Quick Links: Table of Contents
- Poodle Versus Bich Poo: Introduction
- Poodle versus Bich Poo: Overview
- Poodle versus Bich Poo: Comparison Table
- The Similarities Between the Poodle and the Bich Poo
- Price of Poodle versus Price of Bich Poo
- Tolerates Being Alone: Poodle versus Bich Poo
- Do Poodles shed more than Bich Poos?
- Which is Easier to Groom, the Poodle or the Bich Poo?
- Which Dog Breed is more Dog-Friendly, the Poodle or the Bich Poo?
- Are Poodles good family dogs? What about Bich Poos?
- Is the Poodle Easier to Train than the Bich Poo?
- Which one drools more, the Poodle or the Bich Poo
- How Kid-friendly are Poodles and Bich Poos?
- Does the Poodle Have a Higher Prey Drive than the Bich Poo?
- Do Poodles Bark and Howl? What about Bich Poos?
- Can Poodles Tolerate Cold Weather? And can Bich Poos Tolerate Cold Weather?
- Wanderlust Potential: Poodle vs. Bich Poo
- Can Poodles Tolerate Hot Weather? Can Bich Poos Tolerate Hot Weather?
- Poodle Versus Other Dog Breeds
- Conclusion: Poodle versus Bich Poo. Which One is a Better Pet?
Poodle Versus Bich Poo: Introduction
Are you thinking of getting a new pet dog, and you have narrowed down your choices to the Poodle and the Bich Poo? Well, you have come to the right place. Because in this article, we will provide you with a detailed comparison of these two dog breeds to help you decide which of the Poodle and the Bich Poo better suits you.
We will provide you a detailed discussion and comparison of dog attributes such as intelligence, price, general health, friendliness, etc, for both the Poodle and the Bich Poo.
Furthermore, we will let you know which one of the Poodle and the Bich Poo is better suited for new dog owners, for owners with kids, for owners that live in apartments, for owners with dog allergies, etc.
Importantly, we did some analysis and calculation and we obtained a number that we call the Better-Pet Score™ for both the Poodle and for the Bich Poo. The dog breed with the higher Better-Pet score is the `better` pet. We hope that these Better-Pet Scores will provide you with more insight into deciding which pet to get between the Poodle and the Bich Poo.
Our only goal here is to help you make a well-thought-out decision on your next long-term companion, be it the Poodle or the Bich Poo.
Note that there are 3 types of Poodles:
However, these 3 poodle `types` are basically the same. The only difference between them is size. Standard Poodles are big, toy poodles are small, and miniature poodles are medium-sized.
Read more about the subtle differences between the standard poodle vs. miniature poodle here and the toy poodle versus miniature poodle here.
In addition, we have articles on the detailed comparisons of the poodle to every other dog breed. Check out our articles on poodle versus other dog breeds here.
Poodle versus Bich Poo: Overview
A very important difference between the Poodle and the Bich Poo is the size difference between the two dog breeds. The Poodle is a large-sized dog while the Bich Poo is a small-sized dog.
Furthermore, the Poodle belongs to the Companion Dogs group. Companion Dogs were bred to be companions for humans. Their main goal in life is to be with people, and they will be very sad if left to themselves for long hours day after day.
On the other hand, the Bich Poo belongs to the Mixed Breed Dogs group. Mixed Breed Dogs are not purebred dogs.
Poodle versus Bich Poo: Comparison Table
The table below compares the Poodle to the Bich Poo based on different important factors such as Price, Health, Kid-friendliness, etc.
When a dog breed scores higher for a factor than the other dog breed, the box of the breed that scores higher is shaded green and the box of the breed that scores lower is shaded red. When there is no difference between the breeds for a particular factor then the box is shaded gray for both pets. Also, when the factor is not important in picking a pet, or when the factor cannot be compared between two pets, the box for the factor is shaded gray for both pets
Most of the factors in the table for each dog breed are ranked on a scale of 1 to 5. “1” means “worst”, and “5” means “best”.
However, some factors such as “Price”, “Average Lifespan”, etc. cannot be on a scale of 1 to 5, so they are not on a scale of 1 to 5 in the comparison table.
Later in this article, we will further explain each factor as it applies to the Poodle and the Bich Poo
|Tolerates Being Alone||1/5||1/5|
|Does NOT Shed||5/5||5/5|
|Does NOT Drool||5/5||5/5|
|Easy To Groom||1/5||1/5|
|Life Span||12 to 15 years||12 to 15 years|
|Low Prey Drive||4/5||3/5|
|Does NOT Bark or Howl||4/5||4/5|
|Tolerates Cold Weather||3/5||3/5|
|Tendency NOT to Wander||3/5||4/5|
|Calmness/ Low Vigor||3/5||3/5|
|Weight||6 to 17 pounds|
|Tolerates Hot Weather||4/5||4/5|
|Friendly Toward Strangers||4/5||4/5|
|Potential NOT to Gain Weight||2/5||2/5|
|Does NOT chew on things||2/5||3/5|
|Minimal Exercise Needs||2/5||2/5|
|Adapts Well To Apartment Living||5/5||5/5|
|Good For Novice Owners||5/5||5/5|
|Affectionate With Family||5/5||5/5|
|Easy To Train||5/5||5/5|
|Potential For Playfulness||5/5||5/5|
|Height||9 to 15 inches|
|Average Lifespan||13.5 years||13.5 years|
|Price Range||$1600 – $2600|
|Common Health Problems and Recommended Health Tests||No Data|
Next, we added the scores of the factors that can be added together for the Poodle in the table (that is, `Ease of Grooming` score + `General Health` score + `Calmness` score + …etc) and we compared it to the corresponding total score for the Bich Poo. We call these total scores the Better-Pet Scores, as we mentioned earlier. We called this score the Better-Pet score because the better dog breed will have a higher score. This is because the pet will the higher score will have minimal needs and be easier to have as a pet.
The Better-Pet score for the Poodle is 88 out of 125 while the Better-Pet score for the Bich Poo is 88 out of 125.
Despite the equal Better-Pet score of the Poodle and the Bich Poo, we still think that the Poodle is a better pet than the Bich Poo.
This is because Poodles are much cuter but you cannot put a score on cuteness. If you could put a score on cuteness, then the Poodle will come out on top.
Also, we are biased in favor of the Poodle :-). We are for the Poodle. So get a Poodle!
The Similarities Between the Poodle and the Bich Poo
The Poodle and the Bich Poo are very similar in certain aspects. Below is the list of where the Poodle and the Bich Poo are most similar:
Size (Weight and Height) of Poodle versus Bich Poo
Now, let us discuss the difference in size between the Poodle and the Bich Poo.
Poodles come in three main size categories. These three size categories are referred to as the three varieties of the poodle. Poodles of different varieties are basically the same except for their size differences. The poodle varieties based on size categorization are:
There is another variety of poodle that is not recognized in the USA but is recognized in Europe. This poodle size variety is called the Moyen Poodle. In size, the Moyen Poodle is smaller than the Standard poodle but bigger than the miniature poodle.
See below the figure that compares the different poodle sizes:
On the other hand, Bich Poos weigh 6 to 17 pounds when fully grown. Bich Poos are 9 to 15 inches when fully grown.
Price of Poodle versus Price of Bich Poo
The average price of the Standard Poodle puppy is $1980. The price of the Standard Poodle typically ranges from $1400 – $2500. However, the price of a Standard Poodle can be as low as $200 and as high as $15000. We obtained this price information by reviewing the prices of 2524 Standard Poodle puppies listed for sale from various sources.
The average price of the Miniature Poodle puppy is $2500. The price of the Miniature Poodle typically ranges from $1500 – $3000. However, the price of a Miniature Poodle can be as low as $350 and as high as $15000. We obtained this price information by reviewing the prices of 1190 Miniature Poodle puppies listed for sale from various sources.
The average price of the Toy Poodle puppy is $2760. The price of the Toy Poodle typically ranges from $1894 – $3500. However, the price of a Toy Poodle can be as low as $450 and as high as $9835. We obtained this price information by reviewing the prices of 872 Toy Poodle puppies listed for sale from various sources.
To know about standard poodle prices and standard poodle buying advice, check out our article on standard poodle cost.
To know about miniature poodle prices, check out this article on miniature poodle price.
To learn more about toy poodle price and for toy poodle buying advice, check out this article on toy poodle price.
The average price of the Bich Poo puppy is $2230. The price of the Bich Poo typically ranges from $1600 – $2600. However, the price of a Bich Poo can be as low as $1000 and as high as $5000. We obtained this price information by collecting and reviewing the prices of 247 Bich Poo puppies listed for sale from various sources.
The Poodle is more expensive than the Bich Poo.
|Price Range||$1500 to $2800||$1600 to $2600|
The charts below show the price distribution for the Poodle and Bich Poo. For different price points, the charts show how many Poodle puppies or how many Bich Poo puppies are listed for sale at those price points.
A breakdown of the prices of Poodles. The typical price range is shaded Green.
A breakdown of the prices of Bich Poos
Note that a lot of factors determine how much you can expect to pay for the Poodle puppy or the Bich Poo puppy. This includes if health screening tests have been performed on the puppy, if the puppy is from a famous pedigree, the US State where the puppy is bred, etc.
Nevertheless, when looking from a puppy, look at buying a puppy only from well-established breeders that breed puppies primarily for the love of dogs, and secondarily for profit. Do not buy a puppy from one of those puppy mills that mass-produce puppies in bad living conditions for maximum profit.
You may also consider adopting a dog instead of buying a dog.
Tolerates Being Alone: Poodle versus Bich Poo
Poodles do not like to be left alone.
Poodles, by nature, are companion dogs. They like and thrive on human companionship more than most dog breeds. Poodles do not like to be left alone. Leaving a poodle alone for more than 4 hours day after day will cause separation anxiety and isolation distress in a poodle. If you plan to get a poodle, make sure you can be around your poodle most of the time, or arrange for a dog walker.
See our article on how long you can leave a poodle alone.
Bich Poos do not like to be left alone.
Do Poodles shed more than Bich Poos?
Poodles do not shed a lot. They are good for people with dog allergies.
Although all dogs shed, and poodles are no different in this regard. But poodles shed less than many other breeds of dogs. However, if you own a poodle, you will not have the problem of having balls of dog hair on your couch and over your house. This is because the curly coat of the poodle traps the hair and other things that the poodle sheds. Therefore, people that are allergic to dogs tend to tolerate poodles better.
Check out our articles to learn more on why poodles do not shed, and on standard poodle shedding, and on shedding in toy poodles
Bich Poos do not shed a lot. They are good for people with dog allergies.
Which is Easier to Groom, the Poodle or the Bich Poo?
Poodles require a lot of grooming and they are not very easy to groom.
To learn more about how to properly groom a poodle, check out our article on how to groom a poodle.
Learn more on how to take care of a poodle here.
Bich Poos require a lot of grooming and they are not very easy to groom.
Which Dog Breed is more Dog-Friendly, the Poodle or the Bich Poo?
Poodles get along very well with other dogs.
Poodles get along very well with other dogs. Poodles are very friendly. However, it is up to the other dog to reciprocate the friendliness. Some dog breeds are just unfriendly and aggressive.
Read this article to learn about the dog breeds that get along well with poodle and the dog breeds that do not along with poodles.
Bich Poos get along very well with other dogs.
Are Poodles good family dogs? What about Bich Poos?
Poodles are great family dogs. They are very affectionate with family.
Poodles make a good addition to a family. They love kids and kids love them.
Learn about standard poodles as family dogs here, and about how family-friendly are toy poodles here..
Bich Poos are great family dogs. They are very affectionate with family.
Is the Poodle Easier to Train than the Bich Poo?
Poodles are very easy to train.
Poodles are easy to train because they are intelligent and eager to please their owners. However, it is important that you begin training a poodle to make the most out of their natural intelligence. Moreover, training your Poodle should be based on positive reinforcement and repetition. Be sure to give your Poodle praise when he obeys a command and ignores your poodle`s bad behavior.
To learn more, check out our article on how to train a poodle.
Bich Poos are very easy to train.
Which one drools more, the Poodle or the Bich Poo
Poodles do have a very low tendency to drool.
Bich Poos do have a very low tendency to drool.
How Kid-friendly are Poodles and Bich Poos?
Poodles get along well with kids. They are kid-friendly.
Bich Poos get along well with kids. They are kid-friendly.
Does the Poodle Have a Higher Prey Drive than the Bich Poo?
Poodles have a very low prey drive. This means they get won`t chase after smaller pets. They tend to get along well with other pets.
Bich Poos have a moderate prey drive. They can sometimes chase after smaller animals and pets.
Do Poodles Bark and Howl? What about Bich Poos?
Poodles are not very vocal. They do not tend to bark and howl.
Bich Poos are not very vocal. They do not tend to bark and howl.
Can Poodles Tolerate Cold Weather? And can Bich Poos Tolerate Cold Weather?
Poodles can moderately tolerate cold weather.
Bich Poos can moderately tolerate cold weather.
Wanderlust Potential: Poodle vs. Bich Poo
Poodles have a moderate tendency to wander. This means that they sometimes get distracted by other animals or objects.
Bich Poos do not have the potential to wander after things that capture their attention. They tend to stay around where you leave them.
Can Poodles Tolerate Hot Weather? Can Bich Poos Tolerate Hot Weather?
Poodles can tolerate hot weather.
Bich Poos can tolerate hot weather.
Is the Poodle Better for Apartment Owners than the Bich Poo?
Poodles adapt very well to apartment living.
Bich Poos adapt very well to apartment living.
Which is Better for New Dog Owners, the Poodle or the Bich Poo?
Poodles are very good for new dog owners.
Bich Poos are very good for new dog owners.
Poodle Versus Other Dog Breeds
You may also be interested in how the poodle compares to other breeds aside from the Bich Poo. So, see below the links to the comparison of the poodle to other breeds:poodle versus Great Dane poodle versus American Staffordshire Terrier poodle versus Norwegian Lundehund poodle versus Bichon Frise poodle versus Chinese Shar-Pei poodle versus Bull Terrier poodle versus Polish Lowland Sheepdog poodle versus Greater Swiss Mountain Dog poodle versus Border Collie poodle versus Borzoi
Conclusion: Poodle versus Bich Poo. Which One is a Better Pet?
In summary, there is nothing like a better dog breed or a worse dog breed. The important question to ask is which dog breed better matches your interests and lifestyle. We hope our discussion above will help you in deciding which dog breed between the Poodle and the Bich Poo better suits you and your family.