Martha at Mid-Atlantic Martha asked me why Bichons are such a good dog. Well, that response takes way to much explanation that a reply post would take. I'm sure everyone thinks their dog is the best in the world. Tell me about your dog.
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This is why a Bichon Frise is wonderful:
The Bichon Frise is a charming puffball of a dog with a white loosely curled coat, weighing in around 10-15 pounds. They are virtually hypo-allergenic and sheds little to no hair.
This breed should be trimmed for a rounded appearance every 4-8 weeks. The Bichon is identified by it's jaunty tail curved over it's back.
Show Dog Clip
The Bichon has a merry temperament. They are bred to be companion animals, crave human contact and are easy to live with. This charming, gentle dog is not a yapper. These bright little dogs are easy to train, but may be difficult to housebreak. They are naturally sociable and are happiest when they are part of a family that takes them everywhere.
This sociable trait also means that they are fine in the company of other dogs and pets and are excellent with children. They have an independent spirit, are intelligent, affectionate, bold, lively and self-assured. They are used as watchdogs and to perform tricks, this breed is competitive and obedient.
Bichon's at Dog Show
When given daily walks, the Bichon will be a very stable minded, trustworthy dog. The Bichon Frise can live in an apartment if it gets enough exercise, at least daily walks. They are fairly active indoors and will do okay without a yard. They do enjoy a good romp in a safe open area off lead, such as a large fenced in yard.
Some are prone to watery eyes, cataracts, skin and ear ailments, also epilepsy and dislocated kneecaps. They can be very sensitive to flea bites.