Is a Bichon Frise the best pet dog or puppy to suit your lifestyle.

Bichon Frise

Choosing a Bichon Frise as your pet dog or puppy:--

General Description

Good natured dogs that make excellent pets . Easily recognisable with a fluffy, predominately white coat.
Suitable Owners

Gentle, caring owner who appreciates the companionship and low exercise requrements, must also be prepared for the possible amount of grooming that may be required.


Originally from the Canary Islands, a non-sporting dog bred as a companion.
Dog Group - Kennel Club:


The Bichon Frise sheds practically no hair at all.

Coat should be cut every few months depending on your preferred length. May need brushing daily and frequent washing to remove knotting and any debris collected from exercising outside.

Average Height:

 23-28 cms, 9-11 ins.
Average Weight:

 3-6 kgs. 7-12 lbs.

White with cream, sometimes with apricot shadings.

The Bichon Frise is an incredibly cheerful little dog who likes being the centre of attention. A friendly dog who likes to be at your heels or in your lap at all times. They are naturally gentle, intelligent, playful and happy and will bond with all members of the family.


Low to medium exercise requirements. will enjoy playing with the family at home.
Average Lifespan: 

14 yrs.
Possible Disadvantages

Although tolerant of small children, because the dogs small size care should be taken if rough and tumble games are involved in play.

Potential Health Concerns

Cataracts, possible epilepsy and can be prone to gum disease.
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