One unique hybrid crossbreed you should be putting on your radar is the Bossi Poo. If you’re not aware of this cross, it’s a mix between the Poodle and Boston Terrier. This cute little crossbreed also is known under various other names such as Boston Doodle, Bossidoodle, and Boston Poo.
This canine is a highly clever dog with its parents known for its intelligence and willingness to learn. Therefore with both parents being extremely intelligent dogs, could you imagine what other traits a Bossi Poo might hold?
Well, it’s safe to say this hybrid is nothing short of remarkable, and today, in this article, I’m going to show you exactly why.
Little-Known Facts About the Poodle & Boston Terrier Mix 📌
To help persuade you into buying a Bossi Poo, here are some interesting facts most people don’t know:
- They’re a favorite in America, partly because of their parent breed. The Boston Terrier was the first purebred dog from the United States.
- Even though they’re small, they are highly active dogs that require 30-60 minutes of exercise a day.
- Its Poodle parent has a sports-like haircut that helped them become better swimmers; surprisingly, its haircut was not for aesthetic purposes.
What’s the bossi poo price? 💲
On average, Bossi Poo puppies’ cost between $450-$2000. The price you pay for the puppy can vary based on the type of breeder you pick, whether it’s from a puppy mill, backyard breeder, or shelter.
Moreover, your location, parents’ quality, and health conditions can influence the cost of a Bossi Poo. So try and do your research before buying this breed.
Most importantly, you should buy them from a registered breeder and not a puppy mill as you don’t know what health problems they may face.
Are they hypoallergenic? 🤧
Often, it can be difficult to predict if a Bossi Poo is hypoallergenic or not as their parents have two different coats. For instance, the Boston Terrier sheds moderately and is quite low maintenance to own. It only requires brushing once a week. Whereas the Poodle is deemed as close to hypoallergenic as possible but requires a lot of brushing to keep their coat intact.
Therefore it can inherit either type of coat. But, both coats still aren’t heavy shedders, so this is a crossbreed that might be ok for you if you suffer from many allergies. If you’re unsure, the best thing to do is visit a breeder first and see the puppies for yourself.
Bossi Poo Temperament & Intelligence ✨
The Bossi Poo is a nonaggressive dog who loves to play and have fun with pretty much just about anyone. Because they inherit intelligence from both parents, this breed can learn tricks and be trained easily.
In addition to this, this dog does well being left on its own for long periods; it’s unlikely to get separation anxiety; Therefore, it’s a good match if you spend a lot of time outside your home or work a lot.
Moreover, this hybrid loves to entertain and enjoys spending a lot of time with humans. This is an obedient and affectionate canine but can often inherit some of the Boston Terrier’s stubborn streaks.
Is the bossi poo Good for Families? 👪
The Bossi Poo is a great all-rounded breed, meaning it will bond to any person of any age, regardless of you having young children and seniors in your home. But, this is only the case if a Bossi Poo is socialized from an early age. If they aren’t, they could become shy and bark around other humans. Therefore as soon as you bring a Bossi Poo into your house, you should slowly introduce them to as many new people as possible to allow them to become more confident.
Does This Breed Get Along With Other Pets? 🐈
If you have other pets in your household, you’re in luck with a Bossi Poo; they will love them equally as much as people. This is a well-mannered dog known to make friends with cats and other pets. If you plan to introduce a Bossi Poo to your other pets, do it slowly and observe them for the first few interactions to make sure they get comfortable with them.
bossi poo Food & Diet Requirements 🦴
The Poodle Boston Terrier mix is a medium-sized dog with a fair amount of energy to exert each day. Therefore, they should have top-quality food suited to their size, age, and energy level. As its Poodle parent often has digestive issues, this crossbreed has the same risk.
Therefore you should choose low-fat dog food and schedule meals 2-3 times a day. Ideally, you will give them 1.5-2.5 high-quality cups of kibble a day. You should avoid free-feeding the hybrid as this dog is prone to bloating, which could be dangerous.
Full-grown sizes 📏
Typically the Bossi poo is a medium-sized dog that weighs between 25-50 lbs / 11-23kg and grows up to 15 inches / 39cm as an adult. Usually, you can identify these dogs by having a medium build, muscular, and round head. They also have floppy ears and almond-shaped eyes. Their tails are also docked.
bossi poo Life expectancy 📈
Most of the time, the Bossi Poo is a healthy dog that can live between 12 and 15 years. But this is only the case if the dog is looked after well, fed a healthy diet, and taken for regular vet checkups.
Exercise & Training a Bossi Poo 🏃
The Bossi Poo is a versatile dog that can be taken for exercise outdoors or even in small spaces like apartments, as long as they meet their 30-60 minute exercise threshold. Note that this is a hybrid with a natural flair for agility, so you might want to switch up their exercise routine and play games of fetch or chase. Also, it’s important to note that this dog has a single coat and, therefore, might not be ideal for exercising in cold temperatures.
Training can be reasonably easy to undergo as the Bossi-Poo comes from two intelligent dog breeds. However, if it has stubborn tendencies like the Boston Terrier, you may require additional patience. To help persist with the training, you might want to try a rewards-based training approach involving lots of praise and treats.
Bossi Poo Grooming ✂️
The Bossi Poo is often a low-maintenance hybrid when it comes to their grooming. If they inherit the Poodles curly coat, you should aim to brush them once a week.
Moreover, you should bathe them every 6-8 weeks; anything more frequent than that could strip the natural oils from their coat. It would be best if you also cleaned their ears once a week to control the quantity of wax in them and reduce the risk of infections.
This is a dog with a tight single and curly coat that is low maintenance and does not shed much.
bossi poo Health and Conditions 🩺
This dog is a healthy crossbreed most of the time, and some of the problems it does experience are often inherited. Some conditions it could possibly have but is not always guaranteed are:
- Hip dysplasia
- Progressive retinal atrophy
- Cushing’s disease
- Addison’s disease
- Mitral valve disease
To avoid these diseases or check for them early, a Bossi Poo must undergo an early health screening. In addition to this, if you buy the dog from a reputable breeder, you should be able to receive a certificate from them.
Overall, the Bossi Poo is a petite crossbreed and great for new pet owners and families. They love to be the center of attention and bond to anyone regardless of whether they are young or old.
Due to their size, they can get their exercise indoors or outdoors but prefer if they have variation. This agility-based breed will enjoy activities like frisbee or play, so remember to mix up their exercise a bit.
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Marko is the founder and author at PoodleHQ, where he blends profound expertise with formal training in Animal Behavior and Canine Genetics. With multiple generations of poodles under his care, he’s a breed connoisseur, honored with the Canine Care Excellence Award and lauded by the International Pet Enthusiasts Association.