The breed has been known to have early tooth loss or gum implications if dental care and regular teeth cleanings are not done. Because of their hairy ears, it is also important to make sure the ears stay dry and clean, otherwise, they can develop ear infections.
Because of the fur all over their body, they are also prone to eye problems. It is important to keep their fur trimmed and groomed to prevent this. If not, this will eventually cause blindness.
It is a homely dog and really does not matter if you live in apartments because it is quite small and can get by. It is a social dog and would thrive with a lot of people around so it would be best not to leave him alone for protracted periods of time as this could affect its mental health.
If someone in your household struggles with pet allergies, you may want to consult a doctor on what should be done before bringing your Bichon Frise puppy home. Daily grooming helps, and there are medications that can help prevent allergic reactions to pet dander.
They tend to learn easily and can be trained if such training begins at an early age and is consistent. Seeing that they used to be travel dogs, they are very sensitive and friendly. They are sociable and absolutely love being taken to social gatherings and outings. They are playful and affectionate too.
Our Bichon Frise puppies for sale come from either USDA licensed commercial breeders or hobby breeders with no more than 5 breeding mothers. USDA licensed commercial breeders account for less than 20% of all breeders in the country.
Bichon Frise dogs have an expected lifespan of 12-15 years, but some have been known to live longer than 15 years.
Because of their coat, the breed does require some extra care and maintenance. While they might not shed as much as some breeds, it can be misleading since the hair will sometimes get stuck in the outer coat instead of simply falling to the ground.
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History: The Bichon Frise is believed to have originated in the Mediterranean as a result of crossing large water dogs with smaller, white dogs. Traders allegedly transported the breed to France and other parts of Europe, where it soon became a favorite of nobility. However, over time, the Bichon's popularity began to wane, and the breed nearly became extinct as a result of World War I. After the war, some French breeders made a considerable effort to reestablish the Bichon Frise, and they succeeded. The breed arrived in America in the 1950s and was recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1971. Today, Bichons are primarily companion dogs and make great therapy dogs.