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Dog Ratings

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Affectionate
Affectionate
Hypoallergenic
Hypoallergenic
New People
New People
Other Dogs
Other Dogs
Cats
Cats
Popularity
Popularity
Intelligence
Intelligence
Playful
Playful
Children
Children
Training
Training
Shedding
Shedding
Healthiness
Healthiness
Grooming
Grooming
Energy
Energy
Watchdog
Watchdog

Dog Information

Body Size:
Small
Coat Type:
Medium
Price:
$450 - $600
Lifespan:
12 yrs - 15 yrs
Weight:
7 lbs - 12 lbs
Height:
9 " - 11 "
Breed Group:
Non-sporting

Overview

The Bichon Frise is a playful, sensitive, happy, and affectionate small dog breed that can bring a lot of love and happiness into your life. This small dog may often be called by the name of Bicon Tenerife, Powder Puff, rather than its common breed name of Bichon Frise. When we think about dogs, we often do not think of their blood line or where they came from, the Bichon Frise descends from Barbet, Coton De Tulear, and Maltese. The Bichon Frise can live anywhere from 12 to 15 years, giving everyone around them a lasting experience with their playful, sensitive, happy, and affectionate personality! The Bichon Frise belongs to the Non-sporting breed group, which allows you to easily find other small dogs that are similar to this one. Many who have owned the Bichon Frise are very happy with their choice in small dog due to the playful, sensitive, happy, and affectionate personality that it has. The Bichon Frise may be the perfect dog for your lifestyle, continue reading to learn more and help you decide if this is the small dog for you!

Body Characteristics

The Bichon Frise is known for its Small size, which may be a deciding factor for those searching for a small dog. The Bichon Frise, or Bicon Tenerife, Powder Puff, varies in height from anywhere between 9in to 11in, which may be a deciding factor for many who are looking into this small dog. The Bichon Frise can weight anywhere between 7lbs and 12lbs, but as with all animals, if they do not get their exercise they may exceed the average maximum. The Bichon Frise is a small dog with a Medium, dense, soft, and stands away from the body type coat, which make it a great indoor and outdoor companion. If you are looking into choosing the Bichon Frise to join your family, you may find it with a coat in the colors of white.

Temperament

The Bichon Frise is a very smart dog that will always surprise you with the things it may learn how to do. If you are looking for a dog that will be easy to train and entertain you loved ones with its tricks, the Bichon Frise is perfect for you. The Bichon Frise is a pretty playful dog, but it may have its moments of being lazy and wanting to lay around. When it comes to energy, the Bichon Frise ranks as average, one day it might be the most energetic dog ever and the next it might want to sleep all day long. The Bichon Frise is VERY affectionate and needs lots of love and attention, you will never be lonely with this small dog in your home. The Bichon Frise is good around children, but can occasionally become annoyed with them and may want ti keep its distance. If you want a friendly dog to take to the park without having to worry about strangers, then the Bichon Frise will be perfect for you. The Bichon Frise is average at being a watchdog, it could either do really well or not even care depending on its mood. If you want to have a home with multiple dogs, the Bichon Frise will be a great addition to your family as it gets along so well with other dogs. The Bichon Frise loves cats, it might even take all of your cats attention and they could spend all their time together!

Maintanence

When it comes to shedding, the Bichon Frise sheds much less than most, it will require less clean up than the Miniature Bull Terrier, Norwegian Lundehund, or Volpino would need. The Bichon Frise is hypoallergenic and is a great dog for those who have allergies but still want a pet. The Bichon Frise is average when it comes to grooming, it will require about the same as most dogs to keep up with. When it comes to health, the Bichon Frise is average and will normally have minimal issues that most dogs will face. As with all living things, there are some health issues that we may encounter, for the Bichon Frise these issues include Bladder Problems, Allergies, and Pateller Luxation. The Bichon Frise, like all dogs, will need to have routine visits to the vet and groomer, the upkeep for this dog is $1200 per year.

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