Bichon Frise

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Bichon Frise dog overview

Originated in the Mediterranean region. Happy, lively and game, its size makes it an ideal companion dog for the urban environment.

The white coat requires regular attention; excellent grooming skills are needed to keep the classic appearance. The coat does not shed and allergic dog owners react less towards Bichon hair.
Teeth and gums are prone to dental problems.

Other known names for Bichon Frise

Bichon à poil frisé, Bichon Tenerife

Bichon Frise foreign names

Bichon à poil frisé (French)


Mediterranean (was then taken into France)

Breed Group

Toy Group

Biological data

Male: 23-28 cm (w).
9½-11½ inches.
Female: 23-28 cm.
9½-11½ inches.
Colours, markings and patterns
White, but cream or apricot (pinky brown) markings acceptable up to 18 months.
Dark pigment desirable under white coat.
Black, blue or beige markings often found on skin.

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Bichon Frise – Breed standard

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Bichon Frise references and further reading

Bichons across Canada


Bichon Frise Club of America
Bichon Frise Club of Great Britain

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AP-1ULD5R - Champion Bichon Frise
© Animal Photography, Sally Anne Thompson