Bichon Frise

Ease of Training
Guard Dog


  • He originated in the Mediterranean area and descended from the water spaniel
  • He was often used as item of barter amongst sailors
  • He was favorite of Italian nobility in the 14th century
  • He was popular in Spain and France in the 1500s
  • He has been used to do trick acts in circuses and fairs
  • He was bred in the United States in 1956

Personality and Behavior

  • He's a friendly, cheerful and happy character
  • He highly affectionate to his loved ones
  • He's feisty and playful and will occasionally burst into energy racing around the room


  • He's fairly easy to train. He learns commands at an average rate.


  • He sheds virtually no hair. You'll be hard-pressed to find a hair in your home! (Good for clean-freaks.)

Grooming / Maintenance

  • Option 1: Clip his coat short every few months and then it only needs to be brushed occasionally.
  • Option 2: Clip and scissor his long coat into shape every 6 weeks and then brush it daily to keep it mat and tangle free.

Other varieties

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