Bichon frise

The Bichon Frise (pronounced BEE-shawn FREE-say; the plural is Bichons Frises) is a cheerful, small dog breed with a love of mischief and a lot of love to give. With their black eyes and fluffy white coat, the Bichon looks almost like a child’s toy.

Even though these are purebred dogs, you may find them in the care of shelters or rescue groups. Remember to adopt! Don’t shop if you want to bring a dog home.

 

It doesn’t take long to realize that the Bichon can be your happiest and most enthusiastic companion. They’re super playful and intelligent, and even novice pet parents and apartment dwellers will get along great with these dogs. However, they do need plenty of playtime and activity, and they don’t care for being left home alone for long hours of the day. If you can give your dog lots of attention and love, you’ll get it back tenfold from an adoring Bichon.

Vital Stats

Dog Breed Group

Companion Dogs

Height

9 to 11 inches tall at the shoulder

Weight

7 to 12 pounds

Life Span

12 to 15 years

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Breed Characteristics

Adaptability

4/5

All-Around Friendliness

5/5

Health And Grooming Needs

2/5

Trainability

3/5

Physical Activity

4/5