Bichon Frise
Dog Breed Information, Facts & Advice

The Bichon Frise is an eye-catching little dog with a fluffy, snow-white coat and round black eyes. When translated from French, Bichon Frise literally means 'curly lap dog' but the breed is also known as the Bichon Tenerife or Tenerife Dog. They make bright, happy companions that are good with both people and other animals. Thinking about getting a Bichon Frise? Find out more about their temperament, as well as useful grooming and training tips below.

Size: Small, adult dogs can weigh 3-5kg, with an average height of 23-30cm.
Coat: The breed's distinctive 'powder puff' coat needs daily grooming, as it doesn't shed very much at all. Your Bichon Frise should be taken for regular trips to a professional groomer to keep their coat in top condition.
Exercise: Up to an hour a day for adult dogs.
Life span: 15+ years
Breed group: Originally bred to look beautiful, the Bichon Frise is part of the toy dogs group. They are usually small, attractive and extremely faithful, making them charming, loyal companions.
Size 23cm
Coat short
Exercise up to1hr Life span 15+years

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