Bichon Frise Dog Breed Information

  • AKA:Tenerife Dog, Bichon Tenerife, Bichon a poil Frise
  • Size:Small
  • Ease of Training:Medium
  • Grooming:High
  • Shedding:Low
  • Exercise Needed:Occasional walk
  • Energy Level:Medium
  • Protection:Will bark
  • Good with Children:Yes, with older and more considerate children
  • Health Clearances:OFA, CERF
  • Weight:7-12 lbs
  • Height:9.5-11.5 inches
  • Coat Colour:white, may have cream shadings

Bichon Frise Coat

The Bichon Frise has a loosely curled outer coat, which is lined with a soft, silky undercoat. This double coat breed is typically all white is color as an adult, but may exhibit cream, apricot, or gray hairs as puppies. They are non-shedding and considered to by hypoallergenic. The Bichon Frises coat should not be wiry or overly soft.

Bichon Frise Character

The Bichon Frise is lively and animated. They adore being part of a family. Their cheerful attitude is a true measure of this breed. They love to play but are not hyperactive. They thrill on constant human interaction. The Bichon Frise is a delightful and amusing companion.

Bichon Frise Temperament

The Bichon Frise has an extremely appealing nature. They are highly social and are at their absolute best as full members of a family. They get along very well with other dogs and pets, and are excellent with children. They make good watchdogs and will bark to alert their family to visitors or danger. This breed is inquisitive and energetic, dignified and charming.

Bichon Frise Care

The Bichon Frise requires frequent grooming. They are known as a high maintenance breed. Daily brushing is a must, as their coat tends to mat very easily. Professional grooming every four weeks is recommended to keep them looking their very best. They are prone to skin problems, allergies, ear infections, and deafness. Dental hygiene is extremely important to prevent tooth loss. They are sensitive to fleabites. The Bichon Frise is a breed that does not like to be left alone for extended periods of time and will suffer separation anxiety.

Bichon Frise Activity

This breed is able to fulfill their exercise needs by adapting themselves to family activities. However, this is not a breed for a sedentary lifestyle. They enjoy daily walks and play sessions. They are well suited to apartment living provided appropriate exercise is given. The Bichon Frise loves to run and play in a securely fenced yard.

Bichon Frise Health and Life Expectancy

The Bichon Frise has a life expectancy of around 14 years. A number of health problems and disorders are associated with this breed, and this includes luxating patella, epilepsy, cataracts, bleeding disorders, allergies, and bladder stones. The parents of your Bichon Frise puppy should have OFA and CERF certificates.

Latest Bichon Frise Dogs for adoption

Simba - Male Bichon Frise Photo

Simba - Male Bichon Frise

  • Oxfordshire

Adoption fee: Please check with the rescue

10-05-22 Simba has come to us from a breeder to find his forever home. He is very worried and unsure at the moment but is quite easy to handle. He is looking for a calm and quiet home with someone who

Maisie - Female Bichon Frise Photo

Maisie - Female Bichon Frise

  • Surrey

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29-05-22 Maisie is a wonderful little girl who has come back to us after a brief adoption as she was too scared and her adopters did not feel equiped to help her. She originally came to us from a bree

Beatrice - Female Bichon Frise Photo

Beatrice - Female Bichon Frise

  • Carmarthenshire

Adoption fee: Please check with the rescue

06-07-22 Beatrice is a beautiful Bichon Frise who has come from her breeder to find a loving home. She is a very worried girl who is shy and unsure at the moment. She takes a while to trust humans as

Nija - Female Bichon Frise Photo

Nija - Female Bichon Frise

  • Kent

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17-03-2022 Nija is a frightened little girl who has come to us from a breeder. When you pick her up she clings on to you for dear life like a koala bear. Nija need an home who are experienced with sca

Monday - Female Shih Tzu Cross Bichon Frise Photo

Monday - Female Shih Tzu Cross Bichon Frise

  • Gloucestershire

Adoption fee: Please check with the rescue

08-04-22 Monday has come to us from a breeder and although she is only young she is a very worried pup who has not been socialised or handled so is very unsure about us at the moment. Monday will need

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