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Bichon Frise Info

Bichon Frise Breed Information

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Lifespan: 12-15 years Height: 9-12" Shedding: Lite Litter Size: 1-6 pups
Group: Non-Sporting Weight: 7-12 lbs Hair Length: Medium Size: Small

Breed Overview

The Bichon Frise is a Small dog breed, with a starting weight of 7 lbs that can reach 12 lbs. It is officially part of the Non-Sporting group and recognized by the CKC, AKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR. Some critical information for potential owners. The Bichon Frise breed has a typical lifespan of 12 to 15 years, Medium hair, and have Lite shedding. Breeders interested in the Bichon Frise should know that the average litter size is between 1 to 6 puppies.

Bichon Frise Breed Characteristics

Group Non-Sporting Drooler no
Size Small Guard Dog no
Origin France Easy to Train
Kid Friendly Hypoallergenic yes
Stranger Friendly yes Active Indoors somewhat
Apartment Friendly yes Exercise Demands no
Pet Friendly yes Yard Needs none
Intelligent Grooming Requirements daily
Barks average Dangerous no

Bichon Frise Temperament

very perky and playful, friendly, gets along well with small children and other pets, likes to bark

Health Problems

eye, skin and ear problems, epilepsy and dislocated kneecaps

Bichon Frise Coat

Bichon Frise Dog Colors

White with cream and apricot shadings permissible.

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