Breed Profile

Bichon Frise

Bichon Frise
Bichon Frise
Bichon Frise
The Bichon Frise is a French and Belgian breed. Originally popular with the French aristocracy, the breed fell from favour during the French revolution. The Bichon Frise then worked for a living by performing with organ grinders and other street musicians.

During World War I, the Bichon Frise almost became extinct and it was only the dedication of the French and Belgian breeders, which saved the breed.

The Bichon Frise was first introduced into Australia in the 1970s and since its introduction has proved successful in the show ring and equally successful as a companion dog.

AVERAGE LIFESPAN

The Bichon Frise is quite a long-living dog and will usually live up to 16 years of age, but cared for correctly and given the correct diet will often can live up to 19 years.

BREED PERSONALITY, CHARACTERISTICS AND TEMPERAMENT

The Bichon Frise has a superb temperament. It is an ideal companion dog, friendly, affectionate and enjoys contact with its human family. It should be primarily an indoor dog because of its devotion to the family. The Bichon Frise is not particularly suited to living outside.

It is always ready to play a game, take a walk, or just snuggle up for a cuddle. A breed with a wonderful attitude for life, they make an ideal companion for young and old alike.

COMPATIBILITY WITH OTHER PETS

The Bichon Frise adapts well to other pets if reared with them, or introduced to them gradually. It will cope with both cats and other dogs quite well.

CARE REQUIREMENTS

The Bichon Frise requires regular grooming and is not a dog for those who want a "no maintenance dog". It requires regular brushing and combing (at least every second or third day) and needs to be bathed every two to three weeks. The coat does not shed so it needs to be cut every six to eight weeks. The Bichon Frise does not require a lot of exercise, but it loves to walk regularly and loves to run and play in the back yard.

IDEAL OWNERS

The Bichon Frise is suited to anyone who wants a companion dog. The breed is considered to be "non-allergenic", by many people, and so may be the ideal dog for people with allergy problems. It is suggested, however, to visit the breeder and have contact with the dogs before purchasing to ensure that they suit if allergies are a problem.

You will not find a better dog than the Bichon Frise. A small, attractive dog, with a big dog attitude, they quickly win the hearts of everyone they meet. They love life, love people, and with regular care will reward their owners with years of love and devotion.

IN CONCLUSION

If you have decided that the Bichon Frise is the dog for you and you are prepared to cut the dog’s coat every six to eight weeks, contact one of the groups listed below:


Recommended Breeders




Breeder NameKennelState 
Les Bradney Kelzarki NSW Contact
John and Christine Kellow PINEFIELD SA Contact
Jennifer Page Zettanny NSW Contact
Chris Van Chismene QLD Contact
Margaret Hay Silverino NSW Contact
Fiona Vecchio Mollabru QLD Contact
Moira Lescuyer Jasmine Rose NSW Contact
Susan Bailey Gazan NSW Contact
josephine vella SIlvery Moon NSW Contact
Valerie Harrison Eastvalanna QLD Contact
jenny sweeney poudrette QLD Contact
Josephine Vella Silvery Moon NSW Contact
Josianne Smolcic Snowflakstar NSW Contact
Marie Adams Scomar NSW Contact
Jacqui Brazel Saltbreeze QLD Contact
Donna Rankin Donarsgold QLD Contact
Marlene Stoppini Mistbreeze NSW Contact
kathy spiteri frostqueen NSW Contact
Jill Eerden Daejilon VIC Contact
rick berwick Dupanache WA Contact
Margaret Atyeo Moria Lescuyer SA Contact


*** We have vetted and approved these independent breeders as meeting, at the time, our criteria for the reliable breeding, feeding, care and sale of suitable quality puppies of this breed. This does not mean that other breeders do not meet these criteria or are not otherwise suitable suppliers. Nor can our vetting and approval guarantee the quality of a breeder or puppy or that you will be happy with them. We disclaim any liability for the quality, acts or omissions of these breeders or their puppies and our approval of breeders is not a substitute for you making all appropriate enquiries and checks (including veterinary checks) before choosing a specific breeder or puppy.


Canine Clubs

Australian Capital Territory: New South Wales:
Dogs ACT
(ACT Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 815
Dickson, ACT 2602
Tel: 02 6241 4404
Fax: 02 6241 1129
Website: www.dogsact.org.au
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs NSW
(Royal New South Wales Canine Council Ltd)
PO Box 632
St Marys, NSW 1790
Tel: 02 9834 3022
Fax: 02 9834 3872
Website: www.dogsnsw.org.au
(Details current as of 10/10/2013)
Northern Terrority : Queensland:
Dogs NT
(North Australian Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 37521
Winnellie, NT 0821
Tel: 08 8984 3570
Fax: 08 8984 3409
Website: www.dogsnt.com.au/
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs Queensland
(Canine Control Council (Queensland))
PO Box 495
Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006
Tel: 07 3252 2661
Fax: 07 3252 3864
Website: www.cccq.org.au
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
South Australia : Tasmania :
Dogs SA
(South Australian Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 844
Prospect East, SA 5082
Tel: 08 8349 4797
Fax: 08 8262 5751
Website: www.dogssa.com.au
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs Tasmania
(Tasmanian Canine Association Inc)
The Rothman Building
PO Box 116
Glenorchy, Tas 7010
Tel: 03 6272 9443
Fax: 03 6273 0844
Website: www.tasdogs.com/
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Victoria: Western Australia:
Dogs Victoria
(Victorian Canine Association)
Locked Bag K9
Cranbourne, Vic 3977
Tel: 03 9788 2500
Fax: 03 9788 2599
Website: www.dogsvictoria.org.au/
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs West
(Canine Association of Western Australia Inc)
Cnr Warton & Ranford Rds,
Southern River, WA, 6110
Tel: 08 9455 1188
Fax: 08 9455 1190
Website: www.dogswest.com
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)

 

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