Bichon Frise breed information

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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.

Bichon Frise

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.

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