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Old 08-04-2008, 12:09 PM
 
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I adopted Andy from a rescue group. Their vet wrote "poodle" for Andy's breed but he seems to have more characteristics of a Bichon, especially his even temperament and itching and scratching from with many Bichons suffer. My current vet and I are working on the itching which is not too bad. If by looking at these photos anyone can help me determine his breed, it might help us in dealing with his scratching, especially if it is breed related as well as an allergic reaction. His tail was docked unfortunately which happens to some poodles but his nose is not poodle-like. Thank your for your help.
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Old 08-04-2008, 12:23 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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So you have a crossbreed.
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Old 08-04-2008, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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It looks more like a Bichon to me. I was going to ask about the tail until I read it was docked. In any case, the face looks like a BF.
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Old 08-04-2008, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Deep in the Heart of Texas
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I work with Poodles, and your dog looks more like a Bichon than a poodle to me. It's hard to tell how large he is. Most Bichons are a foot or less at the shoulder. However, there are lots of Bichon-Poodle mixes being bred, so you could have one of those. Whatever he is, he's very cute!
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Old 08-04-2008, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Beautiful place in Virginia
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Head to rump, looks like our Bichon. However the tail makes me wonder if he is a Bichon/Poodle mix.
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Old 08-04-2008, 07:32 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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IF you really need to know get a DNA test done.
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Old 08-04-2008, 09:46 PM
 
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I agree he looks more like a Bichon and he's a beauty.
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Old 08-05-2008, 10:26 AM
 
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Thank you everyone for the input. Andy's breed is important only to help solve the itching, which if it's breed caused, would help with what my vet and I do to resolve the skin problem. Otherwise, I don't care what breed Andy is. He's the love of my life no matter what he is. I do think he's primarily Bichon thanks to everyones feedback. Thanks again!!
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Old 10-16-2009, 12:10 PM
 
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It is a bichie poo. I have one just over a year old named Shiloh. She is the sweetest dog and very protective of us. We got her from Miami-Dade Animal Services and the vet wrote poodle for her as well, but she is more spirited than a poodle. We feed ours Royal Canine for poodles and she is thriving.
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Old 10-17-2009, 11:54 AM
 
Location: ROTTWEILER & LAB LAND (HEAVEN)
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This my friends puppy she just received as a gift. Hers is a mix of poodle & Bichon
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