Not necessarily, but,your Bich-Poo is quite large. In all dogs, you should be able to lay a hand on the dog's side and feel the ribs without having to push your fingers in. Do understand that with furrier dogs, you will have to move your fingers to the skin to do this. Contacting your vet is a good idea, as they can give you body fat analysis for your dog. Switching your dog to a grain-free, high quality food and taking him out more often for exercise for at least an hour a day will help your dog loose weight. The Bichon Frise ranges from 11 - 22 pounds, while the Miniature Poodle ranges from 15 - 17 pounds. So he is in the range, but if you can not feel his ribs, he could stand to loose a pound or two.
Answered by Anonymous - 7/9/2014 8:55:50 PM