At A Glance

Size: Small

Weight: 10 - 14 lbs.

Height: 9" - 12"

Life Span: 12 - 15 years

Bichon Frise

Also know as: Bichon Tenerife, Bichon a Poil Frise

Group: Non-sporting

Origin: Mediterranean

Today's Role: Companion Dog

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

Temperament / Behavior
The Bichon Frise is playful, gentle and affectionate

Breed-Related Health Concerns
Allergies; patellar luxation; Cushing's disease

Special Needs
Exercise: The Bichon Frise requires moderate exercise.

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


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