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The Bichon Frise

  • The Bichon Frise originated in France.
  • Height: Male Bichon Frises range from 9 inches to 12 inches. Female Bichon Frises range from 9 inches to 11 inches.
  • Weight: Bichon Frises range from 7 to 12 pounds.
  • Bichon Frises are typically white, but can be shades of cream or apricot.
  • Bichon Frises have a soft and dense undercoat and an outercoat that is coarse, puffy and curly. The Bichon Frise non-shedding coat must be kept dry and brushed out to prevent matting. Show cut requires daily brushing/ Pet cut requires brushing every other day.
  • The Bichon Frise is very perky and playful. A friendly dog breed, the Bichon Frise gets along well with strangers, small children and other dogs and pets. The Bichon Frise can bark alot.
  • The Bichon Frise is susceptible to eye, skin and ear problems, epilepsy and dislocated kneecaps.
  • The expected life span of the Bichon Frise is 12-15 years.
  • Living Environment: Bichon Frises do well in apartments if they are walked twice a day. The Bichon Frise is a good dog breed for the elderly as long as they can exercise it.
  • The Bichon Frise is in the Non-Sporting group.