Bichon Frise

Bichon Frise

Dog Facts

Exercise Requirement:
Affection Level:
Highly affectionate
Not very protective
Grooming Maintenance:
Temperature Preference:
temperate, but adaptable
Typical Lifespan:
12-15 years

About the Brichon Frise Breed

The Bichon Frise is a short little dog, with short but sturdy legs. It makes them great travellers, but also a good sized lap dog. Its sturdiness means that it can be picked up and lovingly cuddled, and won't hurt itself if it decides to wriggle out your arms and leap to the ground, which it is likely to do without any fear or trepidation.

At a glance, it is clear why people are so fond of the Bichon Frise. It has a white, double layered coat, one layer fairly straight, the inner coat more curled, that combined stick out and make the dog look like a small cloud, racing along the ground. It has a cheery attitude, and a cheery face, with a mouth that sometimes looks like it is smiling up at its owners.

Above all else, the Bichon Frise is a performer. It loves to show off and be the centre of attention, and will soak up any and all love sent its way. Because of this, it will be a loyal and loving companion, not wanting to be separated from owners who it can entertain and receive praise in return.

The Bichon Frise also has the benefit of not shedding very much at all, and is fairly odour free and unlikely to set off allergies in people. However, the Bichon's fur never stops growing and so will need to be trimmed every month or two, which can make it a bit of a pricey pet.

It can live for a very long time, with reports of some living up to the age of twenty. Making them even better, it can be trained fairly easily and adapt to almost any type of environment. It is also friendly and gentle enough to make them a great family pet around small children.

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