Bichon Frise – Details About This Cute Dog Breed

If you want to have a Bichon Frise, here are some things to know before getting them first.

BICHON FRISE – This is a cute and cheerful dog breed that has a lot of love to give to its human companions as well as some mischief.

Pronounced BEE-shawn FREE-say, the plural form of this noun is Bichons Frises. A bichon is one of the cutest dog breeds of all time. This is easily your happiest and most enthusiastic furry companion. They have actually been around for a long time already and at one point, they used to be circus dogs.

Bichon Frise
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Their origins is believed to be somewhere in the Mediterranean. It is also thought that they were brought by Spanish sailors to Tenerife in the Canary Islands. From this point, they were taken to Europe by Italian sailors somewhere around the 14th century. They quickly became a favorite in Europe most especially in parts such as Italy, France, and Spain. They reached the USA in 1956 and in 1972, they were recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC).


  • This dog breed is considered as the among the world’s great ‘personality dogs’.
  • They are loved for their charm, beauty, and intelligence.
  • Their powder-puff coat may come in white, white and buff, cream, apricot or gray.
  • Bichons are playful yet gentle dogs and they are very good around kids.
  • They are active but they are small which makes them a good pet for apartment living. Apart from this, they bark rarely which is a plus for city dwellers.
  • Since they have quite the thick coat, they need regular grooming, bathing, and trimming.
  • They are small dogs and they can weigh around 10-18 pounds and stand at 10-12 inches tall at the shoulder.
  • Among their distinct features include black eyes and a short, blunt muzzle.
  • They may be prone to some health problems like allergies, ear infections, and dental problems.
  • A bichon can typically live 10 to 15 years.

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Meanwhile, the other dog breeds that are famous in the Philippines are beagles, poodles, pugs, golden retrievers, Siberian huskies, shih tzus, chihuahuas, German shepherds, Dobermans, and labrador retrievers.

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