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Bichon Frise Training – 4 Important Breed Characteristics

Bichon Frise Training – 4 Important Breed Characteristics

Bichon Frise

The Bichon Frise is a breed that is sweet tempered, merry, and eager, always wanting to please his owners and family. He or she is a dog that loves to spend time with his family and loves interaction with humans and other animals.

The Bichon is fine for novice dog owners as well as more experienced ones, and will fare well around considerate children. Housebreaking the Bichon Frise can be a difficult task, and some can be quite noisy with their high pitched barks. All in all, the Bichon Frise is a wonderful little dog with a cheerful outlook, bags of enthusiasm, a sociable personality, and is perfect as a family pet or companion dog.

Puppies

Puppies sometimes have beige to apricot markings, but these fade over time. They commonly have buff, apricot or cream color on their ears or head that will almost always fade to complete white. Puppies must be accustomed to brushing at an early age, a process that requires much patience and gentle handling to make them ready for a new loving home.

Training

The Bichon Frise is a very intelligent dog and can be trained to do tricks. They are slow to mature and males are generally slightly easier to train than females. The breed is easy to train using standard obedience commands. Training begins at birth and ongoing consultation is available to all breed owners at the local obedience school or vet. The Bichon works well with food treats along with the leash and collar. Training must be gentle and firm, with no harsh corrections or scolding.

Bichons

Bichons are notoriously smart and easy to train, making them a favorite for circus acts. My bichon have been part of my life since 1999. On the downside, bichons are prone to liver shunts. They weigh about 10 to 18 pounds, depending on size and are classified under four categories: the Havanese, Bolognese, Maltaise, and Tenerife, from which the Bichon Frise ultimately descended.

Bichons require a moderate amount of exercise, including a daily walk, and make perfect indoor dogs. Bichons should be between 9 1/2 to 11 1/2 inches tall at the withers. They were the popular choice of dog that Italian sailors used for bartering during medieval times and were the preferred choice for bartering because they were very friendly and made good traveling companions.

Family

The Bichon Frise is a breed that is sweet tempered, merry, and eager, always wanting to please his owners and family. They love to spend time with their family and loves interaction with humans and other animals.

The Bichon Frise is a cute little “puffy” dog. This is a small but sturdy dog who can be taken on family trips, and will be sad if you leave him at home. He is a good family dog and will love everyone in his “pack.