The Bichon Frise is appreciated for its great beauty,
but they are known and loved for their wonderful personalities. They
are excellent with children and adjust well to any situation.
To Know Them is to Love Them!
General Information About the Bichon
Where do they come from?
The Bichon Frise originates
from the Mediterranean area. They were first introduced to the French Kennel
Club in 1934, lending to their reference of being "French" dogs. They
were not introduced into the American Kennel Club until the early
What size are
The Bichons size is measured in inches (measured
from the top of the shoulders to the ground) and ranges between 9-1/2 and
adult Bichons weight varies depending upon his size but usually ranges between
10 and 18 pounds.
CK puppies were often available
in the tiny size of just under 10 lbs.when fully
What do they act
The Bichon is an extremely calm, sweet and affectionate breed. They
are very quiet, are excellent with children and get along well in almost
What color are
The Bichon is white and
is allowed to have up to 10% of buff, apricot or cream colored shadings over
the entire body. Puppies commonly have buff, apricot or cream color on their
ears or head that will almost always fade to complete
No. The Bichon has a COMPLETELY NON-SHEDDING coat.
Since the Bichon does not shed and has a low dander level, they have been
refered to as being "hypo-allergenic". Many people with asthma
and other allergies have been able to own a Bichon without any adverse
The Bichon does require periodic grooming since
the coat does not shed. The proper method of grooming is by a
scissor cut as opposed to shaving with clippers. When brushed out while
being dried they achieve the beautiful powder puff effect.
Are they healthy? How long do they
The breed is generally healthy and may live
to be as old as 18 years of age when properly cared for. The average
life span of the Bichon Frise is about 14 years.
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