Thinking of adding a Bichon Frise mix to your family? You aren’t alone! The Bichon Frise is a very popular breed of dog due to their pleasant temperament and delightful, fluffy white coats. They have become a favorite amongst dog lovers, specifically for their adorable teddy-bear looks. Their popularity has made them a desirable choice to breed with other dogs. They add a wonderfully playful and loving spirit to any mix.
The practice, which is known as designer dog breeding, has risen in popularity over the last few decades. The search for the perfect mix has spurred the creation of many new crossbreeds for families to consider when looking for a companion. The Bichon Frise is no different, and as a result, has produced many new crossbreeds that dog owners absolutely adore.
In the article below, you’ll find out about some of the most popular Bichon Frise mixes you can find. While all designer dogs can take on a personality of their own, it’s fairly safe to say that any Bichon mix will bring a ton of personality and love into your home. Let’s jump in!
Breeds: Bichon Frise and Yorkie
The Yorkie Bichon is an adorable spitfire that will bring joy to your family! A sweet mix between a Yorkshire Terrier and a Bichon Frise, this tiny hybrid pup is most content when they are surrounded by family, either cuddling or playing. They are very curious and generally have a happy disposition. These attributes make the Yorkie Bichon a wonderful companion pup.
They are equal parts independent and loyal – this brave little mix won’t hesitate to alert you of anything they see as suspicious, making them an excellent watchdog. Proper socialization and training will help to ensure you don’t have a yappy, distrustful pup on your hands.
Breeds: Bichon Frise and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
The Cavachon is a Bichon Frise and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel hybrid. This small, lively pup generally has a beautiful, wavy coat that could be many different colors. They are very friendly and get along well with strangers and children. They exhibit minimal shedding and are easily trained. What more could you want?! These attributes make them a great choice for novice dog owners.
Not only does this sweet pup have a lot of things going for them in the personality department, they are also a very adaptable breed and do well in a multitude of living arrangements. They make wonderful family companions. Because of their similar looks, Cavachon’s are often mistaken for a Cavapoo. They are playful yet gentle with children and can even live well with cats if they are introduced correctly!
Breeds: Bichon Frise and Fox Terrier
The tiny Fo-Chon is a mix between a Bichon Frise and a Toy Fox Terrier. This active breed does well in many living situations. Both lively and affectionate, you get the best of both worlds with the Fo-Chon. You’ll have a pup who is playful, spunky and has a big personality. The Fo-Chon can also be a perfect lap dog, they love to snuggle up next to their human.
The Fo-Chon will likely not exceed 10 pounds. Despite their small stature, they are quite willful and can require patience and consistency to train. They can also show some protective tendencies, which make them an keen watchdog. A well trained and socialized Fo-Chon will make an excellent addition to any home!
Breeds: Bichon Frise and Papillon
Meet your next best friend! The Papichon is a delightful mix between a Bichon Frise and a Papillon. Spunky and lovable – the Papichon loves nothing more than cuddles and playtime with their favorite human. The Papichon is quite rare and a relatively new designer dog, but they are steadily growing in popularity due to their adorable features and high trainability.
As endearing as this little shadow is, it’s important to note this pup does not do well when left on their own. This should be considered by any potential adopter – we recommend placing this devoted breed in a calm home with family that does not travel often and can give them the love and attention they deserve! The good news is because of their tiny stature, this breed does well in all sorts of living situations, including limited spaced housing and apartments.
Breeds: Bichon Frise and Golden Retriever
When thinking of breeds one would mix with a Bichon Frise, the mind generally goes to smaller pups. However, the unlikely mix between a Bichon Frise and a Golden Retriever makes a wonderfully unique and amicable pup! Known as the Goldichon, this Golden mix gets all the friendly personality of both the Bichon Frise and Golden Retriever. Meaning there isn’t a person this dog meets that they don’t like! They are extremely sociable and friendly.
The Goldichon is likely to be medium-sized, much larger than a purebred Bichon Frise yet smaller than your average Golden Retriever. They make a devoted family companion with a cheerful disposition and loving nature. The Goldichon does best in an environment where they are provided plenty of stimulation, playtime and exercise. Given all these requirements are met, the Goldichon will be happy to curl up next to you and be the perfect cuddle buddy.
Breeds: Bichon Frise and Shih Tzu
Meet this hybrid that mixes the Shih Tzu and the Bichon Frise. An alert and energetic pup that goes by many names: Tzu Frise, Shichon and, our favorite, Zuchon. A small pup that generally weighs between 6 and 15 pounds, this mix can take after either parent in features. The Bichon Frise is a very friendly breed which can help tame some of the Shih Tzu’s more suspicious nature.
The Zuchon is an alert and intelligent dog that is eager to please, which makes this breed very trainable. They can, however, have some resistance to being housebroken so this process may take patience to overcome. Their vibrancy and playfulness will easily make you fall in love. They are a companion animal in the truest sense of the word and therefore should not be left alone for long periods of time. They get along well with other humans and dogs and make a great family pet.
Breeds: Bichon Frise and Pomeranian
The Bichon-A-Ranian is the lovable result of crossing a Pomeranian with the Bichon Frise. This dog is endearing, intelligent and adapts well to many different living situations. No need to own a house and a backyard to have a happy Bichon-A-Ranian. This is great news for apartment dwellers! Still, the Bichon-A-Ranian is spritely and active and should be given plenty of opportunity to burn off this energy – otherwise you may find them getting into mischief.
While this pup gets along well with family members of all ages, children should still be encouraged to interact gently with a Bichon-A-Ranian as they can be injured if not handled with care. The Bichon-A-Ranian is bold and can become protective. This makes them excellent watchdogs, but should be socialized regularly to make sure they always play well with others.
Breeds: Bichon Frise and Miniature Schnauzer
Wait until you hear about this lovable Bichon Frise and Miniature Schnauzer mix! Better known as the Chonzer, this hybrid loves to follow you around and hang out on your lap. While this mix tends to have the body of a Mini Schnauzer and the facial features of a Bichon Frise, these attributes are entirely up to chance. This pup is gentle, playful and makes an ideal companion.
Even better, the Chonzer is wonderful with children and is a great choice as a family pet. They are known to have a high prey-drive, however, so are probably not best suited for homes with other small animals. This mix is very energetic and requires stimulation and exercise to burn off their energy. A properly trained Chonzer will love to play and afterwards just want to cuddle up in your lap and give you love. Sounds great to us!
Min Pin Frise
Breeds: Bichon Frise and Miniature Pinscher
This tiny pup is a mix between a Bichon Frise with a Miniature Pinscher. Known for their fearlessness and bravery, this little dog has no idea how small they are. Their courage is an adorable sight to see. This pup usually weighs no more than 10 pounds. They are a confident hybrid that is very adaptable to all living situations.
The Min Pin Frise is an intelligent pup that will keep you endlessly entertained with their spirited, playful and curious nature. They do well with children, but should always be monitored as they can become overwhelmed by unintentional rough-handling from young children.
Breeds: Bichon Frise and Maltese
This breed goes by a couple different names: Maltichon, Maltese Frise and Bichon Maltese. Whichever name you decide on, this is an absolutely delightful mix between a Maltese and a Bichon Frise, two of the most popular small, breeds with white coats around. It’s no surprise a mix between the two is steadily growing in popularity.
This tiny pup is a jolly companion who’s lively energy and pleasant disposition is sure to steal the hearts of all your family members. They are very outgoing and generally get along with other animals and family members of all ages. The Maltichon can make an ideal lapdog because of their devotion to their owners. This little pup just wants to be wherever you are!
Breeds: Bichon Frise and Chihuahua
The Chi Chon combines the Chihuahua breed with the Bichon Frise. Both of their parent breeds are popular choices in many families, meaning the Chi Chon is sure to delight! This breed is very small, generally weighing no more than 10 pounds. They are excellent watchdogs and are quick to alert you if a stranger is around. They can also be quite clingy and demand a lot of attention. Both of these attributes should be considered by potential adopters.
The Chi Chon is a very spirited and playful dog. They make wonderful companions and are highly intelligent. However, they can sometimes be different to train, specifically housebreaking, which is a common problem for Chihuahuas. However, with patience and positive reinforcement, the Chi Chon is sure to be a very well behaved family dog.
Breeds: Bichon Frise and Poodle
Like many other Poodle hybrids, a Bichon Frise hybrid can go by many different names – all just as adorable as the last! Bichpoo, Bichoodle, Poochon are just a few. While there are some rare instances of a Bichon Frise breeding with a standard-sized Poodle, in general most Bichoo’s will be mixed with a mini Poodle resulting in a smaller sized dog. This pup is likely to weigh anywhere from 4 to 15 pounds.
The Bichpoo, while not totally hypoallergenic, shed very little and could be a great option for those with mild allergies. The Bichpoo is both energetic and gentle, making them an excellent playmate for children. However, they should always be supervised around kids because of their small size. This is not a mix that enjoys being on their own. They are very loyal and love to be surrounded by the ones they love.
Breeds: Bichon Frise and Boston Terrier
The Bostchon is a hybrid between the Boston Terrier and Bichon Frise. This pup will likely be small-to-medium sized, weighing generally around 13 to 20 pounds. This Bostchon is a very sensitive breed that can also be quite strong willed. This means they require a consistent routine and a gentle but firm leader who is dedicated to positive reinforcement training.
Generally this breed will have moderate energy levels and require a decent amount of stimulation and exercise. They are very outgoing, friendly and playful. This makes them an idea choice for families. As with any dog, socialization is important to make sure they have positive associations with people and animals outside their family unit.
Breeds: Bichon Frise and Pug
If you love Pugs like we do, getting a mixed breed Pug can be a great way to have a healthier pu. As purebred Pugs’ health concerns have become more well known, breeding them with others has become a popular way to help avoid some of their genetic health-related issues. Take the Pushon for example! This adorable dog is a mix between a Bichon Frise and a Pug.
They are small in stature but have big personalities! Generally, this mix will inherit the loving disposition of Pugs, while usually sporting the adorable fluffy coat of the Bichon Frise. They do well both in houses or apartments, making them a versatile choice! They are very social animals and love attention. This also means they should not be left unattended for long periods of time. The Pushon is happiest with a family that will make them the center of attention!
Breeds: Bichon Frise and Dachshund
This spunky mix between a Bichon Frise and a Dachshund is a delight for anyone they meet! The Doxie-Chon is known for being fearless and bold. They are very intelligent but can be quite stubborn which means they will need a dedicated leader who is committed to training them properly. The Doxie-Chon is a sensitive breed and should always be taught using positive reinforcement.
The Doxie-Chon has two sides: active, curious and playful on one hand and sleepy, loving and cuddly on the other. It’s the best of both worlds! As with many Dachshund mixes, their adorable short legs tend to be a dominant trait and are likely to appear in this mix, as well. They are also prone to separation anxiety. Someone who is considering adopting a Doxie-Chon should make sure they can provide a loving and stable environment for this somewhat needy breed.
Breeds: Bichon Frise and Jack Russell Terrier
The devoted Jackie-Bichon is a mix between the Jack Russell Terrier and a Bichon Frise. Usually this lively breed will more strongly resemble a Jack Russell Terrier, although not always. They tend to be very active and love to run, play, explore and hunt. Keeping a Jackie-Bichon stimulated will be important in making sure this breed is well-behaved. An under-stimulated Jackie-Bichon that is left to their own devices is likely to get into mischief.
This small breed is also very intelligent and eager to please, meaning they should not give you much trouble with training. All around a happy dog with a playful disposition is bound to make a wonderful addition to many different families. They are very loving and loyal and do well with children!
Breeds: Bichon Frise and Bolognese
The Bichonese mixes two fluffy pups, in the Bolognese and the Bichon Frise. The Bolognese dog is a small dog, with a white fluffy coat. This pup originated in Italy, and is both laid-back and friendly. They sometimes get mistaken for a small poodle, but are more easily distinguished if they let their hair grow out, as their coats are distinctively different.
Pairing the Bolognese with a Bichon Frise accomplishes what most crossbreeds have a goal of doing, which is eliminating some potential health problems. Bichonese’s have an excellent lifespan, and are also great for allergy sufferers. The Bichonese is considered by many as a hypoallergenic dog, and mild allergy sufferers shouldn’t be impacted by their fur. The Bichonese can be prone to separation anxiety, and do better with a family that’s at home full time.
It’s impossible to imagine not falling in love with one of these Bichon Frise crossbreds! There’s no denying the Bichon Frise adds a whole lot of love and cuteness to any mix. The above are only just a few!
Before you start researching breeders, we recommend looking at your local shelters and rescue organizations. While not super common, there are Bichon Frise mixes in need of loving homes and hoping for families just like yours to give them one. Rescuing is an incredibly rewarding experience!