Bichon Frise

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Weight :

Male: 3–5 kg
Female: 3–5 kg

Height :

Male: 9–12 inches (23–30 cm)
Female: 9–11 inches (23–28 cm)

Life Span :

12 - 15  years

Temperament :

The breed has a merry, playful temperament. It is sensitive, gentle and affectionate and has a soft, inquisitive expression with sparkling dark eyes.

Colors :

White, White & Apricot, White & Buff, White & Cream

Coat:

Coat texture is of utmost importance. The coat consists of both an undercoat, which is soft and dense, and an outer coat, which is coarser and curlier. The coat is soft, but substantial, feeling similar to plush or velvet; and springs back when patted. After bathing and brushing, the coat stands off from the body, giving an overall powder puff appearance.

Living Conditions :

The Bichon Frise can live in an apartment if it gets enough exercise. They are fairly active indoors and will do okay without a yard.

Care:

This breed should be groomed frequently and bathed every month. Professional grooming is recommended every 4 weeks. Trim around the eyes and ears with a blunt pair of scissors and clean the eyes extensively to prevent staining. Show dogs are trimmed with scissors. The body of pet dogs may be clipped with electric clippers though the rest of the dog must still be cut with scissors. The Bichon sheds little to no hair and is good for allergy sufferers.

Training:

These are active little dogs that need a daily walk. Play will take care of a lot of their exercise needs, however, as with all breeds play will not fulfill their primal instinct to walk. Dogs that do not get to go on daily walks are more likely to display behavior problems. They will also enjoy a good romp in a safe, open area off-lead, such as a large fenced-in yard.

Activity:

Bichon frise on the demand of living environment is very high, often need someone, no time is not suitable to raise the Bichon frise. And, to keep its best form, Bichon frise require daily grooming, regular professional pruning, of course this care also include regular for it to take a shower and dry hair to make them become fluffy, which is very time-consuming and requires a lot of patience.