In French, Bichon Frise means "curly lap dog"
Almost completely white, sometimes with cream, apricot or buff shadings, usually
around the ears. Color fades during the first year of life. During this time the coat also
changes from puppy fluff to frisé. The undercoat is soft and dense while the outercoat is
curly, giving it a powderpuff look. For aspiring dog owners with allergies, Bichon hair is
less prone to cause allergic reactions than the fur of other dogs: they are hypoallergenic.
The Bichon Frise is a small, sturdy, white powder puff of a dog whose merry
temperament is evident by their plumed tail carried jauntily over their back. They make a
delightful and amusing companion. Gentle-mannered, sensitive, very playful and
affectionate the Bichon Frise is good with children and other pets
The Bichon had success in France during the Renaissance, but its popularity
skyrocketed in the court of Henry III (1574-89). The breed also enjoyed considerable
success in Spain as a favorite of the Infantas, and painters of the Spanish school often
included them in their works. For example, the famous artist, Goya, included a Bichon in
several of his works.
Long with loose curles
White, cream and apricot
Active ,sociable and gentle