A sturdy dog with cheerful attitude!
Country of Origin: France
Dog Group: Non-Sporting dog breeds
Origin of Name: The Bichon Frisé has been beloved by Italian, French and Spanish royalty and painters alike, and today they remain an extremely popular house dog. The Bichon was traded all over the world by Spanish sailors. The dog eventually became a favorite of the 16th century French royal courts. The Bichon Frise was first recognized by the AKC in 1972.
SheddingA bit Low
Monthly keeping costPremium
Tendency to Bark:Very less
Life span: 12 to 15 years
Availability: Easy to get
About Bichon Frise:
A lapful of charm in a cotton-ball cloud of curly white hair, the Bichon Frise is one of the sweetest and most affectionate of dog breeds. He loves to be the center of attention, which isn't surprising given that he used to be adored by royalty and performed tricks to the roars of the circus crowds.
The earliest records of the Bichon Frise breed date from the 14th century, when French sailors brought the dogs home from Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands. It's thought that Bichon Frise dogs had been taken there by traders who used the Phoenician trade route, and that the Bichon Frise originally developed in Italy.
The Bichon Frisé has been beloved by Italian, French and Spanish royalty and painters alike, and today they remain an extremely popular house dog. The breed was accepted for entry into the Miscellaneous class of the American Kennel Club in 1971. Bichons were admitted to registration in the AKC Stud Book in 1972 and to regular show classification in the Non-Sporting Group in 1973.
The Bichon Frisé Dog Breed has a personality and temperament that is playful and outgoing. These dogs crave attention from their human companions, and their happy-go-lucky attitude is great for families with children.
Visits to Groomer-High
Tolerance to heat-Basks in it
Tolerance to cold-Need warmth
Colour- White, White & Apricot, White & Buff, White & Cream
Coat Type-Soft and dense
Bichons are generally healthy, but like all breeds, they're prone to certain health conditions. Not all Bichons will get any or all of these diseases, but it's important to be aware of them if you're considering this breed.
A cheerful attitude is the outstanding trait of the Bichon's personality. This dog loves to be loved, enjoys being the center of attention, and is adept at charming his family, neighbors, groomer, or veterinarian with his winning personality. The breed has a merry, playful temperament. It is sensitive, gentle and affectionate and has a soft, inquisitive expression with sparkling dark eyes.
Training & intelligence
The highly intelligent Bichon needs to be taught proper canine manners, so it's essential to sign up for obedience training, beginning with puppy classes. Bichons are quick studies, so taking them to such classes can be very satisfying. While the Bichon can be a wonderful family pet, this may not be the right breed for families with young children or rambunctious older ones, especially if you have one of the smaller Bichons.
Litter Size- 4 to 6 puppies (approximately)
Complication in Breeding-No
Bichons are extremely healthy and sturdy a breed and can be mated after it reaches a mature age of 1.5 years - 2 years. Before mating, it will be advisable to see the medical history of the mate to rule out any medical conditions that may be transferred genetically. If you are a first time pet parent, you might want to seek medical help from a veterinarian for the neonatal care and care post the delivery of the pups.