Bichon Frise Breed Information
Jolly, Affectionate, and Faithful
Height: 9.5-11.5 inches
Weight: 12-18 pounds
Average life span: 14-15 years
The Bichon typically stands just a tad under a foot in height. This breed is well known for its hypoallergenic velvety white coat, topped off with a rounded head and jet black eyes.
Bichon Frise is a very malleable breed, as they get along with almost everyone including other dogs. They are vigilant making then a nice little watchdog. But do not get them confused for fighters they are lovers by nature, they see strangers more like new friends. They are very easy to train, and their joyful personality radiates positivity everywhere they go.
Grooming A Bichon Puppy
When it comes to caring for this hypoallergenic coat brushing is recommended at least two to three times a week. Bathing should be a monthly routine along with a nice clipping. They do shed even for being hypoallergenic, but the shed hair gets caught by the undercoat. Brushing helps remove dead hair and prevents uncomfortable mats from forming. And to prevent pain and discomfort nails should be trimmed regularly.
Exercising This Tiny Breed
Bichon puppies are considered average when it comes to activity levels. There will be long periods where they are calm with short bursts of high energy. Because of their tiny structure, they might be able to receive enough exercise indoors. Daily play sessions paired with walks should suffice a Bichon’s exercise needs. They will benefit more when playtime involves the owner as this strengthens the bond and benefits mental health.
Training A Bichon Puppy
Early socialization and puppy training classes are always recommended with any breed. Bichons, while easy to train, have a bit of a reputation for being difficult to housebreak. They tend to respond better to positive reinforcement over negative methods. Bichons also need some family time, as this will prevent undesirable behaviors.
All in all the Bichon is a breed that will fill your life with love. So if you are looking for a compact average energy companion, who can easily adapt to new places and situations. The Bichon Frise might be just the dog for you. Check out our available puppies to see if we have one of these delightful pups in store.