Bichon Frise Dog Breed History:
Since the 14th century, this loveable “moving powder puff” has adorned the laps of dog lovers ranging from royalty to celebrities and everyone in between. Originating in the Canary Islands, the Bichon Frise gained recognition and popularity as a distinct breed in the 1930’s with the French Kennel Club and has since found it’s way into the hearts and homes of dog lovers everywhere.
Height: 9-12 inches
Weight: 10-14 lbs.
Life Span: 12-15 yrs.
Breed Group: Companion Dogs
Bichon Frise Dog Breed Description:
Standing just 9 to 12 inches at the shoulder, the Bichon Frise’s incredible cuteness and sunny disposition make it a wonderful companion. It is an ideal choice for apartment dwellers and dog lovers with limited mobility. Although it’s exercise needs are minimal, the Bichon’s grooming needs are a bit more demanding. Frequent bathing and brushing is a must, as are regular trips to the groomer. In gorgeous contrast to it’s black nose and large, intelligent dark eyes, the soft, curly coat is snow white. The Bichon Frise (translation: curly coated lap dog) makes a wonderful pet for singles, as well as families with well-behaved, older children. As an added bonus, Bichon Frise dogs do not shed, making them a good choice for dog-lovers with allergies