Bidoodle

Updated on 05/27/2021 by Sadie

These little guys only want one thing, and that is to shower you with every little bit of love they can find! The Bidoodle is a cross between a Poodle and a Bichon Frise (also called bichoodle), and they are incredibly affectionate pups. Bidoodles make wonderful lapdogs because of their relatively docile nature and small size. They are incredibly intelligent and love to lick their owners as a way to show affection. They are playful little pups that are very friendly and get along with almost anyone, making them great family pets, but these pups will do just as well in single-person households. Just make sure you don’t leave them alone for too long since they might get a bit too anxious.

Origin & History of Bidoodles

Poodle hybrids, like most mixed breed dogs, do not have a very well-documented past, which means it is pretty difficult to say exactly when and where this breed originated. No breeder has come forward with the claim of bringing the two breeds together for the first time, and it is highly likely that the Bidoodle existed in nature through accidental breeding long before any intentional efforts to bring the Poodle and the Bichon Frise began. Chances are this pup first arrived on the scene sometime in the late 1980s since that is when Poodle hybrids became all the rage.

Personality and Temperament

This little pup loves its owners with all of its heart. The Bidoodle is a very affectionate dog and likes to show its love by giving its owners a ton of slobbery kisses. If you want a pup that respects personal space, the Bidoodle may not be the best option for you. They get incredibly attached to the people that they love, which may result in some separation anxiety. They shouldn’t be left alone for long periods. Otherwise, they will get anxious and pee all over your carpet. The Bidoodle is a small dog with an even smaller bladder, so potty training is usually a bit difficult. These pups are also very noisy and make good watchdogs for this reason, although they don’t offer much in the way of protection. If you live in an area with noise restrictions, it’s best to steer clear of this pup since it will bark quite a bit. Early training and socialization can help manage these behaviors.

Bidoodle Size

Generally speaking, the Bidoodle is a small dog. However, due to there being a lack of set standard sizes, the exact height and weight that this pup grows up to be has a lot of variation.

Bidoodle Health

On average, the Bidoodle is a relatively healthy dog, especially when compared to its purebred parents. The Bidoodle is a mixed breed, which means it usually has some level of hybrid vigor thanks to the large gene pool. However, when it comes to getting a puppy that will grow up to be healthy, your best bet is a puppy with healthy parents. It is important that you seek out the health clearance certificates of both parent dogs from the breeder you get your puppy from, and make sure the breeder does not cross dogs younger than 2 years of age since that is when most genetic illnesses rear their ugly heads. Regular visits to the vet are necessary to ensure that any issues are caught early and treated promptly. Some health issues that you Bidoodle may be predisposed to include ear infections, hip dysplasia, bloat, and epilepsy.

Bidoodle Care and Training

These pups are moderately active, and daily low-intensity exercise will be more than enough for these playful little dogs. A short walk in the park or a game of fetch in the fall, or a fenced yard is a great way to help your Bidoodle burn off any pent-up energy. These pups are also very smart, thanks to their Poodle genes. They require a fair bit of mental stimulation, which means they need quite a few toys and trinkets to keep them engaged. If they get a little too bored, Bidoodles may end up becoming destructive. These pups are generally eager-to-please. That, plus their big brains, means they are a delight to train. Use a lot of positive reinforcement and steer clear of any harsh punishments such as yelling.

Feeding

Nutritional needs vary from one Bidoodle to the next, and it is best to speak to your veterinarian when designing a meal plan for your pup. On average, steer clear of free-feeding and giving out a single large meal per day as this may cause issues such as bloat or excessive weight gain to develop.

Coat Color, Types, Shedding

The Bidoodle is generally a low shedding dog with a thick coat.

Bidoodle Grooming

The Bidoodle does not require much grooming and is generally low maintenance. A good brushing session every few days should be enough to keep your dog’s coat healthy and free of tangles and matted fur. Bathe your Bidoodle only when necessary since excessive bathing can dry out their skin and make it irritated.

Deciding on a Bidoodle

The Bidoodle is a right fit for you if:

  • You want an affectionate dog
  • You want a low-shedding dog
  • You want a family-friendly dog

The Bidoodle is not a right fit for you if:

  • You want a guard dog
  • You want a dog that can be kept outdoors or in a kennel
  • You want an exercise companion

Getting a Bidoodle

How Much is a Bidoodle Puppy?

On average, a Bidoodle puppy will cost around $800 to $1000.

Bidoodle Breeders

Rescue and Adoption

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