From the desk of Sharda Baker.
Thursday, February 06, 2014
Hi and welcome everyone!
This is Sharda Baker with another Bichon Frise newsletter!
Today, we will be talking about some characteristics and other important information that you will need to know about the Bichon Frise.
So, let’s start!
GENERAL APPEARANCE AND DESCRIPTION
If you are interested in a curly haired, small bodied dog, then the Bichon Frise is one of the best choices. It is a sturdy long-haired breed with a white coat, though some Bichon Frises may have cream, buff, or apricot markings on their coats.
Considered as show dogs, Bichon Frises are likened to a powder puff.
The said dog breed has attractive droopy ears and an alert facial expression, with dark colored eyes and a nose that beautifully contrast its shiny coat, making the Bichon Frise one of the most striking dogs in the planet.
HEIGHT AND WEIGHT
Male Bichon Frises are usually nine up to twelve inches in height, while Female Bichon Frises measure from nine to eleven inches tall.
Because the Bichon Frise dog breed is small in size, it usually weighs between seven up to twelve pounds.
Bichon Frises have sweet natures, and are usually jolly pets, with the goal of pleasing their owners. Affectionate and entertaining, Bichon Frises are recommended for people who want companion dogs.
This breed is very playful and loves performing various tricks. Bichon Frises also get along well with considerate kids as well as with other household pets. Though not bossy in nature, the Bichon Frise dog breed is more often than not, independent.
Regular grooming is important when caring for your Bichon Frise.
Trimming the nails and proper eye care to avoid tear stains are also necessary when caring for the said dog breed. Of course, scheduled dental care is also recommended to avoid the formation of tooth disease in your pet.
When it comes to the emotional needs of your Bichon Frise, enough attention, time, and not leaving the said breed alone for a large amount of time is a must.
Since Bichon Frises are energetic creatures, moderate exercise is required on a daily basis to release some pent-up energy. Walking is a great form of exercise that also enables your dog to have some fun as he sees other people or sights that he may find interesting.
Aside from walking, you can also play tag, fetch, or hide and seek with your Bichon Frise.
Though considered as an intelligent dog, the Bichon Frise can be quite difficult to housetrain.
Compared to female Bichon Frises, the males are usually easier to train.
A recommended form of training for the Bichon Frise is crate training, with the trainer needing to be very patient and firm when the need arises.
Obedience training as well as agility training is also essential during the Bichon Frise’s early years.
HEALTH AND LONGEVITY
Bichon Frises are hypoallergenic dogs that may be cared for by people who may be prone to allergies caused by dogs.
Bichons however, are very much prone to skin allergies, which is why giving your pet a bath every two weeks is advisable. Aside from skin conditions, dental disease and bladder problems are also common in the said dog breed.
Bichon Frises commonly have a life span of up to fifteen years.
The Bichon Frise dog breed captures the hearts of many people because of its adaptability to any type of home.
It is suited to live in apartments, townhouses, country houses, etc. Homes with the elderly as well as kids are also best for Bichon Frises.
The said dog breed can also adapt to having other animals around such as other dogs or cats, but will also do well in being the one and only pet in the house.
Remember that understanding the Bichon’s characteristics and comparing it to your own lifestyle is something that you should consider before deciding to buy or adopt this breed.
I hope that you enjoyed today’s Bichon Frise newsletter.
All the best and take care