Hybrid Breed

Bichon Frisé + Papillon


The Papichon - a hybrid breed

The Papillon-Bichon Frisé hybrid is a popular breed bred from the Papillon and the Bichon Frisé. These dogs are very social and affectionate and are always happy to go on ventures with their owner. They have long, curly hair that can often be matted or curly. They have medium sized bodies, but their legs are relatively short, giving the impression of being larger than they are. Because they are so playful and bright, they make great companions for families with children. These dogs are always ready to make friends and became especially popular because of their good mood and cheerful nature.

Alternate Name -
Origin France
Life expectancy 12 - 15 years
Care requirements low-maintenance
Activity level low - average
FCI group not recognised
AKC group not recognised
KC group not recognised

Possible character traits of the Papichon - Such is probably his nature.

The Papillon-Bichon Frisé mix is an intelligent dog that loves people and is very easy to train even as a puppy. He has a very balanced energy and temperament and is suitable for both families and individuals. The Papichon is a very cuddly and affectionate animal. He likes to spend time with his family and is eager to learn new activities.

This breed is easily trainable, responds well to positive reinforcement and enjoys exercise. Nevertheless, he is a very peaceful dog who does not get aggressive and needs a lot of love every day. If he feels loved, he will be comfortable with his family. He is also a very caring dog that likes to protect his family.

The Papichon is a great companion dog, but he also needs a lot of attention and physical activity to maintain his happiness and emotional health. His ability to adapt and excel in his environment makes him an ideal family or single household dog.

What diseases can occur in Papichons?

Papichon is one of the most popular breeds of pets. Thanks to its cute appearance, friendly nature and considerate behavior, it is very popular among people all over the world. Unfortunately, Papillon Bichon Frise hybrids are also prone to some health problems that can cause their owners concern and trouble.

One of the most common diseases of this hybrid breed is atopy. Atopy is an allergic reaction of the body triggered by dust mites, pollen or other allergens. It is usually characterized by rashes on the ears, paws or tail. If your dog suffers from atopy, you should consult a veterinarian to find a suitable treatment.

Another problem associated with them are hip dysplasia and elbow dysplasia. Both are musculoskeletal problems caused by poorly functioning bones and joints. In severe cases, this can lead to pain, difficulty walking, or even lameness. The veterinarian can recommend the best treatment method for this condition.

In addition, Papichons are also prone to some eye diseases, such as glaucoma, cataracts and retinal degeneration. All of these diseases can cause vision problems and even blindness if left untreated. Regular visits to the veterinarian and the appropriate tests can help detect and treat these diseases in time.

Although many of these diseases are not curable, there are many treatment options that can be used to control and alleviate them. By keeping a close eye on your dog's health, keeping his vaccinations up to date, and taking him to the vet regularly, you can do a lot to ensure that your Papillon-Bichon Frisé mix stays healthy.

A Papillon and Bichon Frisé mixed breed has a predominantly soft coat, which is very light and emphasizes the contours of the dog. The body, head and most parts of the legs are covered with very long, thin, smooth and silk-like fur, which is mostly thicker on the ears and around the tail. Possible colors for this breed are mostly white or cream with black, brown or gray markings. Some animals may also have merle color tones. Very interesting color combinations are often seen, such as white and golden brown, white and blue-gray, white and chocolate brown, white and reddish brown, and lemon yellow and black.

What are breed characteristics of the Papichon?

The Papillon-Bichon Frisé mixed breed dog is a sociable breed known for its striking white coat, shaggy and bushy appearance, and long tail with a characteristic. It weighs between 2.5 and 7 kg and has a height of 22 to 30 cm. Its head is narrower than the skull, which is rounded and high. The body is short and broad, the legs are muscular and short. The ears are v-shaped and somewhat rounded at the tips. The tail is straight or slightly raised and either straight or slightly curved. The coat is longer and bushier around the eyes, ears and tail, whereas the rest of the body has a short and shiny coat.

Fur length short - long
Fur curly - flat coated
Ear shape Floppy Ear - Standing Ears
Tail fanned out - rolled up
Anatomy dainty, slim
Size ♀ 20 - 30 cm
Weight ♀ 2 - 5 kg
Size ♂ 20 - 30 cm
Weight ♂ 2 - 5 kg
Suitable For -
  • Eye diseases

    Often occur with allergies and intolerances.

  • Patellar luxation

    Patellar luxation is the term used to describe a displacement of the kneecap, which is one of the most common causes of lameness in dogs.

  • Tartar

    If dogs don't get a good food or sugary food, tartar can quickly appear.

  • On average, these dogs reach a height between 22 to 30 cm and a weight between 2.5 and 7 kg.

  • The average life expectancy of a Papichon is 10-15 years.

  • Yes, they are prone to excessive shedding. Therefore, it is recommended to give them regular professional grooming.

  • As with all breeds, these mixed breeds can be prone to certain inherited diseases such as skeletal disorders, cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, and eye disease.

  • A papichon should not be bathed more often than every 6-8 weeks.

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