Brief description of the breed
The Bichon Frise is a surprisingly affectionate, small dog that was just born to be a loyal companion of a person. This pet is a born artist. Previously, this breed could often be found in the circus, but today the dog often entertains people at home than in the circus arena, although in the arena it can be found, and not so rare!
Charming curls, similar to cotton, made this affectionate, gentle dog insanely popular. Bichon Frise loves to be the center of attention, which is not surprising, given that before these dogs were real stars and performed amazing tricks in the circus, which brought the audience to a real delight. Her dark eyes are filled with sparkles of fervor and fun. The dog is not fastidious, for happiness it does not need much: a soft bed and a little food from your table! But don’t flatter yourself. Bichon is not born “perfect”, it is not a wind-up toy, and therefore education and training should occupy an important place in the life of the dog.
The fact that Bichons are smart and artistic does not mean that they do not need to be trained and trained. Do not indulge the dog in everything. Discipline needs to remain in the first place! At the same time, do not overdo the discipline, otherwise you can get a glamorous tyrant instead of an artistic dog! If you want the dog to only please you with its mischief and fun, pay due attention to training!
Although the Bichon Frise is recognized as an ideal domestic dog, it is not recommended to keep this breed in families where there are small children, or active children of adolescent age. The fact is that the Bichon during the game can injure the child, of course this may not happen arbitrarily, but the child will not get easier from this. Often their sudden barking of the Dogs scaring children. They say that this breed is hypoallergenic, but this is a lie. Scales of the dog’s skin that are in the coat, as in other breeds, can cause allergic reactions. And dandruff in these dogs is quite abundant! Any dog breeder or seller who claims that their dogs do not cause allergies should be avoided by the tenth road!
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Bichon Frise is one of the few breeds whose history dates back about two millennia! However, the name of this breed was different. Small white dogs existed in almost all corners of the Mediterranean countries, and in other corners of our planet. Such a vast territory of the dog’s habitat is caused, first of all, by the small size of the animal. During the Renaissance, these dogs lived in the Royal court of the French monarchs. Quite often their image is found in portraits together with beautiful ladies of blue blood.
By the end of the 19th century, Bichon Frise began to appear in ordinary families. More and more often they appeared on the streets, giving passers-by a lot of positive emotions with their mischievous tricks. Artistic life has become an integral characteristic of Bichon. Also, these four-legged dogs played the role of guides for the blind, which is another confirmation that these funny dogs are real companions of man. In the 20th century, French breeders began breeding this breed and gave it its name-Bichon Frise, which literally means “curly coat”.
In 1956, a French family, who came from France to the United States, brought this breed to the American continent. About 10 years later, the first Bichon Frise fan club was organized in the United States. As a separate breed, the Bichon Frise was recognized by the American kennel club only in 1973. According to the American kennel club, the breed is currently ranked 73rd in terms of popularity, although it was ranked 25th in 2000!
Character of Bichon Frise
According to official breed standards, the Bichon Frise is described as a dog with a white coat, a cheerful character, a graceful tail and dark inquisitive eyes. Bichon Frise are very sociable, they like to be in the company of a person, they love to play with children. These dogs will bring joy and fun to any company they are in.
Maintenance and care
Taking care of the Bichon Frise is not easy, especially when it comes to taking care of the pet’s fur and skin. The fact is that dogs of this breed are prone to allergies, so with insufficient care, often there are problems of a dermatological nature.
Comb the Bichon Frise at least twice a week. White hair of dogs of these breeds gets dirty very quickly, therefore, they need to be bathed often. Before bathing, the dog must be carefully combed to avoid rolling down the coat when water gets on it, which will then be difficult to remove.
Most owners of Bichon Frise regularly (every 4-6 weeks) visit a professional groomer who helps to take care of the hair, cuts the claws and cleans the ears. Please note that the pet’s ears should only be treated with a special solution prescribed by the veterinarian. At the same time, you should avoid using cotton swabs. Bichon Frise is designed for experienced dog breeders who are ready to devote a lot of time to the pet.
Most dogs of this breed are prone to active allocation of tears. Therefore, veterinarians often recommend using special eye solutions and wipes. They will help reduce the discomfort of the animal and will keep the eyes in a normal state.
Training and training
Bichon Frise is easy to train. They like to please their master and are very fond of rewards in the form of treats and gestures of attention. These dogs are not prone to dominance, which makes it easier to train them. Dogs of these breeds are very easy to train, so they Excel in training to perform complex tricks.
Health and disease
The average life expectancy of a Bichon Frise is 12-15 years. Dogs of this breed are prone to such health problems as an open arterial duct, as well as a number of skin and eye diseases. They may also be predisposed to problems with the intervertebral discs and kidneys, dental diseases, ear infections, dislocated kneecap, and allergies.
Some interesting facts
- Beshanov quite difficult to housebreak. Therefore, we recommend using special training boxes.
- In no case should you leave the Bichons alone for a long time.
- Bichon Frise puppies are very tiny. Do not allow small children to play with it without adult supervision, so as not to injure the animal.
- Bichons are smart and quite cunning. If you want to raise a true submissive friend, be sure to train a Bichon.
- Grooming is mandatory for Bichon Frise. Be prepared to allocate a certain amount from the family budget for this procedure, or learn how to grooming yourself.
- Bichon Frise is prone to skin diseases and allergic reactions.
- Due to the small size of the dog, the owners often overprotect the animal. This leads to the fact that the pet becomes fearful. Give sufficient freedom to your Bichon. He must understand for himself what is dangerous for him and what is not.
- If you want to become the owner of a completely healthy Bichon Frise, buy a puppy only from a trusted breeder. You must be sure that the puppies do not suffer from genetic or other diseases that are transmitted from generation to generation.