Poodles require frequent grooming and clipping while Bichons shed minimally.
Standard Poodles are much larger than the petite Bichon Frise breed.
Bichons have lower exercise needs than energetic, athletic Poodles.
Poodles love swimming whereas Bichons tend to avoid water.
Eager to please Bichons are simpler to train than highly intelligent Poodles.
Poodles are active working dogs while Bichons are gentle lapdog companions.
Vocal Bichons tend to bark more frequently than most Poodles.