Bichon Frise


History

The Bichon Frise breed originated in France in the 1300s when a maltese and poodle were mixed together to create the first Bichon Frise puppies. After that, their popularity shot up almost immediately and is still going strong today. Their fame has spread all across the world in recent years.

Breed Highlights

  • The Bichon frise breed are gently mannered, playful and very affectionate. They can be, but are very rarely aggressive.
  • They have lots of energy and does well when paired with children because of their sunny disposition.
  • They also get along great with other dogs
  • These dogs have a great need to be with their families.  They do well as inside the house dogs but when left on their own for extensive periods can suffer from separation anxiety and become destructive and display obsessive constant barking.
  • They have a lovely fluffy white coat with a round face and teddy like appearance and they love to be groomed and showed off with.

Grooming

They are frequently included on the list of canines that are hypoallergenic. This, however, is only possible if the dog is always kept in perfect grooming condition. They have a double coat that needs to be brushed out every day and should see a professional groomer at least once every six weeks. If you want to preserve the coat for a longer period of time, you will need to groom it more frequently. When men are sterilised, the potency of their urine decreases, and they also lose the desire to spray their urine in order to mark their territory. Because of this, the coat is able to remain cleaner and whiter for a longer period of time because there are no dark pee stains on the legs.

Health

Their lifespan is about 12 to 13 years.  They are prone to skin problems and allergies and often suffer from atopica, hot spots, and other skin complaints. They are also fussy and picky eaters at the best of times.

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