Poodle, Standard Question

What (if any) difference is there between Poodles and Bichon Frise? I mean, they look exactly...


What (if any) difference is there between Poodles and Bichon Frise? I mean, they look exactly alike, well to me they do. From what I've been reading, their temperment and care seems to be similar as well. Is there a difference?

    In Poodle, Standard - Asked by Anonymous - 9/23/2012 9:28:08 PM
The Bichon does look a little like a toy poodle, however they are two separate breeds. Many dogs are descended from other breeds, hence the similarity. However over the years dogs were bred for specific purposes (i.e. herding sheep, tending cattle, guarding other animals) so they developed into separate breeds. Sometimes they retain a slight similarity.
    Answered by Anonymous - 10/10/2012 4:01:08 PM