Bichon Frise

Bichon Frise

Character and temperament

An intelligent and affectionate dog that loves human company. Quite independent and happy without the tendency to yap. They are easy to train and generally love everyone they come across! They do need clear rules to follow and work well to boundaries of what they can and cant do. Excellent with children.

Origin

First appearing in the 14th Century, traded by Spanish sailors, becoming a favorite with the French royal courts in the 16th Century.

General description

A small sturdy dog with a black nose and dark eyes. It has a curly white outer coat with a silky undercoat.

Food

no special requirements

Exercise

Daily walks recommended.

Grooming

Frequent grooming. It is recommended that they are bathed every month. Clean eyes well to prevent staining. Trim around the eyes to help avoid any eye problems caused by too much hair obstructing their sight.

Stats

Average height (dog)
9 - 12
Average height (bitch)
9 - 11
Average weight (dog)
7 - 12
Average weight (bitch)
7 - 12
Average life expectancy
15+
Average litter size
average 4 - 5
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