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Bichon Frise Breeders Albuquerque NM

The Bichon Frise is a small, happy breed whose coat is considered hypoallergenic. A good companion dog for people of all ages. For more information please read on the following article.

Bichon Frise

The Bichon Frise is a small, happy breed whose coat is considered hypoallergenic. A good companion dog for people of all ages.

Physical Characteristics

  • Small, solid build
  • Black nose
  • Hanging ears are hidden by coat
  • Dark round eyes
  • Feathered tail curls over back
  • Coat: Curly outer hair with silky undercoat
  • Color is most commonly white but sometimes has apricot or cream-colored shadings
  • Height: 9-12 inches
  • Weight: 7-12 pounds
  • Average lifespan: 14 years

Temperament

  • Happy, loving, social, independent, energetic, intelligent, friendly, cheerful
  • Interaction with people: Good with children and seniors; loves human companionship
  • Interaction with animals: Good with other dogs, pets
  • Training: May be difficult to housebreak
  • Protection: Good watchdog

At Home

  • OK for apartments
  • Needs daily walks
  • Enjoys running free in safe areas

Grooming

  • Light shedder
  • Needs frequent grooming
  • Bathe at least once a month
  • Trim hair from around eyes and ears
  • Clean eyes
  • May professionally groom occasionally

Brief History

  • Originated in the Mediterranean region during the 14th century
  • Favored by Italian nobility during the 1300s
  • Descended as a cross between the Barbet water spaniel and the poodle
  • Popular with French royalty in the 16th century
  • Featured in many famous Spanish paintings, including those of Francisco Goya

Fido's Facts

  • "Barbichon," which may be the root of this breed's name, is French for "goatee"
  • Often used as currency in the ba...

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