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Bichon Frise

This bichon is distinguished by its double coat, which gives it a fluffy appearance. The coat is fine and silky, consisting of soft, corkscrew curls. These are trimmed back over the eyes to emphasize the rounded appearance of the face.

History of Bichon Frise

Originally, the Bichon Frise was popular in the royal courts of Europe. By the 1800s, however, the breed had lost favour and was more likely to be seen in circuses or accompanying organ grinders.


Its long association with people makes the Bichon Frise a responsive pet.

Other names of Bichon Frise: Tenerife Dog.

Identification keys of Bichon Frise

  • naturally agile
  • narrow, delicate ears
  • tight, round feet
  • tail curls over back
  • silky, cork-screw curls
  • strong, straight forelegs

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