Bichon Frise

Bichon Frise

The Bichon Frise is a fun loving and active little dog. The beautiful fluffy white fur mixed with a calm and friendly temperament is a great addition to any household. Bichon Frises measures in at nine to twelve inches in height. It is the perfect size for an apartment or smaller home.

This breed is often advertised as hypo allergenic due to infrequent shedding. It actually does shed seasonally but grooming requirements of the Bichon Frise keeps loose fur to a minimum. Every dog has one downside, and whenever you hear fluffy, it means frequent grooming. Many people choose to keep their dog clipped to reduce grooming time. The time invested in grooming is a great trade off for a dog whose most common cause of death is old age. This breed has few genetic health issues that owners have to deal with.

Bichon Frises are great with children. They are an active and hardy small dog that can romp as well as a big dog. Although playful, he is always gentle. This is one of the more active of the small dog breeds and does need plenty of exercise through either indoor play or walks outside.

The Bichon Frise has no exaggerated features, which may be one reason why it is such a healthy breed. Its legs, body and head are in perfect proportion to the size of the breed. This perfect little ball of white fluff needs nothing else to attract attention.

The breed originated through crossing of the Standard Poodle and the Water Spaniel. Both of which are water dogs, so do not be surprised to learn that your Bichon Frise loves to swim and retrieve. Swimming and retrieving are both enjoyable for this small dog and a great way to him to exercise. A few minutes of retrieving will wear this dog out without the owner having to get off the sofa.

The Bichon Frise might look like a fussy little dog, but other than grooming, he is one of the easiest dogs to take care of. This is a great dog for both first time and more experienced dog owners.

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