- SIZE: 1
- GROOMING:: 6
- EXERCISE NEEDS: 3
- GOOD WITH DOGS: 4
- WATCHDOG: 4
- BREED: Bichon Frise
- COLOR(S):Solid white and cream colors.
A charming little puffball, the Bichon Frise aims to please and loves being the center of attention. They are small, sturdy dogs with loosely curling double coats consisting of a textured outer layer lined by a fine, soft and silky undercoat, making them practically hypoallergenic. Typically Bichon Frise dogs are all white, but can come in cream, apricot or gray variations as well. They have tails that curve over their backs and love to wag. Featuring a merry disposition, the Bichon Frise breed makes delightful and entertaining companions. They are sensitive, affectionate and gentle-mannered. They are very playful and amusing, making them an ideal dog for children that also gets along well with other pets.
Bichon Frise puppies and dogs are easy to get along with and get along well with practically everybody. They are charming, energetic and love to please their masters. This breed does well with children, the elderly and the disabled. Bichon Frise puppies and dogs can be difficult to house train but they have a self-assured temperament and highly intelligent mind that will eventually grasp the concept. These little dogs do not yap but they are very sociable and enjoy being the center of attention or surrounded by their loving family. They want to go everywhere and do everything with their family and will be easy to live with. With an independent spirit, affection nature and lively disposition, Bichon Frise puppies and dogs are easy to love and seamlessly join the family.
With their attractive and round appearance, Bichon Frise puppies and dogs are often seen as show dogs. If this is the case, the Bichon should have their long, loosely curling coat trimmed with scissors. Family pets should frequent a groomer for professional grooming every 4 weeks or so. Bichon Frise puppies and dogs should be bathed every month and groomed between professional visits. Their bodies can be tended to with electric clippers while the rest of the dog should be cared for with scissors. Fur around Bichon Frise puppies and dogs’ eyes is susceptible to staining and requires particular attention. These charming dogs will shed little to no hair and are, therefore, good for anyone suffering from allergies.
Bichon Frise puppies and dogs are fairly healthy. Some common health problems may include epilepsy, autoimmune disease, cancer, skin ailments, block tear ducts, bladder problems, cataracts and luxating patellas.
Other than a daily pack walk, Bichon Frise puppies and dogs can achieve most of their exercise through daily play. These little puffballs of energy will continue to play as long as their families are willing and are more than happy to do so. Bichon Frise dogs also enjoy the freedom to walk or romp in open spaces.
As little dogs, the Bichon Frise breed is susceptible to the human induced behavior of Small Dog Syndrome. This occurs when the dog feels as if he is the leader of the pack and in charge of his humans. Bichon Frise puppies and dogs may exhibit a wide range of behavior problems if this occurs, including separation anxiety, snapping or biting, guarding and excessive barking. Be sure to set the boundaries for this little dog and establish yourself as the pack leader. It should also be noted that Bichon Frise puppies and dogs are difficult to house train.