For the Love of Bichon Frise
Profile of the Bichon Frise



The Kennel Club's breed standard describes the breed as a 'gay, happy, lively little dog', its temperament 'friendly, and out-going'. These few words speaks volumes, but the American description of the breed's temperament is no less appealing, and warrants mention here: 'gentle mannered, sensitive, playful and affectionate. A cheerful attitude is the hallmark of the breed and one should settle for nothing less'.
A real extrovert, the Bichon is rarely shy or nervous and is a veritable joy to live with. The Bichon thrives on being the centre of attention. In history, this little dog has lived as a companion animal, and that is exactly what it should be, for the Bichon should appreciates all the comforts of home.
A Bichon is happiest living in a home environment where it can take part in family life, and all the 'goings on' around him will be readily absorbed by his intelligent mind. 


Once you have fallen in love with a Bichon Frise, you may be enamoured for life! Because the Bichon Frise is so small, intelligent and loveable. Who can resist them!

What Bichon Frise Enjoys

The Bichon is a breed that enjoys training and learns well. Activities that Bichon are capable of learning are obedience, therapy work, agility and even an odd trick or two. However, the Bichon does not take well to overly firm training and some seems to learn best when training takes the form of a little game.


The Bichon Frise is much more than a lap dog. he thrives on exercise, running, jumping and playing games with its owner. As a matter of fact, sufficient exercise is necessary for his health.

Bichon with Children and Other Pets

Provided that parents have trained their children to treat dogs gently, being neither rough nor aggressive, most Bichons enjoy playing with youngsters. It must, though, be understood that young children should always be supervised when in the company of dogs in order that accidents do not happen, however unintentional they might be.

Most Bichons are prepared to associate with other animals, but alot depends on the personality of the other. When a Bichon does find another canine or feline friend, usually the relationship is lasting and sincere.

Bichon Frise by Julitte Cunliffe, Published by Interpet Publishing.


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The Bichon Frise, though fairly small in stature, has a great personality and is great fun to own. Describe as 'energy' and affection ina powder-puff package, this is a remarkably affectionate and intelligent breed with stylish good looks.
Because of the Bichon's profuse curly white coat, the physcal structure concealed beneath can come as something of a surprise to the uninitiated. This is an exceptionally sound breed, not exaggerated structurally in any way.
Thanks to the breed's sound cnstruction, it is capable of moving with great ease and many Bichons are quite bouncy around the home.
Apart from the coat, the head of a Bichon surely stands out as quite unforgettable, lookin,as it does, like three lumps of coal on a background of snowy white.
The head is set on a fairly long, arched neck, so that the head is carried high and proudly, conveying a throughly smart little dog with a big personality inside.