Bichon Frise Breed Profile
Among the lovable traits of the Bichon Frise is that they are independent, intelligent, affectionate, bold, lively, charming, gentle, easy to train, and are eager to please.
This breed of dog makes a great companion for children and is great with families.
Lifespan and Weight
The average lifespan of this breed of dog is around 15 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 7 to 12 lbs.
The most common diseases and medical conditions associated with this breed of dog include but are not limited to watery eyes, cataracts, skin problems, ear problems, epilepsy and dislocated kneecaps.
Housebreaking and Shedding
Housebreaking can be done with patience on part of the owner. Shedding is minimal, but brush every other day in order to maintain.
Best Owner Compatibility
Can be suitable for the apartment or condo dweller, as this breed of dog doesn't tend to be yappy like other small dogs. Not suitable for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has a yard to play and romp in during the day with a bed to sleep inside in at night that's with the family.
Where to Buy
The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.
The average cost for this breed of dog is around $1,200 or more each. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.
Although not aggressive by nature, this breed of dog has a tendency to get Small Dog Syndrome if they do not have an owner who displays a pack leader mentality.
This breed of dog is great for announcing guests arrival when someone knocks or rings the doorbell.
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