The Bichon Frise is a descendant of the Barbet Water Spaniel and the Poodle and was traded all over the world by Spanish sailors. It was first recognized by the AKC in 1975. It is a component of the families: the Bolognese Bichon, the Bichon Tenerife, the Havanese and the Maltese.
The Bichon Frise is a small dog that measures between 23 and 30 centimeters and weighs between 3 and 5 pounds at maturity. It has a slightly rounded skull and black or dark round eyes, dropped covered ears in long hair and it carries its tail over the back. It has double coat, soft to the touch, an outer coat of 3-4 inches long much coarser and curlier than the soft undercoat. Its coat is solid white, cream, gray or apricot and is hypoallergenic as it does not shed and does not smell.
The Bichon Frise should be groomed and bathed every month. Trimming around the eyes and ears it is recommended to avoid staining. The Bichon Frise puppy should be regularly brushed to avoid tangles and keep it charming look. Its ears also need to be regularly cleaned.
The Bichon loves human company and has an independent spirit. It is intelligent, affectionate, lively and gentle dog. It has a joyful temperament and is easy to train. It is sociable and it loves to make its owner happy and to accompany him everywhere. It gets along very well with other pets and humans. It is a competitive and obedient breed and loves to perform tricks, but needs strong rules to follow and clear limits to respect.
It requires daily walks and lots of exercises. It can adapt to life in apartment if it is well-exercised daily. It is active indoors and can manage itself without a yard. It needs a firm trainer to teach because it tends to develop behavioral problems such as barking and separation anxiety.
It should be fed with dry quality food to assure all the nutrients it needs to be healthy.
It is prone to premature tooth loss, watery eyes, cataracts, skin and ear ailments, epilepsy or dislocated kneecaps and has a sensitivity to flea bites.
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