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Breed Group: Non-Sporting
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Overview
The Bichon Frise is a gentle mannered breed that originated in the 13th century. They are versatile, hardy, and intelligent. The Bichon Frise was a favorite of French Royalty and today enjoys popularity as a companion pet or show dog.
Character
The Bichon Frise is lively and animated. They adore being part of a family. Their cheerful attitude is a true measure of this breed. They love to play but are not hyperactive. They thrill on constant human interaction. The Bichon Frise is a delightful and amusing companion.

Does your Bichon Frise bark, howl, and cry whenever you leave the house? Separation anxiety is extreme anxiety experienced by your dog when you are away from him.
Temperament
The Bichon Frise has an extremely appealing nature. They are highly social and are at their absolute best as full members of a family. They get along very well with other dogs and pets, and are excellent with children. They make good watchdogs and will bark to alert their family to visitors or danger. This breed is inquisitive and energetic, dignified and charming.
Care
The Bichon Frise requires frequent grooming. They are known as a high maintenance breed. Daily brushing is a must, as their coat tends to mat very easily. Professional grooming every four weeks is recommended to keep them looking their very best. They are prone to skin problems, allergies, ear infections, and deafness. Dental hygiene is extremely important to prevent tooth loss. They are sensitive to fleabites. The Bichon Frise is a breed that does not like to be left alone for extended periods of time and will suffer separation anxiety.

If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet.
Coat
The Bichon Frise has a loosely curled outer coat, which is lined with a soft, silky undercoat. This double coat breed is typically all white is color as an adult, but may exhibit cream, apricot, or gray hairs as puppies. They are non-shedding and considered to by hypoallergenic. The Bichon Frises coat should not be wiry or overly soft.
Training
The Bichon Frise is an intelligent breed, but they typically are difficult to housetrain. They are slow to mature and males are generally slightly easier to train than females. Crate training works best for the Bichon Frise. It is important to be consistent and patient. They do well with obedience and agility training beginning at an early age. The Bichon Frise thrives on socialization and loves to perform tricks. Teaching your dog to sit, lie down, and stay is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new Bichon Frise puppy. Consider crate training if you need to adapt your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons.
Activity
This breed is able to fulfill their exercise needs by adapting themselves to family activities. However, this is not a breed for a sedentary lifestyle. They enjoy daily walks and play sessions. They are well suited to apartment living provided appropriate exercise is given. The Bichon Frise loves to run and play in a securely fenced yard. Socialization is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.
Weight
10-18 lbs
Height
9.5-11.5 inches
Color(s)
white, may have cream shadings
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Member Since: March 2010
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We have been a Bichon family for over 25 years! We own, raise, and show only AKC Bichon Frise. Our puppies are home raised in our home. They are vet checked, have up to date shots and negative fecal tests. Our parents are OFA certified. Personality is as important to us as appearance because the breed standard requires it! Our babies love to cuddle on the couch or keep your feet warm in bed :-) They are all crate trained. We provide a 2 health guarantee and 24/7 support! Call us for puppies ready for new homes in December 2014!

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Anonymous asked:
We just lost our female Bichon at only 5 yr old. She contracted Leptospirosis and lived only 2 weeks after the blood test. We can't believe she's gone so fast. She drank water more than normal but was NOT diabetic. Her tongue became necrotic and was essentially "dead". Also there were ulcers in her esophagus. Couldn't eat or drink. Had no choice but tp put down. What's your take on this? We're devastated over this loss.

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Anonymous asked:
My Bichon was only 7 years old. He started building fluid in his stomach so we took him to our vet and they drained like 400 cc's off him. Said his heart was good, his lungs were good, his blood was good, but his system wasn't accepting the protein it should. They prescribed a steroidal med for him and a special protein food. Two weeks later they drained another 500 cc's off him and said they want to put him on another med and try to get him off the steroids. He was scheduled back in, in 2 weeks but his entire body started going down hill rapidly. He wasn't building fluid but his muscle mass was gone completely. All his leg and joints, no neck muscle at all. It was just gone. We tried to get him to the vets so they could work him in and look at him, but he died in our arms before we got him there. What could he possibly have had?

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I'm very sorry to hear about your Bichon, he sounded like he was very sick. The poor little guy. The only way for you to know what was really wrong with him is to have him examined by a vet and have a necropsy done on him. That is a postmortem examination that is done on animals to determine the cause of death.

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How much food should you feed at 1 time? How much should they weigh? I have a male Bichon Frise.

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An adult Bichon Frise should weigh in anywhere from 6 - 11 lbs. Depending on the genetics of the dog and if the dog is under-weight, at a healthy weight or over-weight; as well as how much exercise the dog gets will determine the amount of food your dog will need per meal. Also, the quality of food. It is best to feed a high quality, grain-free dog food that is specified for small-breed dogs. Then, look at the back of the bag to consult the guide as to how much you should feed your dog. The best way to do this is to weigh your dog and then feed the food for 1 week; then weigh your dog again. This will help you see if your dog has lost weight, gained weight or stayed the same. Then adjust the amount of food to your dogs needs. Dogs should be fed at least twice a day, once in the morning and once at night. This gives your dog the right amount of nutrition throughout the day and you'll know how many and when your dog will need to use the bathroom.

Anonymous asked:
I've had 2 bichons (male & female). From totally different litters. Both dogs developed calcium stones in the bladder. Both dogs were gone at 6 years. Both dogs were wonderful companions. What can be done to avoid the development of these bladder stones in this breed?

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I'm sorry to hear about your two dogs whom passed way too early. There are several things that can be done to avoid the development of bladder stones in this and any other breed. 1. Good breeding. A reputable, responsible and knowledgeable breeder will not breed a dog who they themselves or their puppies have developed bladder stones. Make sure to ask a breeder what prevention tests (such as a urine test) they do on their dogs to make sure their dogs urine is not the right PH for stones. 2. Having a dogs urine PH tested once to twice a year will give you and your vet the knowledge of how your dogs bladder is doing and if the PH is off or not. 3. Feeding your dog the right type of food, a medium to low protein diet with no added treats, meat, or vegetables or food with additives that can be harmful to dogs with bladder stones/with urine PH prone to bladder stones. This website: http://www.bichonhealth.org/HealthInfo/UrinaryStones.htm -- will give you all the information you need to help prevent and if need be, treat bladder stones in the Bichon Frise breed.

Anonymous

My little girl Daisy had stones, twice. She lived, however, to the ripe old age of 161/2, as our vet insisted that Daisy drink only distilled water. That was the secret!

Anonymous

I have my second Bichon now. She had bladder stones and 3 surgeries for that. She was getting them again and I took her to Texas A&M small animal clinic. They gave her antibiotics and different food. She was cured!!! She is 9 now:)

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My Bichon got stones at age 7 and then she died of bladder cancer at age 10. Wish I had known a way to monitor for this.

Anonymous asked:
How can I stop my Bichon Frise puppy from nipping - it's 15 weeks old?

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Say NO sternly and just tap it's mouth. Don't slap or hit just put your hand over it's mouth as you say No No ....no bite. It sounds like you may have gotten him too young. The puppy should be at least 9 to 11 weeks old so that it learns from playing with it's litter mates not to nip or bite

Anonymous

This is very common among puppies of this lovely breed. No, staying with litter mates past 8 weeks will not assist a puppy in learning to curb this behavior. In fact, it would be multiplied as the puppies are constantly playing, rough housing, and figuring out who is top dog each day. Teeth are primarily used to do these things. This I also prime teething time. Puppies of this breed actually go through three teething stages at various weeks old. Curbing this behavior is purely up human companions. My recommendation as a breeder and growing up the breeding world, is to calmly and firmly say, 'No bite', then redirect. Put a toy or rawhide in its mouth and give generous praise when the object is chosen over you, your clothing, etc. Consistency is key. If you or household members cannot be consistent, then the bahavior will not be modified.

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