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A type of furry dog that you can admire and keep is the Bichon Frise. It is pronounced as ‘Bee-Shawn Free-say’. These are adorable white balls of fur that can make your day. They are cheerful, sweet, playful and extremely cute. They are often mistaken for a kid’s toy because of their fluffy white coat and black eyes. They are great for people who love happy and cheerful dogs. They are also great as companion dogs. That said, we at CT Breeder have a Bichon Frise dog for you. Read below to know more.

History of Bichon Frise

The Bichon Frise dogs are one of the few dog breeds that have existed for around 2000 years. They weren’t originally called Bichon until around the 20th century. They were given the name by French breeders because of their curly coat. They were once little white dogs that were popular as trade items. They were liked by many because of their small and charming personality. Even during the renaissance, they were seen in paintings adorned by women and even seen around the Royal Court. They were known to be entertainers brought around by their owners. They would amuse passersby and love to be at the center of attention.

Characteristics of the Bichon Frise

Appearance

bichon frise close upThe Bichon Frise dogs have small bodies with noticeable fluffy white hair. They also have cute, baby doll faces. They are often mistaken as white poodles. They are affectionate, cheerful dogs that have a perky and mischievous nature.

Although they have a small size, they are not known as small or toy breeds. They are categorized under the Non-Sporting Group. The standard height of the Bichon Frise can grow up to 9 – 11 inches. Their weight can be up to 7 – 12 pounds. Bichons are usually white in color. But, there are some that have cream or pale yellow color. Their nose and eyes are black with furry, plumed tails.

Bichons are also perfect for people with allergies. This is because they rarely shed despite their furry coat. This also means that their fur is easier to maintain. However, it is advised to regularly brush their coat to prevent matting. And it is still required to invest time and money in their grooming.

Personality

The Bichons are playful. They are always cheerful and always happy. It’s easy to feel happy when you are around them. This is why they are ideal for families and can be good playmates for children. They love to clown and show off their talents. Given their history of being entertainers, only a few fail to be amused by Bichons. Being great companion dogs, they often love to be around people. They do not like to be left alone for long periods of time as they can suffer from separation anxiety. They can be great for people living in apartments as they do not need massive space.

They can also get along with other dogs and animals in the house. They can bring a smile to anyone’s face. Bichons are good guard dogs, but are often friendly with strangers. They can easily be hurt by harsh punishments and scoldings so it is advised to be gentle but firm with them. Because of their happy nature, they are known to be perfect therapy dogs for hospitals and nursing homes.

Health

Bichon lying and posing for the cameraLike any other living beings, dogs can also develop genetic health conditions. It is important to be aware of the kind of diseases they are prone to. Bichons can develop hip dysplasia which is a hip deformity that is severe or mild.

Bichons can also develop Legg-Calve-Perthes disease. This is a condition where blood supply to the head of the thigh bone decreases and causes it to shrink. Limping is usually the first sign when one has this condition.

Because of the fur all over their body, they are also prone to eye problems. It is important to keep their fur trimmed and groomed to prevent this. If not, this will eventually cause blindness.

Bichons also have bad dental problems. So, always consult your vet for prevention. Another major health problems that Bichons can get is obesity. It is important to maintain their diet and to know what kind of food to give them.

There are a lot of diseases that Bichons are prone to. So, it is important to ask your breeder about the conditions that the dogs are exposed to.

Also, always make sure that your dog gets regular vet visits and get their required shots.

Activity and Training

The Bichons are active and playful dogs. Just like any other active dogs, they need their daily exercise. It is advised to bring them for walks for a few hours daily.

The Bichons are intelligent dogs. They are often known to be difficult to train. Usually, Bichons would do exceptionally well with praises and treats. Training them should be fun and minimal.

Often at home, they can have sudden bursts of energy that would have them running and bouncing around.

Like other dogs, the Bichon needs to start training at a young age.

What’s in it for you?

Overall, getting a Bichon Frise is always a good idea. They are fun, smart, sweet and loving creatures that everyone can easily love. So why not contact us here at CT Breeder to let us help you find the right Bichon for you? – (203) 920-4950.