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Bichonpoo Characteristics

Bichonpoo's come from Poodle and Bichon Frise parents. You might also hear them called Bichon Poodles, Bichpoos, Poochons, and Bichon Poo as two separate words. These dogs are delightful companions who were able to inherit some of the best traits from their parents, including intelligence, affection, and high spirits. Early socialization and obedience training will ensure a well-behaved companion.

Fast Facts

  • Energy Moderate
  • Size Small
  • Trainability Responsive

Like many dogs crossbred with the Poodle, the Bichonpoo was originally bred as a companion dog for people who are allergic to animals. The Bichonpoo was also meant to be a small breed that did not suffer the same diseases as the Bichon Frise or Poodle, both of which are prone to health problems as a result of poor breeding or overbreeding. Because this is a newer breed, they can come in several varying sizes, rather than a predictable size like more established breeds.
 
Standing anywhere between 9-15 inches and weighing between 6 and 17 pounds, the Bichonpoo is a very portable companion. Great for apartment living, these dogs have a medium amount of energy, and if their barking habit can be quelled, they're the perfect dog to have in a small space. 
 
Like their parents, Bichonpoos are incredibly smart and alert dogs. They’re curious, active, and fun to be around, with very distinct personalities. Knowing you’re the alpha will help them feel safe and calm. They can also be quite acrobatic and are fun to play with. 
 
Like with any pet, be sure to take your Bichonpoo to the vet regularly, and focus especially on dental checkups. They can have crowding in their teeth and other dental issues. Taking good care of their health will keep them safe and happy for years!
 

How dog-friendly is Virginia?

If you’re looking to adopt a pup in Virginia, we have good news for you – the state stacks up well in terms of pet safety and dog-friendly establishments.


Pawsafe ranked Virginia the 7th most pet-friendly state in the country. The site conducts research into factors like animal cruelty laws, pet-friendly accommodations, and the number of dog parks and hiking trails. 


They found that Virginia has 728 pet-friendly accommodations and 180 restaurants, along with 357 unique attractions for visiting pets. In the same study, the state ranked 14th for pet services and 15th for pet-friendly accommodations. The state also ranked 12th for pet-friendly trails.


Safewise, another great research site, conducted a similar study that ranked Virginia 20th for pet-friendliness. One of the state’s strengths is its animal cruelty laws. The majority of these laws are related to abuse, neglect, fighting, or pet care standards.

How pet-friendly are cities in Virginia?

Arlington

SmartAsset reviewed the 100 largest cities in the country to rank them by pet-friendliness. In their study, Arlington was ranked quite high at 13th. The city has 12 dog-friendly shopping centers and a high number of parks, with 3.5 per 100,000 residents.

Chesapeake

WalletHub also ranks the country’s biggest cities for their pet accomodations. In it, Chesapeake ranks 48th for pet-friendliness. Specifically, it ranks 21st for outdoor pet-friendliness, 81st for health and wellness, and 58th for pet budget.


The city of Chesapeake also has the 20th highest dog parks per capita, with 2 per 100,000 residents.

Virginia Beach and Norfolk

A few other Virginia cities made it lower on the list. Virginia Beach is ranked 60th, and Norfolk is ranked 92nd.


However, a Trust for Public Land (TPL) study shows that Norfolk has the 4th highest number of dog parks per capita, with 4.8 dog parks per 100,000 residents. 

A few more stats for Virginia’s pets

Only 35% of Virginia residents own a dog. This is below the national average of 40%. 


According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), the most popular dogs in Virginia are German Shepherds, Labrador Retrievers, and Beagles. The official state dog is the American Foxhound. In the Arlington area, the most popular dogs are Labs, Golden Retrievers, French Bulldogs, Bulldogs, and Poodles.

Animal welfare & dog shelters in Virginia

Virginia is average when it comes to animal welfare and saving lives. The state saved 96,044 dogs and cats during 2020. Approximately 7 were killed during the same period. Out of 151 animal shelters, 93 have a no-kill policy. The overall save rate for the state is just below 85%. With that, Virginia has some work to reach 90% to become a no-kill state. We hope to see continuous improvement in this area!

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