Bichon Frise Facts
Most widely used name for this species
The area where the animal first came from
The average length (L) or height (H) of the animal
The average measurement of how heavy the animal is
The average time the animal lives for
The domestic group such as cat or dog
The colour of the animal's coat or markings
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The average number of babies born at once
The way the animal thinks, behaves or reacts
|Happy, playful and energetic|
The level of house-training needed for the animal
|Should be trained from an early age due to its hyperactive nature|
Bichon Frise Location
Map of Europe
The well-bred Bichon Frise is gentle mannered, feisty, sensitive, playful, and affectionate. A cheerful attitude is a prominent personality trait.
Most Bichon Frise enjoy socialising with people and most dogs. Bichon Frise may be relatively stubborn, but are also said to be patient.
They may tend to nip gently in play. They may have sudden bursts of energy resulting in the blitz or buzz, where they race around in circles until they collapse happily onto their backs.Bichon Frise are wonderful family dogs.
The Bichon Frise is a small but sturdy dog that has a black nose and dark round eyes, and its white hair consists of a curly outer-coat and a silky undercoat.
The Bichon Frise descended from the Barbet or Water Spaniel, from which came the name Barbichon, later shortened to Bichon. The Bichons were divided into four categories which are the Bichon Malteise, the Bichon Bolognaise, the Bichon Havanese and the Bichon Tenerife. All originated in the Mediterranean area.
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First Published: 10th November 2008, Last Updated: 8th November 2019
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