One of the most charming dog breeds is the Bichon Frise. He looks like a puffy curled ball and the coat is smooth, fine and silky. The muzzle is moderate and not pointed. The undercoat is 3 to 4 inches (7-10cm.) long and the outside coat usually has one of these colors: gray, apricot or cream. In order to have a good appearance, from time to time, the coat must be trimmed. The eyes are round, dark and very expressive. The ears are hanging and they are covered in hair and the tail is curved over the back. This dog breed usually weights between 7 and 12 pounds (3-5kg.). The males have height of 9-12 inches (23-30cm.) and the females around 9-11 inches (23-28cm.).

bichon-frise  The females give birth to 1 or even 6 puppies. The average is around 4 puppies per birth.

The Bichon Frise loves being around humans, especially children. He is independent, courageous, intelligent and affectionate. He doesn’t like to bark and it is really easy to live with him. With a little bit of training, this breed is a great companion.

bichon-frise-puppiesBe careful not to treat him like a toy and allow him to develop a bad behavior. If he is encouraged in bad behaviors he could develop the Small Dog Syndrome. Also, they love to walk and play so you will need to dedicate some time to this activity. If you have a back yard, the dog will be very happy to use it

Some of the health problems that could appear are: skin and ear ailments, watery eyes and cataracts. Be careful about the fleas. The Bichon Frise is really sensitive to flea bites. Also, they could develop epilepsy and dislocated kneecaps.

If you take good care of your Bichon Frise he could live up to 15 years.