Bichon Frise Puppies
Affectionate ~ Cheerful ~ Gentle ~ Playful
Affectionate, Cheerful, Gentle, Playful
|Adult Weight||10-16 lbs|
|Adult Height||10-12 in|
|Life Expectancy||12-15 yrs|
|Rating||5.0 ( reviews)|
The Bichon Frise is of Mediterranean ancestry. These lively and affectionate dogs found their way from the Mediterranean area to the Canary Islands, specifically to the Island of Tenerife as early as the 1300’s. Believed to be the traveling companions of Spanish sailors, who may have even used them as items of barter. Known as one of the most gentle and sweet breeds, these affectionate lap dogs whom were once fit for royal entertainment love to be the center of attention.
Appearance and Grooming
The Bichon’s coat is non-shedding, however, that doesn’t make this breed hypoallergenic. The non-shedding coat means less dander in the environment and sometimes fewer allergic reactions. But Bichons still produce dander, and can still cause allergic reactions. They are a small, sturdy dog with a slightly rounded head. The muzzle is not pointed, and has a slightly pronounced stop. The round eyes are black or dark brown. The ears are dropped covered in long hair. Predominantly white, this breed also comes in colors of cream, gray or apricot. This dog should be regularly groomed every 4 to 6 to weeks to keep its coat soft and clean.
These self-assured and independent little balls of fur are full of love and affection. They are sociable by nature and thrive best in the company of people and other pets. Though not a barker or yappy by nature, if these dogs are not socialized early on they can exhibit signs of small dog syndrome which can lead to high levels of anxiety.
Family and Companionship
The Bichon can be a wonderful addition to the family, though this may not be the right breed for families with young children or rambunctious older ones. These pups can easily be injured if play is too rough or even snap at a child if they're frightened. Because they love to be in the presence of company this dog will do especially well in an environment where someone is always around.
They may be small, but these dogs are incredibly active. They need daily walks and play. Please do not substitute all play as ample exercise as their primal instincts still require them to walk. They will do well in a fenced in yard or larger play area where they can freely romp around.
Training and Socialization
The Bichon is an intelligent dog and is generally obedient and easy to train. Because of their ancestral history and entertaining for royalty, these playful pups love to learn tricks. While tricks are great, it is recommend obedience training should come first in order to build a bond while establishing rules and structure. Since these dogs in general, are considered lap dogs, they tend to be clingier than many other breeds. Early socialization will ensure a confident and healthy, happy puppy.
Frequently Asked Questions
The average lifespan is between 12 to 15 years.
Bichons are excellent with children. They are fun loving and playful pups that love to give and receive affection. As with all dogs, make sure to supervise your children when playing with a dog. You don’t want your kids to accidentally hurt the dog or the dog to hurt the children.
These sweet spirited little pups are full of love and devotion. They thrive on recieving attention and often seek it out – they will also let you know if they aren’t getting enough! They are energetic and sociable and enjoy running errands, going for walks or just being in the company of their owner and other people.
This breed sheds very little if at all. This makes them a good choice for people who may suffer from canine allergies. However, it’s always important to meet a puppy or dog in person so you can see how you will respond.
The Bichon is of Mediterranean ancestry, descending from the Barbet or Water Spaniel, and is related to the Maltese. Bichons have been a distinct breed since about 1400.
Yes, this is a high maintenance breed that requires frequent coat care. Since Bichons do not shed, the hair they do loose remains in the coat. Your little one will need frequent brushings weekly to avoid tangles and mats. They will also require regulars scheduled professional grooming appointments.
They should have regular appointments scheduled every 3 to 5 weeks depending on the length of their coat. The shorter it is clipped the easier it is to manage and the longer they can go between appointments.
Bichon Frises are great apartment dogs. They are highly adaptable in nature and require low to moderate exercise. They don’t need a lot of space and they are content staying indoors. Though, you don’t want to keep them pent up all the time as they still need to stretch their legs and get some fresh air.
Bichons are quite easy to train as they are eager to please their owner and love getting the one on one attention. Though like any dog, patience and consistency is key.
Though there are some exceptions, most Bichon’s are not known to be strong swimmers and should never be left unsupervised around water.
The Bichon’s coat may be white, white and apricot, white and cream and white and Buff.
These dogs are known to live long and healthy lives however like any canine they are prone to ailments as they age. The most common concerns that affect this breed are various allergies, patellar luxation, gingivitis, bladder infections, cataracts, and liver shunt.
Yes, the Bichon Frise Club of America was founded in 1964.
Yes. They are friendly, loving, and make great companions. They adjust very quickly to new surroundings and people and are always eager to socialize. They love to be the center of attention.
Every Bichon Frise is a pet however, some are show, too. In order for a Bichon Frise to be show quality, the dog needs to match the American Kennel Club (AKC) standards as close as possible. These standards can be found by visiting the AKC website or contacting one of their representatives.
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Getting my fur buddy from PremierPups is one of the decisions I’ve made. I Emma’s hesitant to get one co I wasn’t so keen about the responsibilities it requires in taking care of the pup. But the joy and love you get from them overcompensates all that. Everyone loves him and it’s always a joy to come home bc I know he’s always eagerly waiting to see me. It’s only been 6 months since I got him but it feels like we’ve been together for years bc we have bonded and gotten attached with each other. Truly, they provide you with such an unconditional love.
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Griffin aka Griffy aka Roy....has been a wonderful addition to our family. He loves to camp, going bye bye, shopping (where he is allowed to go) , going to the drive inn movies and once in a while even a treat of ice cream.
My son actually bought my Bichon for me. I have cancer and he thought I was depressed and needed a puppy. I live in Michigan. He was 8 weeks old, Bichon Frise. He had all his shots, was well taken care of. I received 3 or 4 calls checking on him after we brought him home. He is just adorable, we were very impressed with Premier Pups and I would purchase again.