Bich-poo look like?

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Bich-poos are mixed breed dogs that tend to be small, about 9 to 14 inches tall and 6 to 18 pounds, with long hair and curly coats in a variety of colors. They are bred from poodles, from which they get their curly hair, and Bichon Frise, from which they get their small size and fluffy appearance.

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According to Dog Breed, Bich-poos vary in appearance depending on hybrid type. A Bich-poo that is 50 percent Bichon Frise and 50 percent poodle tends to be a little bigger, a small to medium-sized dog. A Bich-poo with more Bichon Frise than poodle is toy-sized. Size also depends on the type of poodle, which come in several different sizes.

Bich-poos commonly have white coats, according to Dogs Discovered, but it is not unexpected to find a black, apricot or blue dog. In order to maintain the soft appearance of the dog's coat and prevent matting, owners must often brush or groom the dog.

This dog also works to meld the best characteristics in Bichon Frise and poodles, such as the intelligence and energy of the poodle and the good-natured and high-spirited personality of the Bichon Frise. However these characteristics, like the physical characteristics, vary depending on the parentage.

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