Bichon Frise

Small Size

Doesn't moult much

Not good for first time owners

Although the breed was developed in France, it originated in Tenerife and is one of four Bichon types from the Canary Islands - 'canary' coming from 'canaria', the Latin for 'dog'.

FACT SHEET

Attractive to ...

Most people. These happy little dogs are ideal for many different homes and lifestyles.

Not the best for ...

Someone who wants a low-maintenance coat.

Aliases

Bichon

Cross between

None

Origin

France

Size

Small
Small - but bigger than most cats

Exercise Needs

Low (Under 30 minutes)
A walk and a good sniff can be like reading a novel while doing a marathon for a little dog.

Coat

Professional
Professional help needed. Curly, keeps growing and needs cutting.

Shedding

Doesn't moult much
But all dogs shed dander so if you're allergic, make sure you'll be ok

Life expectancy

13 years

Good first dog?

Maybe

HOW IT WORKS

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