BICHON FRISE PUPPIES
The Bichon Frise is a cheerful and charming small dog breed with a love of mischief and a lot of love to give. In the 14th century when they were first introduced to Europe, the Bichon became a popular companion dog to royalty. They are playful and optimistic and love being the center of attention! With their black eyes and fluffy white coat, the Bichon looks almost like a child’s toy. It won't take long to realize that the Bichon can be your happiest and most enthusiastic friend for many years!
The Bichon Frise is intelligent and a quick learner, too! When training, Bichons learn best whenever you are firm but gentle. Harsh corrections and scolding will break a Bichon's heart.
Bichons can get nippy when nervous, but as long as they are well socialized at a young age they do wonderfully around kids and other pets.
Bichons typically weigh 7–15 pounds and 9–11 inches tall when full grown. They also have great life spans! The Bichon breed can live up to 12–15 years.
We recommend walking them an average of 7 miles per week, with about 30 minutes of activity per day.
While Bichons have an independent streak, they don’t like to be alone. If left alone for many hours, they can suffer from separation anxiety. But the moment you return, your Bichon will be its happy and playful self!
The Bichon Frise breed is believed to have originated in the Mediterranean. “Bichon” means “curly coat” in French. Their intelligence and charm made them great royal companions in the 14th century. In the 19th century, they were often used as performers with street peddlers and even circus show dogs. By then, Bichon Frises were popular across households. The breed moved to the United States in 1956. The Bichon Frise Club of America was recognized by the AKC in 1975.
Major health concerns to be aware of:
Minor health concerns to be aware of:
Patent Ductus Arteriosus
Our small Bichon pups have no undercoat, making them an ideal fit for people with animal fur related allergies. But let's be clear: there is no such thing as a truly hypoallergenic dog. Bichons may lack an undercoat but some of their hair will come out and all dogs shed skin cells, just like humans. You should be able to snuggle up close with your low-shedding Bichon and be sniffle free!
Bichon Frises need frequent brushing, once or twice a week to help with any shedding they may have and to keep their hair from matting. Another way to prevent allergies is to give your sweet pup oatmeal baths about every 6–-8 weeks.
It is important to keep the face of your Bichon clean. Because of the long hairs around the mouth and eyes, mucus and discharge from the eyes can leave stains and cause eye problems if left unchecked.