The Bichon Frise is a small white dog that typically weighs between seven to ten pounds. They stand from nine to twelve inches in height and have dark brown or black eyes and black lips and nose. Although mostly white in color, some Bichon Frises have shades of apricot, buff, or cream around their feathery drop ears. They have short legs and a longer body, and a curved tail, which goes over the Bichon Fries back. The first time people see a Bichon Frise, they fall in love with not only their beauty but their entertaining, loveable personality. When looking for a true family pet, the little, adorable Bichon Frises are perfect.
Bichon Frises are adorable little dogs that make delightful, wonderful family pets partly because of their merry disposition but also their playful temperament. They are full of love, energy, are sociable and get along well with children and other family dogs and pets. Because of its small size, a Bichon Frise is best suited to children that are older and know how to treat the dog properly. Most Bichon Frises are outgoing, friendly, and welcome relatives and strangers with affection. These charming, gentle little dogs love human company, need to be around people, and are happiest being with their human family and taken wherever they go.
Although Bichon Frises are affectionate and cuddly, they have an independent spirit that is lively and bold. Unlike some other small breeds of dog, Bichon Frises are not usually yappy but do make a good watchdog by alerting you when someone is at the door. This breed of dog is obedient, competitive and loves performing tricks to entertain and show off because they love the attention.
Although extremely intelligent, like many smaller dog breeds, Bichon Frise can sometimes be difficult to housebreak and this can become frustrating. Be sure to have a feeding and walking schedule where you take him out everyday at the same time. Keep an eye open for his bathroom signals such as circling or sniffing and quickly take him outside. Lots of love and positive training methods work best.
Because of their small size, Bichon Frise can live in a small house, condominium, apartment or huge mansion and adapt readily as long as there are with their human family. When it comes to exercise, Bichon Frises are very active small dogs that love to run around and play but enjoy going for walks with their owner.
Bichon Frises are extremely social animals that are happiest when with their family or owner. They do not require a lot of strenuous exercise but do require quality lap time where they receive a lot of cuddling and affection. Bichon Frise do make a wonderful family pet.