The little but robust body of the Bichon Frise breed houses an enormous lot of personality. They are distinguished “personality dogs,” in the words of the American Kennel Club (AKC).
The Bichon Frise is a good family pet who enjoys the company of kids and other pets. It is mild-mannered, sensitive, and affectionate.
This energetic breed enjoys being active and needs frequent exercise. They are simple to train and excited to perform for those they care about.
The non-sporting Bichon Frise has a fluffy, cuddly-soft white coat. His short hair sheds extremely little, making this breed a good option for anyone with allergies.
The Bichon has a broad, curious face with wide, dark eyes, a black nose, and black lips.
14 to 15 years
The Bichon Frise has a uniformly white coat.
Because his undercoat traps the hair he does shed, the Bichon Frise is regarded as a breed with low shed rates. So that mats don’t develop, this hair needs to be combed out.
This breed requires grooming every four to six weeks since the hair keeps growing.
Although the Bichon Frise is a typically healthy breed, ethical breeders will look out for ailments including allergies, bladder infections, luxating patellas, cataracts, and other eye disorders.
Additionally, bichons require routine dental treatment to avoid issues from gum diseases including tooth loss.
The Bolognese, Havanese, and Maltese breeds are also members of the ancient breed family known as the Barbichon kinds, along with the Bichon Frise. The breed rose to popularity at the royal courts of Spain, Italy, and France during the 13th century and into the Renaissance.
The privileged position enjoyed by Bichons was lost after the French Revolution. These intelligent, teachable, and captivating canines found their place as performers with street entertainers and circuses after being ejected from their opulent homes.
Many Bichons once more found themselves without assistance in the aftermath of the two world wars and the subsequent austerity measures. Thanks to the efforts of enthusiasts who pulled dogs from the streets of France and Belgium, the breed has persisted.
In the Non-Sporting Group, the Bichon Frise breed received AKC approval in 1973.