What does a Poochon look like?
The Poochon dog’s appearance varies depending on which parent breed is more dominant in his blood. In general, this small designer breed has a symmetrical head.
The Poochon dog breed’s neck is fairly long and somewhat arched. He has a broad and balanced chest. He has round black eyes that are set not too close to each other.
This Poodle mix’s height ranges from 23 to 26 centimetres, and his weight is around 3–8 kilos. Poochon puppies will become full-grown dogs when they are about 12 months old.
The Poochon dog breed is known for its teddy bear appearance. His nose can either be black or brown.
When it comes to the muzzle, some Poochons have shorter ones than others. Their ears tend to be slightly shorter too. This designer dog possesses straight and sturdy front legs.
Poochons have sinuous and powerful hindquarters. Their round feet are compact and nicely covered in fur, and their paw pads are thick with strong nails. Their tails usually stand erect and lowered down when at rest.
The Poochon breed’s coat is curly and supple, which he inherited from the Poodle. His coat sheds less, which makes him a hypoallergenic dog. He is a perfect match for dog lovers who have pet allergies.
Poochons have moderately long coats. The small designer breed’s fur tends to have a rough texture, but some are soft to the touch. His coat colours commonly come in apricot, black, blue, and white. Most Poochons have solid colours on their coats, whilst others have a mix of colours.
How to groom a Poochon?
This Poodle mix is a low-shedder, but his coat needs more maintenance. Daily brushing is required to make sure that it is free from dirt and mat. Bathing should be done every few weeks.
Make sure to use a mild dog shampoo to avoid damaging his skin and coat. If possible, invest in a quality dog conditioner that can keep his fur healthy and shiny.
Bring your Poochon puppy to the groomer for a trim every 4–6 weeks. Doing so will make it easier for you to groom him in-between visits to the groomer.
After your Poochon puppy eats his meal, be sure to wipe off smudges of food that might get stuck on his beard. If overlooked, it can harden on his fur, making it difficult to remove. The breed is prone to tear stains. Use a moist clean cloth to clean the hair surrounding your pup’s eyes.
Trim your Poochon dog’s nails every 3–4 weeks. Avoid overgrowing them as it can lead to painful splitting or cracking. Due to his droopy ears, dirt and bacteria can accumulate swiftly.
Check and clean the Poochon’s ears at least every week or every other week to prevent ear infections. Daily tooth brushing is necessary to minimise the risk of gum and dental diseases.