A star performer who is confident, amusing and eager to please

Once bred to be the stars in circuses and travelling shows, Bichon Frises are cheerful, intelligent and relish being the centre of attention. These energetic little dogs love to be part of the action and thrive in busy households with lots going on.

Vital Stats

Size: Small
Coat: Requires daily grooming and regular trips to a professional groomer
Exercise: Up to 1 hour a day
Life span: 15+ years
Breed group: Toy
Temperament: Playful, affectionate, feisty
Size 23cm
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30cm
Coat short
coat
Exercise up to1hr Life span 15+years
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Bichon Frise Temperament & Personality

Adaptable and cheerful, Bichon Frises do well in most households, including those with children and cats.

Bichon Frise Training & Exercise

Intelligent and energetic Bichon Frises are keen learners and benefit from daily exercise.


Bichon Frise Grooming

Bichon Frises’ curly coat makes them less likely to shed than other breeds and better suited for some allergy sufferers.

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Bichon Frise Nutrition

As Bichon Frises don't require much exercise, it's important not to overfeed them - including sneaking them too many treats!

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What to know before you buy or rehome a Bichon Frise

As Bichon Frises don't require much exercise, it's important not to overfeed them - including sneaking them too many treats!

Bichon Frise insurance considerations

Several of the common conditions that we see are more likely in Bichon Frises are long term conditions such as diabetes or Cushing’s disease. This means that they would likely need treatment for the rest of their life to help manage the illness. Making sure you consider if you want dog insurance that covers long term conditions is really important as not all policies will, and some have limits for certain conditions.

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