20 Facts We Betcha Didn’t Know About Bichon Frise Puppies!

January 24, 2018

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: 

  1. The Bichon Frise typically has its name shortened to Bichon.
  2. The pronunciation is French and is pronounced BEE-shawn FREEzay. Try it. You’ll feel fancy saying it!
  3. The Bichon’s name means “curly coated,” in French and is very apropos.
  4. The Bichon Frise is an energetic and agile breed.
  5. Crate training is recommended for this breed, because potty training Bichon puppies can be difficult.
  6. Bichons dogs do not like to be left on their own for long periods of time.
  7. Though highly intelligent, obedience training is a must for Bichon puppies.
  8. The Bichon Frise breed needs consistent and professional grooming. They should be brushed at least twice every week.
  9. Because of their all white coat, the iron in the water they drink stains the hair around the eyes a rust color.
  10. Because of #8, they can sometimes be prone to allergies.
  11. They have high energy and enjoy moderate exercise by walking or playing a game.
  12. Bichon puppies were the chosen dogs of the French royalty.
  13. In adult dogs, their coats are completely white, but puppies can be born in butter, apricot, or gray shades.
  14. Bichons do not shed and are a hypoallergenic breed.
  15. The Bichon belongs to the same family of dogs as the Maltese, Havanese, Bolognese, and Coton de Tulear.
  16. Separation anxiety is common among this breed.
  17. Bichon puppies sleep 90% of their day for the first few weeks of their lives.
  18. Bichons puppies are born toothless, deaf, and blind. The pups do not fully open their eyes until they are at least 12 days old.
  19. Bichons served as companions of Spanish sailors during the trade routes in the 14th century.
  20. The Bichon Frise dog has an average life span of 12 to 15 years.

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