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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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2021

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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 $1,125.00. 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 $2,600 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 $700.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $1,125.00
Average Price: $700.00
Top Quality: $2,600.00 to $6,700.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 9628 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 2021

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 9628 Bichon Frise dogs.
  • 1. Toby
  • 2. Snowball
  • 3. Roy
  • 4. Maggie
  • 5. Max
  • 6. Teddy
  • 7. Baxter
  • 8. Bella
  • 9. Bichon
  • 10. Sammy
  • 11. Bailey
  • 12. Angel
  • 13. Daisy
  • 14. Tommy
  • 15. Travis
  • 16. Buddy
  • 17. Will
  • 18. Buster
  • 19. Casey
  • 20. Katie

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Anonymous asked:
What steps can I take to buy a puppy safely on this site? I am interested on the dog name Joey a Bichon Frise puppy. What's secure do I have after I paid I will get my dog safety and healthy?

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This site is for advertising dogs and puppies that are up for sale. Each breeder that advertises on this site is different. You yourself need to get in contact with that breeder that owns Joey and ask them personally. If the breeder wants a deposit to hold onto a puppy, a receipt should be given with a written contract to ensure that that specific puppy is now on hold for you. Unless you are picking your puppy up in person, the puppy should be microchipped prior to transport with vet papers that show that the puppy matches the microchip number and is healthy enough to travel the distance needed to get to you.

Anonymous asked:
At what age does a Bichon normally live till?

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The average life span of the Bichon Frise is 12 - 15 years.

Anonymous asked:
My bichon was just 9 years old and had a benign basal cell growth removed from the left orbit bone after the stitches were removed. He developed a swelling over the dorsal aspect of the orbit, X-ray said there was concurrent thinning of the outer diplo of the frontal bone and soft tissue swelling. Said it is consistent with regional infiltrative process arising from frontal sinus extending into soft tissues neoplasia involvement of underlying sinusfrom frontal sinus cannot be excluded. He had a lump on top and the vet kept draining it. He was scheduled for a Ct scan but never made the appointment. He was given several pain meds but got so nauseous. He started to eat all of a sudden. A few minutes later his legs started to go into spasm and passed away with me holding him in my arms. I am beyond devastated. I really do not know what happened if it was a brain tumor or infection. Are bichons prone to this or is this rare my vet said brain tumor? Can you explain this to me.

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I am so sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose a best friend. Unfortunately the only way you are going to know definitively is by getting a necropsy done on your dog. What that it is basically is an animal autopsy. This will be able to determine the cause of death. Autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA, also called immune-mediated hemolytic anemia, or IMHA) and immune-mediated thrombocytopenia (ITP) are responsible for many premature Bichon Frise deaths. These diseases can strike with little or no warning and kill very quickly. In AIHA, the dog's immune system attacks its own red blood cells, leading to severe, life-threatening anemia. Symptoms include weakness, loss of energy, lack of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, rapid heart rate, rapid breathing, dark urine, and pale or yellow gums. These diseases can be triggered by surgeries and other medical issues. But still, the only way to know for sure is to have a necropsy done on your dog. The only thing that can be done now is to remember him when he was happy and healthy, give his memory the honor and respect he deserves and know that he will be waiting for you on the other side of rainbow bridge.

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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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Updated: 9/23/2021