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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.