Bichon Frise

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Breed Group: Non-Sporting
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
10-18 lbs
9.5-11.5 inches
white, may have cream shadings
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How much do Bichon Frise puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Bichon Frise varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Bichon Frise puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Bichon Frises sold is $725.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Bichon Frise with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $1,600 upwards to $6,700 or even more for a Bichon Frise with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Bichon Frises sold is $600.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $725.00
Average Price: $600.00
Top Quality: $1,600.00 to $6,700.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 8803 Bichon Frise puppies across the United States on

Annual cost of owning a Bichon Frise puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Bichon Frises true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Most Popular Bichon Frise Names for 2019

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 8803 Bichon Frise dogs.
  • 1. Toby
  • 2. Snowball
  • 3. Roy
  • 4. Maggie
  • 5. Baxter
  • 6. Bella
  • 7. Max
  • 8. Bichon
  • 9. Teddy
  • 10. Sammy
  • 11. Tommy
  • 12. Angel
  • 13. Daisy
  • 14. Bailey
  • 15. Travis
  • 16. Will
  • 17. Buddy
  • 18. Casey
  • 19. Katie
  • 20. Buster

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Brown's Puppy Heaven
Member Since: September 2005
Location: Springfield, Missouri
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We are a very small breeder in the heart of the ozarks in Missouri. All of our puppies are VERY social and are raised in our home, around children of all ages. All of our puppies come with a health certificate, AKC registration as well as APRI, a pedigree, up-to-date shots, crate, puppy care package (this includes food, training treats,a toy,and puppy pads), and most of all a lifetime home to return to in case you ever find yourself unable to care for the puppy. I begin using puppy pads when they are about 4 weeks old. They are very used to them and use them about 80% of the time when they are 8 weeks old. They are, also, crate trained. A puppy has so much to learn from their mother so I do not take them away from their mom. They are weaned off naturally and there is no separation anxiety. We love our babies and we try to place them in the best homes possible.

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Anonymous asked:
What is the personality of a Bichon, just generally speaking?

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Please note that there is a large difference between temperament and personality. The personality of a dog will be determined by the experiences, and socialization of the dog as he/she grows. The temperament is a set breed standard that the breed should have due to good breeders working to have their dogs continually show those traits. The American Kennel Club refers to the Bichon Frise as "merry" and "cheerful", and the breed standard calls for a dog that is "gentle mannered, sensitive, playful and affectionate." The dogs are generally very sociable and do well with an owner who takes them along on outings. They are affectionate and intelligent. Bichons do well with children because they are playful and have lots of energy. If affiliated with a particular territory and encouraged by owners, they can become very territorial. Developed as a companion-dog breed, the Bichon Frise tends to get along well with both children and other animals. Bichon Frises are very obedient if training is started early and continued constantly.

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.



I am so sorry to hear about your girl, it is terrible to lose a pet. Even worse when you've barely had any time with him/her. Sadly, Leptospirosis is an illness that any animal or human can get. It is a bacterial infection that can be spread very easily. There is a vaccine that a dog and people can get to combat the virus. Most vets that have Leptospirosis in the area recommend it, but sometimes they are not aware that it is in the area until a pet passes away from it. Again, I am very sorry for your loss. But sadly, it is not uncommon. Hopefully you can find peace knowing she has gone over rainbow bridge now and will be there waiting for you.


Our family is still mourning our beloved Riley, age 3. We live in a quiet residential Neighborhood, but Riley was so joyful to be going out for a walk that he yanked the leash out of my sons hand and buzzed into the street where a speeding car killed him. So many sudden tragedies. Accidental death is the leading cause of death for people up to the age of 24. Cherish those around you now..

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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?



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.


I lost my Bichon suddenly at 4 1/2. Some similar symptoms - they told she had Mesenteric lymphadenitis. I didn't realize she was ill. Dr noticed the fluid starting at her regular checkup. So hard

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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.

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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?



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: -- will give you all the information you need to help prevent and if need be, treat bladder stones in the Bichon Frise breed.


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!


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:)


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.


My Bichon had stones at age 4 and died at age 8. I'm still super sad over this. I now have a Poo-chon and am hoping it does not happen to her.


I had a Bichon named Snowball who just passed away a last week. He lived almost 15 years and was my best friend and I truly miss him dearly. At about 10 years of age he had bladder stones that had to be surgically removed but recovered well and lived a very long loved life. After his surgery the vet placed him on a prescription dog food Royal Canin Urinary. So moderate calorie in which a little pricey but it was worth it. I have had many dogs but I can honestly say my Snowball was the best by far and I miss and love him dearly. I will see him again when I get to HEAVEN and we will walk a play all day.


I Have two Bichon Frises Tori is 9 and Trixie is 13 both healthy and thriving, Trixie had Bladder Stones at 2 and my Vet put her on Hills CD Diet and I made meatballs laced with Chinese Herbs from pawhealers website her urine ph was monitored using a ladel to catch the urine and Bayer PH strips. In a few months the Vet was amazed that the stone dissolved. Trixie and Tori have been on Hills CD Diet to this day. Treats and Rawhide Chews have been in the food mix and zero stones for either! I had two Bichon Frises Before these two and they never got stones and lived to be 14 and 18 they were fed Nutro.

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Updated: 4/22/2019