A cross between a bichon frise and poodle is often called a bich-poo, but it's also known as a poochon and bichon poodle. The resulted breeding of the two breeds is a small dog with a smaller muzzle than a poodle and the gentle temperament of a bichon frise.
The bichon frise-poodle mix is generally intelligent and easy to train. They are lower energy than poodles but are active enough to require daily exercise. This breed requires little care except that their coat needs regular brushing to keep tangles from forming. Their small size makes them popular for those who live in apartments.