Helping cats and dogs live their healthiest lives.
Sacred Birman kitten stood next to an adult Yorskhire Terrier in black and white.
Bichon Frise adult in black and white

Bichon Frise

Intelligent, vivacious and rather energetic, the Bichon Frise is a fantastic addition to any family.

About the Bichon Frise

Bichon Frises have all the physical and behavioral qualities of the ideal companion dog, not least a great willingness to share their affections.

They have become a very popular companion dog throughout the globe. Bichon Frises are lively little dogs with expressive eyes and a happy-go-lucky, playful character.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

Country
France
Group
FCI Group 9, AKC Non-Sporting Group
Size category
Small
Avg life expectancy
12–15 years

Lively / Confident / Quiet / Sociable / Adaptable / Loving / Loyal

Key facts

  • Requires a lot of grooming
  • Yard not essential
  • Needs moderate training

Like & share this page

A healthy start to life

Puppyhood is a time of massive physical and behavioral change, and a steep learning curve for new owners. Find out how you can provide your puppy with the best start to life so they develop into strong, healthy dogs.

Learn more
Dachshund puppy in black and white eating from a red bowl

Lifetime of health

Get advice and information on how to provide the best care for your dog at every stage of life.

Learn more
Content Block With Text And Image 2