20 Facts We Betcha Didn’t Know About Bichon Frise Puppies!
Ah, the Bichon Frise! We promise that Bichon puppies aren’t nearly a fussy or frilly as their name suggests!
With their curly white coats and little black button noses, it’d be easy to peg the Bichon Frise as a typical “purse dog”. But in truth, they are anything but! Bichon Frises are smart, easy to train and athletic, able to be great workout partners when you go for a jog or snuggle bugs on the couch. Bichon Frises are a versatile and adaptable breed and can fit in seamlessly with many families. So don’t count them out if you’re wanting a small dog with a big personality, the Bichon Frise makes a perfect companion. Check out our Bichon Frise puppies, right here on our available puppies page.
Let’s dive into the wonderful world of the Bichon Frise:
- The Bichon Frise typically has its name shortened to Bichon.
- The pronunciation is French and is pronounced BEE-shawn FREEzay. Try it. You’ll feel fancy saying it!
- The Bichon’s name means “curly coated,” in French and is very apropos.
- The Bichon Frise is an energetic and agile breed.
- Crate training is recommended for this breed, because potty training Bichon puppies can be difficult.
- Bichons dogs do not like to be left on their own for long periods of time.
- Though highly intelligent, obedience training is a must for Bichon puppies.
- The Bichon Frise breed needs consistent and professional grooming. They should be brushed at least twice every week.
- Because of their all white coat, the iron in the water they drink stains the hair around the eyes a rust color.
- Because of #8, they can sometimes be prone to allergies.
- They have high energy and enjoy moderate exercise by walking or playing a game.
- Bichon puppies were the chosen dogs of the French royalty.
- In adult dogs, their coats are completely white, but puppies can be born in butter, apricot, or gray shades.
- Bichons do not shed and are a hypoallergenic breed.
- The Bichon belongs to the same family of dogs as the Maltese, Havanese, Bolognese, and Coton de Tulear.
- Separation anxiety is common among this breed.
- Bichon puppies sleep 90% of their day for the first few weeks of their lives.
- Bichons puppies are born toothless, deaf, and blind. The pups do not fully open their eyes until they are at least 12 days old.
- Bichons served as companions of Spanish sailors during the trade routes in the 14th century.
- The Bichon Frise dog has an average life span of 12 to 15 years.