Bichon Frise

The Bichon Frise is a gentle-mannered breed that originated in the 13th century. They are lively and animated and make a delightful, amusing companion.
Bichon Frise Information

Average sizes and life expectancy of the breed


9.5-11.5 Inches


7-12 Lbs.


12-15 Years

Bichon Frise Information

The Bichon Frise is a small, white dog with a curly coat. It is a member of the Bichon family, which includes other small dogs such as the Maltese and Havanese. 

The breed originated in the Mediterranean and was popular among French royalty in the Middle Ages. 

The Bichon Frise is an intelligent, cheerful, and playful dog that is good with children and other pets. 

Bichon Frise Exercise Needs

The Bichon Frise is a relatively active breed that needs daily exercise to stay healthy and happy. A daily walk or play session will suffice, although some dogs may require more activity than others. 

The breed is also known for being good swimmers, so swimming is an excellent way to exercise a Bichon Frise.

Bichon Frise Training

The Bichon Frise is an intelligent breed that is easy to train. However, like all dogs, they require their owners’ patience and consistency. Basic obedience training is recommended for all dog owners, and the Bichon Frise is no exception. 

The breed is also known for being good at tricks, so consider teaching your dog some fun tricks to keep them mentally stimulated.

Bichon Frise Health Issues

The Bichon Frise is generally a healthy breed with few health problems. However, like all dogs, they are susceptible to certain health conditions. Some of the most common health issues seen in the breed include allergies, ear infections, and patellar luxation. 

Overall, the Bichon Frise is a hardy breed that can enjoy a long, healthy life with proper care.

Bichon Frise Grooming

The Bichon Frise has a thick, curly coat that requires regular grooming to keep it looking its best. The breed is an average shedder, but their coat does require daily brushing to prevent mats and tangles. 

The Bichon Frise should also be trimmed or clipped every few months to maintain a neat appearance.

Breed Identification


White, May Have Cream Shadings



Breed Care


Every day


Up to 30 minutes per day


Cataracts, Corneal Dystrophy, Patellar Luxation, Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease

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