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Bichon Frise

Bichon Frise

The Bichon Frise is a charming and intelligent breed with a velvety coat. They were once popular with European nobility, but because of war and other factors, many Bichons found themselves on the streets. After that, their trainability and adorable looks gave them good luck in show business and they became popular circus performers in Europe.

Average Height

9-11 inches

Average Weight

7-12 lbs

Grooming

Bichons need to be brushed at least three times a week. Their shed hair typically gets caught in their undercoat, and needs to be brushed out to prevent matting. To avoid health problems, their ears should be checked, teeth brushed, and nails trimmed as part of regular grooming.

Shedding

Bichon Frises are considered hypoallergenic because they shed very little.

Energy Level

The Bichon Frise is playful and gentle. They require exercise daily, and are quick learners and fast runners.