BBS Breed Spotlight: Bichon Frisé
Best Bully Sticks is highlighting a very delightful dog today, the Bichon Frisé! This little dog is full of energy and extremely loving, not to mention absolutely adorable! The Bichon also has a very interesting background that we were surprised to learn and we hope you are too!
History & Background: The Bichon Frisé is an early descendant from the Portuguese Spaniel and still has a liking toward water and retrieving. This dog was traded by Spanish sailors and were kept on board many boats as a companion. Because it visited and was used as barter on many continents, the Bichon became a favorite of many royal courts. Still today, Bichons are known as a great companion dog.
Height: 9 – 12 in (from withers)
Weight: 10 - 20 lbs
Coat: The Bichon has a soft and dense undercoat and a coarser and curlier outer-coat, which together makes this thick but soft to the touch. The coat is springy and velvety. This breed is usually listed as a hypoallergenic dog, which doesn’t shed, but this is somewhat false. The curl in the coat of the Bichon limits the amount of dead hair and dander that will get into the air. Also, the grooming that this dog needs will remove any excess hair.
Color: The color of this dog is usually white, but the shades can differ from buff, cream and apricot around the ears or on the body. This dog can also be a grayish color.
Appearance: Powder puff is the word used to describe this dog most often. The Bichon has small dark eyes and nose. The overall appearance of this dog is round, which a rounded skull and muzzle. The Bichon’s tail is usually groomed to be long and curly. This dogs ears are drooped and covering in long white hair.
Temperament: The Bichon embodies playfulness and a cheerful disposition. This dog is a very gentle and affectionate dog as well.
Product Suggestions: These little cotton balls would love Zuke’s Treats from BBS! The Zuke’s Minis are great little moist morsels of all-natural meats and other yummy flavors! BBS would also suggest West Paw’s Small Huck! The Bichon loves to fetch and play so this durable and brightly colored ball will last for hours of fun!