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Bichon Frise

UK KC Classification Toy
Country of Origin Mediterranean Region
Date of Origin Middle Ages
Height 23 - 30 cm (9 - 11 inches)
Weight 3 - 6 Kgs (7 - 12 lbs)
Life Expectancy 14 Yrs

Main Characteristics

Bichon Frise are well balanced, lively dogs. Their coat is silky with soft curls and it is white in colour.


Bichon Frise are friendly, outgoing dogs.


If you are considering a Bichon Frise as a pet, consider the following points:
They are suitable for urban living
They are usually ok with children
They require a lot of grooming
They are easy to obedience train
They usually get on well with other dogs

Interesting Facts

Bichon Frise are also known as:
Bichon Frisé
Bichon Tenerife
Bichon à poil frisé
Tenerife Dog

Bichon Frise means 'curly lap dog' in French.


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