Bichon Frise is a purebred dog, it is known to have existed many centuries ago in Mediterranian. It is a member of a group of little white dogs family that called Barbichon. It became very popular amongst the island’s sailor and was transported from one continent to another and became an essential item of export and import. It became very famous in various countries of Italy, France, and Spain. During the two World Wars, it was on the verge of extinction, but some fanciers saved them, and it was recognized in the country in 1933 as “Bichon of the Curly hair.” It got recognition in the miscellaneous class by AKC in 1971, and the Bichon Frise Club of America at San Diego was founded in 1964.
Temperament, Exercise & Health problems
Bichon Frise puppies like the company of its owner and like to spend some quality time with them. This fluffy dog has a bold, lively, affectionate, independent and happy disposition. They often have mood swings and can suffer from separation anxiety if left alone for a longer duration. They go well with children, but their interactions should be monitored as while playing kids can hurt them unwontedly. Their fluffy coat requires medium grooming. Brush them thrice a week to keep their coat shine, clean, tangle free and to remove mats. For first-time owners, professional groomers are advisable. Check their ears and nails every week.
These puppies are energetic and lively. Hence, require great exercising schedule. Taking them for long walks, jogs will be ideal. Owners can also take them to the Dog’s park, it will not only provide them an open space to play but will even socialize them. To provide mental stimulation offer them puzzle toys it will keep them busy and also mentally stimulated. Additionally, they will love to play games like ball chasing, first be, hide and seek and many more.
Generally, it is a healthy breed, but sometimes it suffers from various health problems like bladder infections, allergies, cataracts, luxating patella and other eye problems. They tend to lose their tooth at an early age and also suffer from different types of gum infections. Therefore, it is advisable to brush their tooth at least twice a week to keep oral problems at bay. Regular ear cleaning will prevent ear infections. However, a random visit to the veterinarian can keep the puppy healthy and happy.
Training & Feeding
They are intelligent, friendly and easy to train. They have the willingness to learn and can pick up command and tricks easily without repetitions. They are very sensitive, and no harsh measures should be taken to train the pet, but positive reinforcement will train the pet faster.
Dry dog food or homemade food rich in nutrients and protein will keep up with its energy level. Canned food is optional, dividing meals into two halves will ensure proper digestion.