Welcome to our guide to the Bichon-A-Ranian.
The Bichon-A-Ranian is a mix of two different breeds, the Bichon Frise and the Pomeranian. They are also known as Pomachon, Pom Frise and Bichonaranian.
The DogExperts.info website aims to ask questions to breeders, vets and experienced owners to get the answers to your most frequently asked questions about the Bichon-A-Ranian breed of dog.
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If you can answer any of the questions below, then please add your comments to the box at the bottom of the page or you can email us at email@example.com.
We would love to feature your dog and publish any photos or pictures of your Bichon-A-Ranian you would like to email us.
This is Augie below and owner Kathy says: “His mom is a white Bichon Frise and his dad is a rusty colored Pomeranian. He’s colored beautifully in light caramel and ivory… and has an ivory colored pom tail. He has an ear from both parents…one up one flappy. He weighs 21 pounds and walks with a sassy, perky step. Kinda like he happily owns the place! I’m glad you think he’s special because we sure do.”
Are you looking to buy a Bichon-A-Ranian – then see our list of Bichon-A-Ranian breeders – note this section will be coming soon once we find breeders – please help by letting us know where you bought your Bichonaranian.
Why Choose a Bichon-A-Ranian?
What type of owners buy a Bichon-A-Ranian/Pomachon?
What in your opinion are the best things about the Bichon-A-Ranian breed?
Why do you think the Bichon-A-Ranian is special?
What are your favourite things about the Bichon-A-Ranian?
Are you glad you choose to buy a Bichon-A-Ranian and not another breed?
How would you describe the Bichon-A-Ranian temperament?
What advice might you give to people thinking about whether they should buy a Bichon-A-Ranian over other breeds?
History & Origins
What are the history and origins of the Bichon-A-Ranian?
About The Breed
What colors of Bichon-A-Ranian are most popular?
What does the Bichon-A-Ranian look like?
What are the pros/cons of the Bichon-A-Ranian breed?
What can a new owner expect in terms of differences between the Bichon-A-Ranian and other breeds?
Do they attract a lot of interest and curiosity from the public?
What type of typical personality does the Bichon-A-Ranian have?
Is it possible to describe a fairly typical Bichon-A-Ranian?
What is the breed standard/description for the Bichon-A-Ranian?
Were there particular colors people preferred and that maybe you focused on?
Are there any downsides to owning a Bichon-A-Ranian that prospective owners should be aware of?
Is the Bichon-A-Ranian breed of dog suitable for first-time dog owners?
Some breeds can be described as greedy and prone to weight issues, would this apply to the Bichon-A-Ranian?
What are the key differences when compared to other breeds?
Is the Bichon-A-Ranian breed suitable for a person or family that are out at work all day?
Some owners seek a breed suitable for barking and offering a guard dog role – how does the Bichon-A-Ranian match up to that role?
Are there myths about the Bichon-A-Ranian – in other words do new potential owners come to you with misconceptions about this breed?
We asked a number of breeders in the UK and America what essential advice they would give to new owners of Bichon-A-Ranian puppies and this is what they said:
What types of questions do you get once owners get their Bichon-A-Ranian home?
Can you tell us something most owners would not know – tips, secrets etc from your years of experience?
What is the typical temperament of a Bichon-A-Ranian, so people know what to expect from their new pet?
When fully grown how much on average does a Bichon-A-Ranian weigh?
When the Bichon-A-Ranian is full grown in size what is the maximum height and length expected to be?
Is the Bichon-A-Ranian ever crossed or mixed with other breeds of dog?
Does the Bichon-A-Ranian smell or drool a lot?
Do you have a Bichon-A-Ranian growth chart?
What breed group does the Bichon-A-Ranian come under?
What type of coat do they have?
Can they swim?
What does the movement of the tail show, does it mean they are trying to ‘talk to us’ or give us some message?
Are there some types of people that you can suggest the Bichon-A-Ranian is not suitable for, perhaps families?
How is the Bichon-A-Ranian with children?
Do you think the Bichon-A-Ranian is suitable for families with young children?
How does the Bichon-A-Ranian get along with other (existing) pets and do you have any tips or advice for new Bichon-A-Ranian owners in terms of successful integration?
Is it better to buy one Bichon-A-Ranian or two?
Should prospective new owners be aware of any differences between males and females?
Would the Bichon-A-Ranian be suitable as a guard dog?
Can I leave my Bichon-A-Ranian during the day while I go to work?
What is the expected average lifespan of the Bichon-A-Ranian?
In terms of life expectancy, how long on average would the Bichon-A-Ranian breed live to?
Food & Diet
Do you have any special feeding routines or diet?
Do you have any feeding advice or brands that you prefer?
How to handle the Bichon-A-Ranian puppy to start off – how much food, what type, how often?
What feeding routines and types of food/supplements do you recommend?
What to buy in terms of equipment? Bowls etc
Do owners need to consider supplements for their Bichon-A-Ranian?
How about for older dogs?
Buying – How Much Do They Cost?
How much did your Bichon-A-Ranian cost to buy?
Can you offer advice to people looking to buy a Bichon-A-Ranian and how much should they spend?
What advice would you offer new Bichon-A-Ranian owners?
What types of people are buying the Bichon-A-Ranian and why?
Where can I buy Bichon-A-Ranian rescue dogs or find a Bichon-A-Ranian for adoption? Please note that buying or searching for a ‘cheap’ Bichon-A-Ranian can be false economy as they may have health issues that cost you far more in the long-term – always buy from a good and responsible breeder!
Do I need public liability insurance or a license?
How would you describe the Bichon-A-Ranian puppy to potential new owners?
What types of owners are best suited to owning a Bichon-A-Ranian?
What colors and sizes are most popular?
Are there things new owners do that perhaps frustrate you?
What can people expect when they become a new owner?
What inspired you to become a breeder and did you start with the Bichon-A-Ranian?
As a Bichon-A-Ranian breed expert, are there any ‘essential’ tips you would like to share with new owners?
Are there specific times of the year that you breed?
Choosing a puppy from a litter, what advice could you offer potential new owners in terms of selecting ‘the one’?
How long does it take to housetrain/potty train a Bichon-A-Ranian?
When can you take them out in public and how do you handle them around other dogs?
Will they run off – when is it safe to let them off the lead?
We invite you to email us your Bichon-A-Ranian’s pictures, in particular we are looking for photos showing Bichon-A-Ranian puppies at 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 weeks old as well as early pictures such as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 months old to a year old.
Do they have any nicknames or does the Bichon-A-Ranian have popular names?
If my Bichon-A-Ranian is pregnant what might the litter size be?
Could the Bichon-A-Ranian be dangerous around young children?
How do you deal with a problem barker – any tips and advice to new owners?
How do you prevent a Bichon-A-Ranian biting?
How do you prevent a Bichon-A-Ranian chewing?
How do you stop a Bichon-A-Ranian jumping up?
Does the Bichon-A-Ranian have an issue with excessive digging?
Why does my Bichon-A-Ranian keep growling and barking?
Is there a reason my Bichon-A-Ranian dog is often scratching excessively?
Do they suffer from separation anxiety and how can I prevent this?
In comparison perhaps to other breeds what can you say about the Bichon-A-Ranian and their exercise needs and do you have any tips or advice for new Bichon-A-Ranian owners?
As a breeder of the Bichon-A-Ranian , do you prefer a collar or harness?
As an expert of the Bichon-A-Ranian breed do you prefer a standard leash or retractable?
Can you offer any dog walking tips for Bichon-A-Ranian owners?
Playtime & Tricks
What games and toys can you recommend for the Bichon-A-Ranian?
Are there toys you suggest avoiding?
How intelligent is the Bichon-A-Ranian compared to other dog breeds?
How much can they understand?
Do you have any special grooming routines or tips and advice for new Bichon-A-Ranian owners?
How much time is involved?
What accessories are required to be purchased for grooming a Bichon-A-Ranian?
Any advice/tips you can give concerning maintenance of nails?
How much do Bichon-A-Ranian shed and how do I maintain their hair and how often?
How can I prevent or cure ear infections?
Do you have any tips for eye care?
Is the Bichon-A-Ranian a hypoallergenic breed?
Any advice/tips you can give concerning cleaning and bathing your Bichon-A-Ranian?
Can you offer new Bichon-A-Ranian owners advice concerning fleas and maybe products you use in treatment and prevention?
What advice and tips could you offer to owners who might wish to follow your path in showing the Bichon-A-Ranian?
What started your interest in showing the Bichon-A-Ranian?
If a new owner perhaps wanted to meet other owners or find out more – perhaps they have an interest in joining a local club or maybe they wonder how they can start showing their Bichon-A-Ranian – where would they begin?
Can you offer any advice to others who may be wondering if they can also start showing?
How would an owner know they have a show-quality Bichon-A-Ranian and how would they start off?
Can you give away any of your secrets?!
Is showing very expensive and why do you think people like to do it?
What do judges look for in a winner?
What inspired you to become a breeder and did you start with the Bichon-A-Ranian?
What official organisations are there for the new Bichon-A-Ranian owner and what benefits or services do they provide?
In buying a Bichon-A-Ranian, can you offer advice and tips to new owners?
How did you go from being an owner to getting into breeding?
Do you think the breed’s popularity has increased, decreased or remained the same?
How did you progress to becoming a breeder and why focus on breeding the Bichon-A-Ranian out of all the breeds you could have chosen?
What do you think makes the Bichon-A-Ranian special to you?
Are there things that you see owners doing that frustrate you?
As a breed expert, are there any ‘essential’ tips you would like to share with new owners?
In comparison perhaps to other breeds what is it like to train a Bichon-A-Ranian and do you have any tips or advice for new Bichon-A-Ranian owners?
How should new owners approach bringing a new Bichon-A-Ranian home, any advice and tips you can give?
Should I allow my Bichon-A-Ranian to sleep in my bed or elsewhere in the house?
Do you recommend crate training and how long does this take?
Should my Bichon-A-Ranian sleep in a kennel or crate?
Health is always a major concern when buying a dog, do you have any advice for new Bichon-A-Ranian owners to be aware of in particular?
Are there any health-related tips you can give to owners?
What sort of health issues should owners be on the lookout for?
What is the recommended schedule for vaccinations for your Bichon-A-Ranian?
Can you offer any advice on how to treat and prevent worms?
What type of health issues can a Bichon-A-Ranian have and how do you deal with preventing these?
Why does my Bichon-A-Ranian have diarrhea?
Do they suffer from itchy and sensitive skin and if so why?
Why is my Bichon-A-Ranian vomiting and do I go to the vets?
When should I take my Bichon-A-Ranian for vaccinations and which ones do they need and how often?
How often will my Bichon-A-Ranian be in heat?
Should I consider getting my Bichon-A-Ranian spayed or neutered and when and how much does this cost and what are the benefits?
My Bichon-A-Ranian is limping, what should I do and should I go to a veterinarian surgeon?
Do they suffer from allergies?
Why is my Bichon-A-Ranian not eating?
How much does it cost to insure my Bichon-A-Ranian?
What healthcare issues or diseases might be excluded from companies that provide Bichon-A-Ranian dog health insurance?
What age would you class as an ‘older or senior’ Bichon-A-Ranian?
Do you notice any changes in their behaviour?
What changes in food and diet would you suggest making for an older Bichon-A-Ranian?
Do you feed any supplements to an older Bichon-A-Ranian – or anything else which helps them as they age?
Are there any health issues particular to a senior Bichon-A-Ranian dog?
Do you have any advice for owners of an older/senior Bichon-A-Ranian or tips you can pass on?
Here is an interesting video on the Bichon-A-Ranian.