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Bichon Frise

Bichon Frise

Well-balanced dogs with smart appearances, Bichons are small and solid. Their jet black eyes and noses contrast against their snow-white coats and their tails are like plumes which are curved and carried over their backs. Their silky coats, which consist of spirally formed hair, give them the appearance of powder puffs. Adult males and females measure 23-28cm and weigh approximately 3-6kg.

The need-to-know
  • Dog suitable for non-experienced owners
  • Basic training required
  • Enjoys gentle walks
  • Enjoys walking half an hour a day
  • Little toy dog
  • Minimum drool
  • Requires grooming daily
  • Hypoallergenic breed
  • Quiet dog
  • Guard dog. Barks and alerts
  • Great with other pets
  • Great family dog
Bichon Frise in the leaves

Personality

These lively, happy little dogs adore family life. They love to accompany the family on all outings but can be taught to be left alone occasionally. They socialise well and are fine in the company of other dogs and pets in the household.

Bichon Frise looking up

History and Origins

Centuries ago, the Bichon Frise dog breed was popular in France and Spain, and the Bichon has been depicted in portraits of the royal families of both countries. Bichon-type dogs were developed on different islands in the Mediterranean, and Tenerife is where the Bichon Frise is thought to have originated. The Bichon of Malta (known as the Maltese today) is a close relative. 14th-century sailors are thought to have taken them over to Europe from Tenerife.

Dog with red collar looking out the window
Puppy advice
Everything you need to know
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Welcoming your dog home
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