Lifespan: 12 – 15 years
Litter size: 4–6
Coat: Medium length, silky texture with corkscrew curls
Temperament: Feisty, Affectionate, Cheerful, Playful, Gentle, Sensitive
Weight: Male: 6.6–11 lbs (3–5 kg), Female: 6.6–11 lbs (3–5 kg)
Nature and character
The Bichon Frize is often referred to as Bichon Frize or just Bichon. Thanks to its calm, good nature and its physiological properties, the Bichon Frize is suitable as a companion dog for families and individuals alike. The Bichon is characterized by its balanced but spirited nature and is considered a sensitive, good observer and companion.
Origin & History
Probably the Bichon à poil frisé comes from the Canary Islands. In the 14th century, the Italians are said to have brought the breed to mainland Europe. The ancestors of the Bichon à poil frisé were already known and widespread in antiquity from the region of today's Egypt. In the 1930s, the breed enjoyed great popularity in France and Belgium, in Germany, the first litter is dated to the year 1955. The name Bichon à poil frisé translates as "curled lap dog" or "curly lion dog". Today the breed book of the breed is kept by France and Belgium, where also the origin of today's breed form can be found.