The Bichon Frise is a cute little white pet. Here is your informative A-list of Bichon Frise. The Bichon Frise dog is also known as Bichon à poil frisé or Bichon Tenerife. This Bichon Frise dog breed was originated from the Mediterranean in the 14th century. They were descended from the Water Spaniel and the Standard Poodle. It is believed that Spanish sailors traded them for other goods when they sailed around the world. In the 16th century, they became favourite pet in French Royal families. Bichon Frise Dogs were used to be circus dog during 19th century. They were recognized by American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1972. Today, Bichon Frise is a wonderful family pet in everywhere.

Facts about Bichon Frise

  • Temperament – The Bichon Frise is alert, affectionate, charming, energetic, gentle, intelligent, lively, playful, spirited, sensitive and sociable. They thrive on human companionship and do not leave them alone for long hours. Bichon Frise Dogs can get along with children and other pets. They may be difficult to housebreak, it is advisable to provide obedience training and proper socialization for your Bichon Frise puppies in the early stage.
  • Appearance – The Bichon Frise has a sturdy and small-sized body. They have a slightly rounded head and they come with a pair of dark brown or black round eyes. The ears are hanging down close to the head. The long neck is slightly arched and the muzzle is long. The chest is well developed and the ribs are moderately sprung. The teeth close in a scissors bite. They have straight legs and the feet are round with black pads. The plumped tail is curled over the back. The Bichon Frise has a double coat. The outer coat is long and rough whereas the under coat is dense and soft.

Here are some Bichon Frise pictures

Bichon Frise Breed Information

Size Small
Height 23 – 30 cm (male and female)
Weight 3 – 5 kg (male and female)
Colour White, cream or grey
Group Non-sporting Breed Dog
Life Span 15 -17 years
Litter Size Average 3 – 5 puppies
Exercise Ability Daily walk is needed. Let them play around at fenced yard
Grooming Requirements Daily brushing is needed. Monthly professional grooming is recommended. This dog breed is a light shedder
Environment Indoor
Barking Below average
Recognition CKC, APRI, DRA, NKC, AKC, ACR, FCI, KCGB, NZKC, UKC, ANKC, BFCA

The common health issue for Bichon Frise is prone to ear infections or skin problems.

Here is a list of cute dog names for your Bichon Frise puppy.

If you are interested in this dog breed, you may look for Bichon Frise puppies adoption from Bichon Frise rescue or look Bichon Frise Puppies for sale from Bichon Frise breeders.

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