When looking for the perfect dog for a family, many people are drawn to the popular and lovable Bichon Frise. This sweet little white dog resembles the Maltese in appearance, yet is smaller and of a more tempered nature. The Bichon Frise is also a very popular show dog, with their “look at me, ain’t I grand” attitude. But the biggest hurdle that many people face when dealing with a Bichon Frise is the fact that they require almost daily grooming to keep their fluffy appearance.
If you’re looking for a mild tempered dog to give your family companionship, a Bichon Frise is the perfect solution. These sweet little dogs are excellent companions for any family, and their long lifespan means that they can spend years with you and your children. One of the most important things to remember about the Bichon Frise is that their lovely white coat requires daily combing to prevent mats, which can lead to more severe skin conditions.
There is no doubt that Bichon Frise dogs are incredible adorable and it can take only one second to completely fall head over heals in love with that particular breed of dog. But before you bring home a Bichon Frise, it is important to know exactly what type of dog that you are dealing with, as not every dog is alike in their personality and what you can expect out of them.
The Bichon Frise is descended from the Barbet or Water Spaniel, much like his cousin the Caniche and was originally known as a Barbichon, which was later shortened to Bichon. In addition, there are four different categories of the Bichon, which include the Bichon Bolognais, the Bichon Maltais and the Bichon Tenerife as well as the Bichon Havanais, and all of these categories came out of the Mediterranean region. The breed was always bred to be companion dogs and nothing more.