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The Bichon Frise' originated in the Mediterranean ..area. He was bred for no other reason than to be pampered and admired.
Males: 9 ½ to 11 1/2 at the shoulder.
Females: 9 ½ to 11 ½ at the shoulder.
White with shadings of buff, cream or apricot around the ears or on the body as long as it does not cover more than 10% of the body.
Medium long. Undercoat soft and dense - the outer coat is coarse and curly.
Very friendly and outgoing with people.
Very loyal to owner.
Usually trustworthy off lead when properly trained.
Can be destructive if not supervised.
Usually very vocal.
Should not be trusted with small children.
Usually difficult to housebreak.
Not usually good with other animals.
Reception to Training:
A fair candidate if not spoiled.
Allergies, Epilepsy, PRA, cataracts.
A very beautiful little dog. This dog is better owned by a single owner that has lots of time to give him.The most expense will be grooming.
If looking for a Conformation Show dog, this is a fair to good choice.
If looking for a Pet/Companion Dog, a fair choice.
If looking for an Obedience Dog, a fair choice.