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Bichon Frize: Dog Breed Information, Facts and Pictures

Bichon Frize
Written by Kashyap Dave


Hypoallergenic: Yes
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)

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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.

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Kashyap Dave

Hello, I’m Kashyap Dave.
I have been working in Digital Marketing and Design Industry. Here on my blog, I collect everything about the life with my dog- Bruno, a 4-year-old Jack Russell bitch. Whether cool toys, helpful products and interesting nutrition tips, care and health information or my observations from everyday life: there is always something new to discover and share with you.
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