Wednesday, June 10, 2009

About Bishon Frises

You can't go wrong with a dog whose name literally means, "curly lap dog". The Bichon Frise is a non-shedding, pure white, curly dog that's small enough to rest in your lap. Despite the short coat, the dog requires regular brushing and bathing as part of its grooming regimen. People with dog allergies will be relieved that the dog's coat is hypoallergenic. Bathe once per month and brush throughout the week to allay tangles and matted hair. Hints of Apricot and Cream are sometimes seen in the otherwise white-coated breed. In general, it's a small, happy dog with a lot of cheer and fellowship in nature. Its head looks like a giant circular ball of white fluffy hair dotted with dark eyes, a dark nose, and dark lips. This powderpuff dog is genuinely appealing because of its round tuft of white hair that looks like an Afro haircut. It's a sweet, little trooper that thrives on human company. The Bichon Frise has a 3 or 4-inch undercoat that's soft, silky, and smooth feeling. It's independent unlike some toy dogs, notably Chihuahuas. Some toy dogs have a problem with being dependent, jealous, or scared. This bold, lively, sweet dog will be your best friend, and it doesn't require every ounce of time you have. Furthermore, it doesn't bark too much or befriend only its master. It loves all visitors and strangers. The only downside is that it's difficult to housebreak, a common trait for toy dogs. They're genuinely happy when inscribed into the family's rituals and experiences. They want to be included in almost everything. They have a height of 9 to 12 inches and a weight of 7 to 12 pounds. Eye problems such as terrible cataracts, runny and watery eyes, and other problems like ear, skin, and kneecap issues are notable. They shouldn't be bitten or scraped because they're very touchy and sensitive to such violence. The Bichon Frise can thrive in an apartment in a pinch. They need exercise, but their small size gets them enough space to get adequate workouts inside the home. Most toy dogs live pretty long, and the Bichon is no exception. It lives almost 15 years, sometimes more. Five puppies is the average for a litter, and the range goes from one or two to a maximum of six puppies. The breed dates its origin to the 13th century. Its ancestry is derived from the Barbet Water Spaniel and Standard Poodle. It, like most toy dogs, was a favorite of royal courts, especially the French. It can be used a show dog, gun dog, and companion. It's ill suited to other uses. Some owners report that it's a good watchdog. Bichon Frises shouldn't be left alone for extended periods of time.

Also called Tenerife Dog.


Anonymous said...

cool dog

Christina said...

I have one of these- his name is JP (Jesus' Puppy) because we felt Jesus led us to him. The people that had him didn't want him because they couldn't potty train him. So we got him for free. I took him home put baby diapers and a onsie on him at night for a week and let him out every 1/2 hour during the day and that was all it took and he was potty trained. That was 3yrs. ago. We just love him. We also have a female Chihuahua.