Bichon Frise Dogs 101 – 10 Facts Cutest Dog
Is that a cotton candy dog?
No, that’s a Bichon Frise.
He’s a lapful of charm in a cotton-ball
cloud of curly white hair.
The Bichon Frise is one of the sweetest and
most affectionate dog breeds.
He loves to be the center of attention, which
isn’t surprising given that he was once adored
by royalty and has performed tricks to the
roars of circus crowds.
His dark eyes sparkle with mischief, but like
his cousins the Havanese and the Maltese,
he mostly uses his powers for good.
Sure the Bichon Frise is adorable — but
what else is there to know about these fluffy
Hi, Welcome to Animal Facts and here are ten
decadent facts about the Bichon Frise.
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Ozzie the bichon frise probably has more Facebook
friends than you.
Ozzie can skateboard, do laundry, and melt
Owner Kayleigh Langdon set up a Facebook page
to show fans what Ozzie is up to.
Thanks to a wide array of props and tricks,
the dog never disappoints his 7000+ followers.
“Ozzie has always been a diva so it’s great
that he finally has the fans to go with it,”
Seriously, you got to check it out.
The bichon frise is thought to be a descendant
of the water spaniel and was known in the
Mediterranean area as far back as the Middle
Some historians believe the breed actually
originated in the Canary Islands and was brought
to Europe by sailors.
Bichons have long been recognized as good
companion dogs, mostly because of their cheerful,
They were quite popular with European nobility,
in the English court during Henry II’s reign,
and were even included in paintings by Goya.
In the 19th century, bichon frises grew popular
Audiences found them performing frequently
in circuses and with street performers like
The breed’s clownish personality and friendliness
made them well-suited for old-timey show business.
The breed was first brought to the United
States in 1956 by a French family named Picault.
The breed was recognized in 1973 by the American
Kennel Club as a non-sporting dog.
In recent years, bichons have become popular
as people learned about the desirable traits
of the breed.
“Bichon frise” is french for “curly lap dog”.
“Frise” is the French word for “curly,” and
a “bichon” is a type of lap dog.
Similar breeds like Maltese and Havanese dogs
are also bichons.
Temperament is something many Bichon Frise
lovers consider a telling characteristic of
While a cheerful, playful and affectionate
attitude is par for the course when you’re
around a Bichon, don’t be surprised when their
comedic side comes out, as well.
They love to play and enjoy spending one-on-one
time with their owners.
Often considered a great family dog, Bichons
tend to be peaceful with everyone, from kids
and adults to other pets in the home.
Bichons may be small dogs — large specimens
reach barely a foot in height — but they’re
Despite their diminutive size, they’re not
classified as a Toy breed by the American
Kennel Club; instead, they’re members of the
Bichons are always white (although puppies
may be cream or pale yellow), with black eyes
and black noses.
Their arched necks give them a proud, confident
look, while their well-plumed tails curve
gracefully over their backs.
Because they don’t shed like other breeds,
Bichons often are recommended for people with
This is something you should discuss with
your allergist since not everyone reacts the
same way to a Bichon.
Before making a commitment to getting a Bichon
— or any type of dog — be sure to spend
some time in the presence of the breed if
you have allergies.
No breed is guaranteed hypoallergenic.
Bichons are active dogs, but because they
are small, they don’t need too much room to
romp and are suitable for apartment living.
Bichons are not known for barking, which is
a real plus for city dwellers, but don’t count
on them to guard your home, either.
While most Bichon owners will tell you the
breed is easy to live with and that they are
very peaceful, it’s also true that these dogs
know how to play boss.
The Bichon Frise has been known to have an
independent streak, while at the same time
being susceptible to separation anxiety.
Bichons are a social breed, dependent on their
human companions, so they don’t like being
left alone for long periods of time.
The characteristic fluffiness associated with
the breed actually requires a lot of work,
so that’s something to keep in mind before
deciding to get one.
Known as a “high maintenance breed”, your
Bichon will need a lot of grooming, and it
takes both time and practice to get the techniques
Well, there ya have it, ten fascinating facts
about the cotton puff companion, the Bichon
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