The Bichon Frise (pronounced BEE-shawn FREE-say; the plural is Bichons Frises) is a cheerful, small dog breed with a love of mischief and a lot of love to give. With his black eyes and fluffy white coat, the Bichon looks almost like a child’s toy. And it doesn’t take long to realize that the Bichon can be your happiest and most enthusiastic companion.

Key Vitals of Bichon Frise Dog
NameDog Breed GroupHeightWeightLife Span
Bichon Frise DogCompanion Dogs9 inches to 11 inches tall at the shoulder7 to 12 pounds12 to 15 Years

Watch and learn about Bichon Frise Dog’s key characteristics:

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Breed Characteristics:

Adaptability:

Bichon Frise is rated 4 out of 5 in Adaptability. This means Bichon Frise has scored high and is suitable in Adaptability parameter.

Bichon Frise is rated 5 out of 5 in Adaptibility in living in apartment. This means Bichon Frise has scored high and is suitable in Adaptibility in living in apartment parameter.

Bichon Frise is rated 5 out of 5 in Good For Novice Owners. This means Bichon Frise has scored high and is suitable in Good For Novice Owners parameter.

Bichon Frise is rated 5 out of 5 in Sensitivity Level. This means Bichon Frise has scored high and is suitable in Sensitivity Level parameter.

Bichon Frise is rated 1 out of 5 in Tolerates Being Alone. This means Bichon Frise has scored low and is not suitable in Tolerates Being Alone parameter.

Bichon Frise is rated 3 out of 5 in Tolerates Cold Weather. This means Bichon Frise has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Cold Weather parameter.

Bichon Frise is rated 4 out of 5 in Tolerates Hot Weather. This means Bichon Frise has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Hot Weather parameter.

All Around Friendliness:

Bichon Frise is rated 5 out of 5 in All Around Friendliness. This means Bichon Frise has scored high and is suitable in All Around Friendliness parameter.

Bichon Frise is rated 5 out of 5 in Affectionate with Family. This means Bichon Frise has scored high and is suitable in Affectionate with Family parameter.

Bichon Frise is rated 4 out of 5 in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs. This means Bichon Frise has scored high and is suitable in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs parameter.

Bichon Frise is rated 4 out of 5 in Friendly Dog. This means Bichon Frise has scored high and is suitable in Friendly Dog parameter.

Bichon Frise is rated 5 out of 5 in Friendly Toward Strangers. This means Bichon Frise has scored high and is suitable in Friendly Toward Strangers parameter.

Health Grooming:

Bichon Frise is rated 2 out of 5 in Health Grooming. This means Bichon Frise has scored low and is not suitable in Health Grooming parameter.

Bichon Frise is rated 2 out of 5 in Amount Of Shedding. This means Bichon Frise has scored low and is not suitable in Amount Of Shedding parameter.

Bichon Frise is rated 1 out of 5 in Drooling Potential. This means Bichon Frise has scored low and is not suitable in Drooling Potential parameter.

Bichon Frise is rated 1 out of 5 in Easy To Groom. This means Bichon Frise has scored low and is not suitable in Easy To Groom parameter.

Bichon Frise is rated 4 out of 5 in General Health. This means Bichon Frise has scored high and is suitable in General Health parameter.

Bichon Frise is rated 4 out of 5 in Potential For Weight Gain. This means Bichon Frise has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Weight Gain parameter.

Bichon Frise is rated 2 out of 5 in Size. This means Bichon Frise has scored low and is not suitable in Size parameter.

Trainability:

Bichon Frise is rated 3 out of 5 in Trainability. This means Bichon Frise has scored high and is suitable in Trainability parameter.

Bichon Frise is rated 5 out of 5 in Easy To Train. This means Bichon Frise has scored high and is suitable in Easy To Train parameter.

Bichon Frise is rated 4 out of 5 in Intelligence. This means Bichon Frise has scored high and is suitable in Intelligence parameter.

Bichon Frise is rated 3 out of 5 in Potential For Mouthiness. This means Bichon Frise has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Mouthiness parameter.

Bichon Frise is rated 4 out of 5 in Prey Drive. This means Bichon Frise has scored high and is suitable in Prey Drive parameter.

Bichon Frise is rated 2 out of 5 in Tendency To Bark Or Howl. This means Bichon Frise has scored low and is not suitable in Tendency To Bark Or Howl parameter.

Bichon Frise is rated 2 out of 5 in Wanderlust Potential. This means Bichon Frise has scored low and is not suitable in Wanderlust Potential parameter.

Exercise Needs:

Bichon Frise is rated 4 out of 5 in Exercise Needs. This means Bichon Frise has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs parameter.

Bichon Frise is rated 5 out of 5 in Energy Level. This means Bichon Frise has scored high and is suitable in Energy Level parameter.

Bichon Frise is rated 3 out of 5 in Intensity. This means Bichon Frise has scored high and is suitable in Intensity parameter.

Bichon Frise is rated 3 out of 5 in Exercise Needs. This means Bichon Frise has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs parameter.

Bichon Frise is rated 5 out of 5 in Potential For Playfulness. This means Bichon Frise has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Playfulness parameter.

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group

Companion Dogs

Height

9 inches to 11 inches tall at the shoulder

Weight

7 to 12 pounds

Life Span

12 to 15 years

Highlights

Bichons can be difficult to housebreak. Crate training is recommended.Bichons don’t like to be left alone for long periods of time.Bichon Frise puppies are tiny and should only be handled by children under careful adult supervision.Bichons are intelligent and cunning. To help your Bichon be the best companion possible, obedience training is recommended.Grooming is a must! Be prepared to pay for professional grooming. Highly motivated owners can learn the technique, but it isn’t easy and requires a lot of time.Bichons can be prone to skin problems and allergies.Because they’re cute and small, you might be tempted to overprotect your Bichon Frise. This is a mistake and can lead to your dog becoming spoiled, shy, and fearful. Be watchful for dangerous situations, but teach your Bichon confidence by acting confident about his ability to cope with people, other animals, and situations.To get a healthy Bichon, never buy a puppy from an irresponsible breeder, puppy mill, or pet store. Look for a reputable breeder who tests her breeding dogs to make sure they’re free of genetic diseases that they might pass onto the puppies, and that they have sound temperaments.