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Bichon Frise Breeders

If you are after a dog that looks like a gorgeous little ball of fluff and that has charm and affection galore, the Bichon Frise may be ideal for you.  Here’s what you need to know.

Characteristics of the Bichon Frise

The Bichon Frise is a small breed of dog that stands up to 30cm tall at the shoulder and that weighs up to 5 kilograms.  They have dark brown or black eyes and they have drooping ears that are covered in long hair.  The tail is held over the back.  Coat wise, the Bichon Frise has a soft double coat with a long, curly outer coat.  The coat comes in different colours including all white, cream, grey, and apricot.  All white is the most common and the preferred colour.  An interesting characteristic of the Bichon Frise is that it is actually a dog with a hypoallergenic coat that sheds very little, making it great for allergy sufferers.

The Bichon Frise Temperament

The Bichon Frise is well known for being an affectionate, happy dog that absolutely loves people and being around people.  They are also great with children.  They are eager to please dogs that are quite intelligent and charming.  The Bichon Frise will take well to basic obedience training but be aware that, like some other small breeds of dog, it can take extra time and effort to housebreak them.  You will need to be firm with your dog and make sure that it knows that you are the pack leader or it may start to suffer from small dog syndrome.    The Bichon Frise is known as being a small dog with a big personality and they can win everyone over!

Caring for the Bichon Frise

The Bichon Frise is a breed of dog that requires grooming.  You will need to brush the coat daily to keep it free of matts and tangles and bathing will need to be done at least every other week.  The coat also requires clipping and you can choose to clip the coat short all over, in a show poodle clip, or to keep the coat long and to clip the feet and muzzle.  You will also need to clean and check the ears regularly, as well as keep the eyes clean and clip the nails as required.  The Bichon Frise will live for around 15 years on average but they can live for longer with a good diet and plenty of TLC.

Who is the Bichon Frise Suited To?

The Bichon Frise is a true people dog and they can be happy with a family or with single people alike. The main thing is that they get the company they need so they are not well suited to homes where people will be away for the majority of the time.  They will happily live indoors or outdoors and will even do well in an apartment as long as they get the exercise that they need.  A daily walk is usually sufficient.

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