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I thought Bichons had full or at least, long tails.
I'm trying to remember something I was told by a bichon rescue group years ago when someone dumped one at the vet clinic where I work. They said to determine if he was a bichon vs a poodle, to run a urinalysis because there is something different about bichon urine. I just can't for the life of me remember what that was, I'm leaning towards crystals in the urine, but I could be way off.
I don't think it really matters so much, the hair coats are similar and she's absolutley adorable whatever it is she wants to be.
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Well, she is very cute! Her ears are not poodle ears (poodle ears are low, at the level of the eye with long leathers). Bichons ears are high and set just like hers. Her eyes are also round like a Bichon, but there are mini poodles with round eyes. Also, her head is round like a bichon.
On the other hand, they don't dock Bichon tails!!!! The Bichon's tail is one of it's best features. She must be a poodle or else whoever had her didn't know she was a Bichon. Body and head wise she looks Bichon. Well, poodles have longer legs then Bichons and her legs are longer. Bichons are also slightly stockier than poodles.
Whatever she is, she is very cute! Maybe you should have her tested for fun. I understand your confusion. If she didn't have the docked tail, my bet would be on Bichon.
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I think she is a bichon poodle mix. Her head looks like a bichon, and her body is longer like a bichon, but, her legs look on the long side which makes me think poodle.... cute girl though! You should grow her into a bichon trim and see what it looks like
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I don't think you can go by the tail....since someone docked it way to short for a Poodle..her nose is shorter and her head is squarer/broader than a Poodles too...AND she really looks like my neighbor's Bichon . I think she could also be a Poo/Bichon cross...She IS DARLING!!!
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I think she is darling! No matter if she is a poodle, or a mix or no poodle at all. She is a beautiful little girl!
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She looks like a bichon/poodle mix my sister has from a rescue. The longer body and shorter legs are definitely bichon. Yes, the ears are a bit high for a poodle; when you grow her coat out it may be easier to tell, but I'd say a mix.
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Her head is a bichon head, but her body does have longer legs than a bichon should have. I'm going to go with a poodle bichon mix....although its entirely possible that she's a bichon with long legs (I've seen it!) or a poodle with short legs (seen that too!). Although her head shape, ear set, muzzle length, and eye shape all say bichon to me. Is she cream or white? Bichons come only in white, so if she is cream there is something else in there.
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