Bichon Frise Breed

Bichon Frise :

General Information
Dog Name: Bichon Frise
Dog breed Group: Companion dogs
Size Category: Small dog breeds
Height: Ranges from nine inches to eleven inches (measured from the shoulder).
Weight: Ranges from 7 to 12 pounds.
Lifespan: Ranges from 12 to 15 years.

Brief History
The earliest known instance of the Bichon Frise was in the fourteenth century, when French sailors brought them home with them from Tenerife. These fluffy little dogs instantly became beloved companions to European royals – King Henry III loved his Bichon Frises so much that he carried them everywhere with him in a special basket which hung from his neck. Sadly this popularity didn't last, and by the nineteenth century the breed was more commonly seen with organ grinders and street performers. Nowadays, the Bichon Frise is a beloved family pet to millions across Europe and the USA.

Dog Breed Characteristics

A. Protection Ability
The Bichon Frise is simply too laid back to be an effective protector. With virtually no aggressive or protective tendencies, this breed is much more suited to lazing inside the house rather than protecting it.

B. Ease of Training
This breed is intelligent and eager to please. They perform very well with obedience training, and are particularly talented at tricks and canine sports.

C. Playfulness
The Bichon Frise relishes being the centre of attention, and they are known for their cheerful disposition. Always ready to play, this breed is particularly suited to families with young children.

D. Exercise needs
Whilst this breed is primarily an indoor dog, they have lots of energy and should exercise daily. This can often be accomplished through play. If they don't get enough exercise, these dogs will become destructive.

E. Adaptability
This breed can adapt to most situations, but it cannot abide being alone and often suffers separation anxiety. Bichon Frises should only be cared for by owners who have the time and energy to spend an awful lot of time with them!