Well balanced dog of smart apperance, closely coated with handsome plume carried over the back. Natural
white coat curling loosely. Head carriage proud and high.
Characteristics & Temperament
Gay, happy, lively little dog. Friendly and out-going.
Head & Skull
Ratio of muzzle length to skull length 3:5. On a head of the correct width and length, lines drawn
between the outer corners of the eyes and nose will create a near equilateral triangle. Whole head in balance with body.
Muzzle not thick, heavy or snipey. Cheeks flat, not very strongly muscled. Stop moderate but definite, hollow between eye-brows
just visible. Skull slightly rounded, not coarse, with hair accentuation rounded apperance. Nose large, round, black, soft
Dark, round with black eye rims, surrounded by dark haloes, consisting of well pigmented skin. Forward-looking,
fairly large but not almond shaped, neither obliquely set nor protruding. Showing no white when looking forward. Alert, full
Hanging close to head, well covered with long flowing hair longer than leathers, set on slightly
higher than eye level and rather forward when dog alert, forward edge touching skull. Leather reaching approximately half
way along muzzle.
Jaws strong, with a perfect, regular and complete scissor bite - upper teeth closely overlapping
lower teeth and set square to the jaws. Full dentition desirable. Lips fine, fairly tight and complete black.
|Emma - Starsparkle Bichon Frise
Arched neck fairly long, about one-third the length of body. Carried high and proudly. Round and
slim near head, gradually broadening to fit smoothly into shoulders.
Shoulders oblique not prominet, equal in length to upper arm. Upper arm fits close to the body. Legs
straight, perpendicular, when seen from front; not too finely boned. Pasterns shorts an straight viewed from front, very slightly
sloping viewed from side.
Forechest well developed, deep brisket. Ribs well sprung, floating ribs not terminating abruptly.
Loin broad, well muscled, slightly arched and well tucked up. Pelvis broad, croup slightly rounded. Length from withers to
tailset should equal height from withers to ground.
Thighs broad and well rounded. Stifles well bent; hocks well angulated and metatarsals perpendicular.
|Hardy-Flap's Bichon Frise
Tight, rounded and well knuckled up. Pads black. Nails preferably black.
Normally carried raised and curved gracefully over the back but not tightly curled. Never docked.
Carried in line with backbone, only hair touching back; tail itself not in contact. Set on level with topline, neither too
high nor too low. Corkscrew tail undesirable.
Balanced and effortless with an easy reach and drive maintaining a steady and level topline. Legs
moving straight along line of travel, with hind pads showing.
Fine, silky and with soft corkscrew curls. Neither flat nor corded, and measuring 7 - 10 cms
in length. The dog may be presented untrimmed of have muzzle and feet slightly tidied up.
White, but cream or apricot markings acceptable up to 18 months. Under white coat, dark pigment desirable.
Ideal height 23 - 28 cm at withers.
Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which
the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree.
Male should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.