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Bichon Frise Facts

Common Name:
Most widely used name for this species
Bichon Frise
The area where the animal first came from
Average Size:
The average length (L) or height (H) of the animal
30cm (12in)
Average Weight:
The average measurement of how heavy the animal is
8kg (18lbs)
Average Lifespan:
The average time the animal lives for
15 years
The domestic group such as cat or dog
Gun Dog
The colour of the animal's coat or markings
Average Litter Size:
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 Bichon Frise Locations
Map of Europe

Bichon Frise

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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"bichons are cute dogs. "
"I have a bichon frise named Toby, he is so fiesty and energetic. thanks for the facts i will use them in my essay:)"
Savanna Wachter
"I have a bichon named Molly and she is adorable and super sweet. (:"
Sara Mackall
"These are great facts. My cousin has a Bichon. I am going to use these facts for my schools academic fair"
"i have one named boly"
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First Published: 10th November 2008, Last Updated: 8th November 2019

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