Bichon Frise Dogs 101 – 10 Facts Cutest Dog

Is that a cotton candy dog? No, that’s a Bichon Frise. A whu? He’s a lapful of charm in a cotton-ball
cloud of curly white hair. The Bichon Frise is one of the sweetest and
most affectionate dog breeds. He loves to be the center of attention, which
isn’t surprising given that he was once adored by royalty and has performed tricks to the
roars of circus crowds. His dark eyes sparkle with mischief, but like
his cousins the Havanese and the Maltese, he mostly uses his powers for good. Sure the Bichon Frise is adorable — but
what else is there to know about these fluffy pups? Hi, Welcome to Animal Facts and here are ten
decadent facts about the Bichon Frise. Let’s get started. But, before we start, take a moment to like
and subscribe for more fun, fauna facts. Let us know about your doggy in the comments
below. 10. Ozzie the bichon frise probably has more Facebook
friends than you. Ozzie can skateboard, do laundry, and melt
your heart. Owner Kayleigh Langdon set up a Facebook page
to show fans what Ozzie is up to. Thanks to a wide array of props and tricks,
the dog never disappoints his 7000+ followers. “Ozzie has always been a diva so it’s great
that he finally has the fans to go with it,” Langdon said. Seriously, you got to check it out. 9. The bichon frise is thought to be a descendant
of the water spaniel and was known in the Mediterranean area as far back as the Middle
Ages. Some historians believe the breed actually
originated in the Canary Islands and was brought to Europe by sailors. Bichons have long been recognized as good
companion dogs, mostly because of their cheerful, even temperaments. They were quite popular with European nobility,
in the English court during Henry II’s reign, and were even included in paintings by Goya. 8. In the 19th century, bichon frises grew popular
as entertainers. Audiences found them performing frequently
in circuses and with street performers like organ grinders. The breed’s clownish personality and friendliness
made them well-suited for old-timey show business. The breed was first brought to the United
States in 1956 by a French family named Picault. The breed was recognized in 1973 by the American
Kennel Club as a non-sporting dog. In recent years, bichons have become popular
as people learned about the desirable traits of the breed. 7. “Bichon frise” is french for “curly lap dog”. “Frise” is the French word for “curly,” and
a “bichon” is a type of lap dog. Similar breeds like Maltese and Havanese dogs
are also bichons. 6. Temperament is something many Bichon Frise
lovers consider a telling characteristic of the breed. While a cheerful, playful and affectionate
attitude is par for the course when you’re around a Bichon, don’t be surprised when their
comedic side comes out, as well. They love to play and enjoy spending one-on-one
time with their owners. Often considered a great family dog, Bichons
tend to be peaceful with everyone, from kids and adults to other pets in the home. 5. Bichons may be small dogs — large specimens
reach barely a foot in height — but they’re hardy. Despite their diminutive size, they’re not
classified as a Toy breed by the American Kennel Club; instead, they’re members of the
Non-Sporting Group. Bichons are always white (although puppies
may be cream or pale yellow), with black eyes and black noses. Their arched necks give them a proud, confident
look, while their well-plumed tails curve gracefully over their backs. 4. Because they don’t shed like other breeds,
Bichons often are recommended for people with allergies. This is something you should discuss with
your allergist since not everyone reacts the same way to a Bichon. Before making a commitment to getting a Bichon
— or any type of dog — be sure to spend some time in the presence of the breed if
you have allergies. No breed is guaranteed hypoallergenic. 3. Bichons are active dogs, but because they
are small, they don’t need too much room to romp and are suitable for apartment living. Bichons are not known for barking, which is
a real plus for city dwellers, but don’t count on them to guard your home, either. 2. While most Bichon owners will tell you the
breed is easy to live with and that they are very peaceful, it’s also true that these dogs
know how to play boss. The Bichon Frise has been known to have an
independent streak, while at the same time being susceptible to separation anxiety. Bichons are a social breed, dependent on their
human companions, so they don’t like being left alone for long periods of time. 1. The characteristic fluffiness associated with
the breed actually requires a lot of work, so that’s something to keep in mind before
deciding to get one. Known as a “high maintenance breed”, your
Bichon will need a lot of grooming, and it takes both time and practice to get the techniques
down. Well, there ya have it, ten fascinating facts
about the cotton puff companion, the Bichon Frise. We love hearing about your pooches, so let
us know about your Bichon below. Before ya go, take a moment to like and subscribe
for more fun, fauna facts, And as always, catch ya next time.

30 thoughts on “Bichon Frise Dogs 101 – 10 Facts Cutest Dog

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  • We love our Bichon Frise Stella so much we want another one and will breed her soon…do you have any tips for breeding? I love her cute loveable nature and her brown nose with pinkish eyes which is rare in Bichon Frise..she already has a boyfriend who is slightly smaller named Shamrock. I can hardly wait to see their offspring!

  • Since I don’t want to deal with dog hairs all over my hairs I’ve settled on getting a Bichon Frise when I get older and a lot of my friends have one and I love them

    1. He looks like a stuffed Animal
    2:I feel so accomplished 🥳

  • I love my Bichone Freddie he is our third one. They are precious, smart, sweet, gentle, and love everyone.

  • Ive had 2 bichons, i had a 12 year old Bichon ned Houston who unfortunately passed away in May, he was my first dog and he was the best dog in the world 😭 Now its just me and my other fur baby, Dallas, whos 3. I might be a little biased but bichons are the best

  • I can say bichons are one of the breeds that can become very old. In most breeds dogs older that 15 are not very common, in bichons a lot of them are 16 – 17 – 19 years old. Another "Mathusalem" is the little pyrenean sheepdog (berger des pyrennées)

  • Our boy Shiloh is 12 years old and has totally stolen our hearts. Great companion, wonderful traveler, loyal to a fault. Can’t imagine life without our Shiloh. Very affectionate also.

  • Thank YOU! 💖. My first Bichon lived 13 years A true beautiful friend. She was very territorial about our house and yard. If she felt threatened. wow, she would be on ankles and back legs fast!!!! My new one is 3 months old. Giving me fits as to her stubbornness about not being co.operative. 🙄🙄. Like spending 25 mins outside w.her only to have her poop on my floor!!!!! I spanked her gentle behind saying NO NO as I held her 👃 over the poop. She was not happy. She will learn 😍.. Bichons are very loving. Funny .Attached. 💞💚❤💙💜

  • It's bi-SHONE, not bi-ZHON, plus your delivery leaves something to be desired. Slow down and enunciate more clearly. Also, having that little kid announce each number was annoying. Other than that, it was fine.

  • I love my baby but I got her at 5 months. It’s been so hard to potty train her and I clean up pee 4 times a day, but I’ve taught her several tricks. She’s also very vocal. I need HELP!

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