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Description:
The Bichon Frise is a white dog with black nose, halos and eye rims. They have a fluffy white coat (like a powder puff) that needs a lot of grooming. They are show dogs with friendly, out-going personalities.

A friendly, affectionate dog. This breed is good with children, as they play gently. The Bichon Frise is good with other pets in their environment. But, of course, there is some variation depending on the other pets' personalities.

The Bichon Frise are friendly and loving companions who adjust very quickly to new surroundings. They love to be the center of attention. They have a lively personality and are easy to train -- other than housetraining, which can sometimes take a while. They are generally healthy, and can live in a small space. This is an ideal breed for those living in smaller housing environment and fine for novice owners.

 
History:
This breed originated on the Canary Island of Tenerife in the Mediterranean. They have been a distinct breed since about 1400. The dog was a trade item among Spanish sailors, a favorite of French and Italian nobility, a street dog, organ grinder's dog, and a circus dog. Eventually the French took control of the dog and added the word Frise to his name. (Frise is French for a curly and loopy fabric). Today the Bichon Frise is a very popular companion dog.
 
Fun things to do:
Bichon Frise dogs enjoy to be active, and play with human companions. They are very friendly, charming, affectionate dogs, and make great walking companions. They're also very good at agility events and are shown in conformation competitions.
 
Health Risks:
Bichon Frise dogs are susceptible to some skin conditions and ear infections that should be watched for cataracts, other eye problems are not uncommon. Overall, this breed usually has few health problems.
 
Things to watch out for with this breed:
The Bichon Frise breed requires daily combing to prevent matting of fur. Also, regular grooming, either by yourself or a professional must be done. This breed can also be difficult to house train. Watch out for pet store pups, it is best to find a quality and reputable breeder.
 
Misc:
All Bichon Frises are pets, but not all are pets as well as showdogs. Since the Bichon Frise is a non-shedding dog, it makes a good companion for people with allergies.

Do not buy this breed from a pet store--it's best to purchase from a reputable breeder. Always make sure that you can see at least one parent and that you like the disposition of that parent. This will be a good indicator of what the pups may be like.

 

 

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