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Height: Up to 15”
Weight: 25-50 lbs.
Energy Level: Moderate
The Bossi-Poo is found in the following colors:
Health & Longevity
Average Life Span: 12-15 years
The Bossi-Poo is a hybrid breed of the Boston Terrier and the Poodle. This breed is healthy and considered to be free from major medical and health conditions. While this breed may not have any major conditions, it is important to keep an eye out for some secondary conditions that could present themselves. Major medical conditions usually occur due to poor breeding practices, so it is important that you speak with your breeder to find out the steps they take to ensure their pups are healthy. Some of the secondary conditions that you need to look out for include joint dysplasia, epilepsy, deafness, eye problems, and allergies.
Joint dysplasia is a painful condition that can affect the elbow or hip joint in your pup. Elbow dysplasia affects the front limbs while hip dysplasia affects the back limbs. Both conditions occur when the joint is improperly shaped or when it does not fit correctly into the socket.
Seizures are common in a variety of breeds of dogs. Your Bossi-Poo may have epilepsy and if he or she does, it is important to work closely with your veterinarian to learn how to handle the situation. A seizure can be scary for you to witness as your pup may have convulsions.
Deafness occurs when there is a loss of hearing in one or both ears of your Bossi-Poo. Deafness normally occurs over time with old age, but your pup may be born with the condition. Any dog who is deaf will not be able to hear your commands, so you will need to adjust your training and communication methods to ensure your pup understands you.
It is not uncommon for your Bossi-Poo to experience eye problems. Most of the time, they are minor and include either dry eye or an eye infection, but sometimes they can be worse and range from cataracts to total blindness in both eyes.
Lastly, your Bossi-Poo may have some allergies, which could include skin allergies, eye allergies, or even sensitivities to vaccines and food. It is important to talk to your veterinarian if you suspect that your pup may have any allergies.
The Bossi-Poo’s life expectancy is 12 to 15 years.
Temperament & Train-ability
The Bossi-Poo is a pup that is not afraid to impress you with his or her intelligence. This dog is friendly, affectionate, and an all-around great choice for any one. You will find that your Bossi-Poo is very smart and has good genes on his or her side. Your pup will keep you entertained and in awe as you watch him or her show you their smarts on a daily basis.
This breed is affectionate and will ask for love from you on a regular basis, so it is important that you dedicate some time to him or her. If you do not, your pup will make sure you know he or she is present!
If your pup has more of the Boston Terrier in him or her, you will find that your pup is energetic and likes to jump, bark, and play whenever you have a moment. There never really is a dull moment.
The Bossi-Poo is known to be social and gets along well with other animals. These pups do well with kids, but must be raised with them because the Boston Terrier in your pup may make your dog more likely to nip on occasion.
Since your Bossi-Poo is a small breed dog, he or she does not need a lot of exercise and will do well in an apartment or condo. You should walk your pup at least once per day for 15 to 30 minutes.
Training is not considered difficult when it comes to your Bossi-Poo. You may find that your pup is a bit stubborn at times, but do not give up on him or her. You should remain consistent when it comes to training and avoid using harsh methods with your pup.
Your Bossi-Poo does not have many grooming needs, but you will need to put in a bit of effort to maintain his or her coat. You should brush your pup at least a couple of times per week to keep tangles out of his or her coat and to remove any loose hairs.
Your pup does not need to receive a bath on a regular basis and should really only receive one when he or she is dirty. If you want, you can wipe down your pup with a wet cloth when a dirt spot appears.
You want to make sure that you clean your pup’s ears at least once per week and trim his or her nails at least once per month.
The Bossi-Poo consumes anywhere from 1 1/2 cups to 2 1/2 cups of food per day and you should ideally split this amount up into two meals.
When you choose a dry brand food for your pup, make sure to choose one that meets your pup’s nutritional needs. You should look for food that contains wholesome ingredients and does not have any fillers, as these offer no nutritional value.
You can offer your Bossi-Poo wet food on occasion, but should not rely on it as it can cause your pup to gain weight quickly, especially if he or she does not exercise a lot.
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A Bossi-Poo puppy will cost you anywhere between $400 and $700 depending on the breeder you choose. You may be able to find this breed in a local shelter, but do not count on it. Adoption fees can range from $150 to $300, maybe less depending on how busy the shelter is.
Paws ‘N’ Pups Ranking
Paws ‘N’ Pups ranks every breed out of 4 with 1 being easiest to integrate into your life and 4 being the toughest – The lower the ranking the better.
Ranking takes into account a few basic factors including cost, skill level needed, high vs low maintenance and how critical regular training is to success. The Bossi-Poo is playful and loves attention. You will find that your new pup is full of life and loves to impress you with his or her smarts. This breed does get along with young children and other pets in the home. This breed ranks a 1.5.
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