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Breed:

Bichon Frise

Group (AKC):
Non-sporting
Country of OriginMediterranean area (Canary Islands)
Type of coatnon-shedding, puffy, curly, soft, thick, undercoat
Groomingkeep dry and brushed to prevent matting and foul odor (three and a half hours per week), professional trimming every two months
Average height9-12 inches
Average weight8-14 pounds
Activity levelvery high indoors, medium outdoors
Watchdoggood barker
Protectionno
Intelligencevery high
Trainabilityvery high, stubborn, needs patience and persistence
Compatibility with childrenno young children, older children OK, no roughhousing
Charactereasygoing, amiable, happy, lively, affectionate, intelligent
Ideal home environmentapartment is fine, exercise daily
Ideal ownerconsistent, patient leader with time to socialize and groom
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