Bichon Frise breed information, pictures and more...

Tenerife Dog, Bichon Tenerife, Bichon a poil Frise
AKC Toy Dogs, FCI Group IX.: Companion and Toy Dogs, TKC Toy
Dogs 9-12 inches (23-30 cm)
Bitches 9-11 inches (23-28 cm)
Dogs 7-12 pounds (3-5 kg)
Bitches 5-10 pounds (2-5 kg)
13-15 years
3 to 5
Very high

The Bichon Frise is a small, sturdy and charming puffball of a dog with a loosely curled double coat consisting of a textured outer coat lined with a soft, fine, silky undercoat virtually hypo-allergenic.

It is usually all white, but cream, gray or apricot hairs are permitted. Its tail is curved over its back. They have merry temperament, love to be the center of attention and are always eager to please. They make a delightful and amusing companion. This breed is gentle-mannered, sensitive, very playful and affectionate. The Bichon Frise is good with children and other pets.


White, cream or apricot up to 18 months of age.


Long and loosely curling. They should be groomed frequently and bathed every month, moreover professional grooming is recommended every 4 weeks. This breed should be trimmed for a rounded appearance, and clean the eyes extensively to prevent staining. Show dogs are trimmed with scissors. The body of the pet dogs may be clipped with electric clippers though the rest of the dog must still be scissored. The Bichon sheds little to no hair and is good for allergy suffers.

Health Issues:

No known heritable problems. Some problems with knees, block tear ducts, skin ailments, watery eyes, cataracts and epilepsy. They can be very sensitive to flea bites. To minimize the risk of your Bichon Frise developing any hereditary health issues, you should buy a puppy from a reputable Bichon Frise breeder

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