Bichon Frise
Happy, charming and independent, the Bichon Frise is an engaging companion.
Height: 9 to 11 inches at shoulder
Weight: 7 to 12 pounds
Coat: soft and fluffy
Life span: 12 to 15 years
Breed Group: Companion Dogs
The Bichon Frise (pronounced BEE-shawn FREE-say; the plural is Bichons Frises) is a cheerful, small dog with a love of mischief and a lot of love to give. With his black eyes and fluffy white coat, the Bichon looks almost like a child's toy. And it doesn't take long to realize that the Bichon can be your happiest and most enthusiastic companion.
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General Characteristics
Drooling potential
Ease at being home alone
Ease of training
Friendly toward strangers
Need for exercise
Predatory tendencies
Tendency to bark or howl
Potential for weight gain
Watchdog ability
Affectionate with family
Energy level
General health