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Bichon Frise


Basic Information

France, Spain, and Belgium
Breed Group
WhiteSheddingMinimalGrooming NeedsHigh Maintenance
25 - 35 Pounds
14 - 16 Inches



The Bichon Frise is thought to originate from the Mediterranean region of Europe and is also often referred to as a "Tenerife Dog". The reason for their other name is that sailors in the 14th century found these dogs on the island of Tenerife. Over the years, these lovely white dogs have found their way into the hearts and homes of people the world over and for good reason. The Bichon Frise not only boasts being a very sweet looking dog, but this is perfectly matched by their charming natures.

The Bichon Frise loves being the centre of attention and although they are small in stature these little dogs are extremely confident and intelligent dogs that are pleasure to own and be around. The downside to sharing a home with a Bichon Frise is that they thrive on being with people and hate being left on their own. They are also high maintenance in the grooming 

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As previously mentioned it is thought the Bichon Frise originates for the Mediterranean region of Europe and that they are descendants of Spaniels and the Poodle. Sailors visiting the island of Tenerife found these little dogs and named them "Tenerife Dogs" back in the 14th century. They soon became a popular favourite with the upper classes and nobles of the time all thanks to their cute looks and bright, sunny dispositions. Ladies of the Spanish and Italian courts were particularly fond of them in the 14th and 15th centuries.

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