The Bichon Frise is a small, sturdy, white powder puff of a dog whose
merry temperament is evident by his plumed tail carried jauntily
over his back. He loves to be the center of attention and is always
eager to please. He makes a delightful and amusing companion. The
exact origin of the Bichon Frise is still unknown today. Though
many agree that he existed before the time of Christ. Some say he
descends from the Maltese, others claim he was a dwarf breed that
resulted from crossing of a miniature Spaniel and a miniature Poodle
with Cayenne dogs.
Life expectancy: 15 + Years
Color: White, but a few shadings of buff, cream, or apricot. Eyes
are dark, and nose is black.
Eyes: round, black or dark brown .
Coat type: Long and loosely curling.
Size: 9.5 - 11.5
Health issues: No known heritable problems. Some problems with knees,
block tear ducts, skin ailments, cataracts and epilepsy. Has a strong
tendency for tartar formation and gum infection.