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Bichon Frise

Size: Small

Weight: 10 - 14 lbs.

Height: 9" - 12"

Life Span: 12 - 15 years

Health Problems: Allergies; patellar luxation; Cushing's disease

Origin: Mediterranean

Also Known As: Bichon Tenerife, Bichon a Poil Frise

Group: Companion

Category: Companion Dog

Exercise Needs

The Bichon Frise requires moderate exercise.

Grooming Needs

Your Bichon Frise needs brushing and combing every other day. Trim once a month.


The Bichon Frise is playful, gentle and affectionate

Compatibility with Kids

Very good with children.


Dating back to the Middle Ages, this breed was favored by royalty as a companion dog and performer.

Dog Food for Your Bichon Frise

Small breed puppy food

Small Breed Puppy

For the care and nutrition of Small Breed Puppies.

Small breed adult dog food

Small Breed Adult

Carefully formulated for the care and nutrition of Small Breed dogs.

Food for dogs with sensitive stomachs

Sensitive Solutions

Features the SmartDefense™ System, with vitamins C & E.

Small Breed Adult Picky No More dog food

Picky No More™ Small Breed

Created to please even the pickiest of small breed dogs. 

Small breed senior dog food

Small Breed Senior

Helps support the lifelong health of small breeds.