Bichonaranian is a cross between two cute dog breeds: Bichon Frise and Pomeranian. The Bichonaranian will surely be an active and energetic pet like the parent breeds. As for the appearance of the offspring, it is difficult to predict it: it depends on who was the owner of the dominant gene – Pomeranian or Bichon Frise. Bichonaranian is a toddler who does not notice his tiny size.
As mentioned above, it is difficult to predict the appearance of a pet in advance, it will be similar to one of the parent breeds or both. Let’s take a look at the physical appearance of the parent breeds to understand what physical appearance can be expected from a Bichonaranian.
Bichon FriseIt’s hard to find a more adorable creature than the Bichon Frise. Drowning in their airy “coats”, they resemble weightless white clouds, while the miniature size of animals makes them look like a soft clockwork toy. Like the vast majority of representatives of the indoor and decorative breed, these dogs have an inexhaustible supply of charm. The size of an adult usually does not exceed 30 cm, and its weight is 3-5 kg. Adult dogs are snow-white in color, but in puppies, the coat color may have a beige or yellowish undertone, which disappears as they grow older. According to standards, areas of yellowish coat should cover no more than 10% of the puppy’s body surface.
PomeranianThe main decoration of the Pomeranian is a thick coat with a dense undercoat. The rich mane around the neck and the tail, which looks like a beautiful fan, are especially good. The Pomeranian figure fits neatly into the square format. Height from 19 to 24 cm. Weight should be appropriate for the dimensions. A very remarkable head of a dog, it is proportional and resembles a fox. The small nose is black or brown, the lips and eyelids are pigmented. Scissor or straight bite. The eyes are very lively and expressive, they have an almond-shaped cut and only a dark iris. The look is smart and lively. The ears are triangular with harsh tips and stand quite high and close to each other. Pomeranians are distinguished by a huge variety of colors. They can be white or black, all shades of brown, orange, gray. Available in a solid color, zonal, particular, or tan. For some colors, a mask or glasses on the muzzle is characteristic, gradient color transitions and spots are allowed.
Each puppy’s personality is unique. Factors such as the breed of their parents and how they were socialized will have a big impact on their temperament.
Most often, the Bichonaranian is distinguished by sociability, curiosity, and a positive outlook on the world. He loves new experiences and outdoor games. As a rule, these dogs do not choose one person as their owner but contact all family members on equal terms. Therefore, when going on a trip, you can easily find who will look after your furry pet. You just need to introduce the dog to the temporary home in advance. Although a well-mannered Bichonaranian will also not bring much trouble on the journey.
Bichonaranian usually finds a common language with children. They will play together. But it cannot be said that representatives of this breed can become good nannies. If the child crosses the border of the permissible, somehow offend the dog, she will not tolerate it. The Bichonaranian may respond in kind, or, more likely, leave and refuse communication. Therefore, it is important to teach children how to properly handle a four-legged friend.
Bichonaranians don’t always get along well with other pets. They can make friends with them if they are used to them since puppyhood. But the new household is taken into the family with difficulty. They sometimes get jealous and harass a newbie.
The Bichonaranian breed is exceptionally intelligent. Of course, when it comes to designer breeds, it’s hard to say anything with certainty, as both physical traits and character of a puppy depending on the genetic lottery, but when it comes to Bichonaranians, intelligence is pretty much guaranteed. Both the Pomeranian and Bichon Frise have recognized breeds with a long history, and both breeds are known for being intelligent and easy to train.
The upbringing of a Bichonaranian should start from the very first days he got into your home. This usually happens when the puppy is 3-4 months old. For a new family member, you need to establish rules and determine the boundaries of what is acceptable. Let’s say you don’t want your dog to sleep in your bed. So, never take a baby there. Or you decide that begging while eating is bad. So don’t give the puppy anything from the table. Moreover, the established rules must be observed by everyone and always. Otherwise, the dog will not understand what is good and what is bad.
Dogs of a decorative breed do not need to be taught all the commands from the general training course. But those that are important for the safety of the pet, a comfortable life with him, will have to be adopted.
A Bichonaranian’s coat may not be exactly like its parents, but it will be soft and fluffy anyway. Depending on which parent breed your puppy looks like, his coat may need anything from daily brushing to trimming, but they usually don’t require much grooming. It is necessary to comb the animal every day (preferably after walking to remove debris and grains of sand entangled in the fur). Bichonaranians are supposed to bathe once a month. Bichonaranian eyes should be checked every day and, if necessary, cleaned with a cotton swab dipped in cool boiled water. The same rule applies to ear cleanliness. The claws are trimmed twice a month with tweezers. The unevenness of the nail plate formed after the procedure is filed. The teeth and mouth should be cleaned with special toothpaste at least once a week.
Feeding the Bichonaranian with natural products, preferring a combination feeding option, or sticking to dry food is a question that each owner decides in his own way. Of the obligatory “dishes” that should be present in the dog’s diet, it is worth mentioning raw meat, boiled and raw vegetables, sea fish, from which the bones have been previously removed, boiled buckwheat, and oat groats. Since adult Bichonaranians are fed twice a day, meat is best served with an evening meal and finely chopped (it is highly desirable that it is not pork).
One of the many reasons mestizos are becoming more popular is because they tend to have fewer health problems than their purebred parents. In fact, some designer breeds have been created specifically to address certain health problems and inherited deficiencies that further lead to disease. In general, the Bichonaranian should be no exception to this rule: these dogs tend to be reasonably healthy with proper care.