Bichon Frise

These snow white side kicks are eager to please! With solid little frames and puffy tails, the Bichon Frise is an undeniably cute pooch. This breed is always ready to cuddle and play. They are great house dogs and generally get along well with other pets.

 

 

Other Names
Bichon Tenerife, Tenerife Dog, Bichon a Poil Frise
Country of Origin
Belgium/France
Colour
White, white... or white!
Size
Small
Height / Weight
This breed measures between 23 to 30cms and weighs from 3 to 6kgs.
Health
Frequent eye, coat and teeth checks are needed to maintain optimum health for this breed. They are prone to knee issues, bladder stones and in some cases epilepsy.
Life Span
12-15 years
Intelligence
The most common issue this breed faces if housebreaking. Apart from that, they are quick to learn and are very alert when placed in new situations.
Exercise
Medium
Suitability (Children)
High
Feeding

With a small size and appetite to match, this breed is inexpensive to feed.

 

Feeding Cost
$5-$10 p/w
Other Cost
Excercise
Bichons will adapt to suit your lifestyle although a daily walk will definitely put you in their good books!
Ailments
Frequent eye, coat and teeth checks are needed to maintain optimum health for this breed. They are prone to knee issues, bladder stones and in some cases epilepsy.
Hair Shed
Little
Grooming

Frequent grooming is necessary for this breed. A daily brush and occasional trimming is needed to maintain their coat, more if they are appearing in shows. Bichons are excellent for allergy sufferers as they do not shed and only require the removal of excess hair with a brush every now and then.

 

 

Grooming Frequency
Daily
Trimming
Frequent
Depicted in royal portraits in both Spain and France, this breed is thought to have a noble past. After World War 1, Bichons became popular with serviceman and an official breed standard was drawn up in 1934. The Bichon was named by the president of the International Canine Federation and was recognised by the American Kennel Club in 1972.


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