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There is something about knowing the history of a dog breed, what they were bred to DO, when was the breed first defined as a unique breed and where they began, that fascinates me. Fellow dog geeks...you're gonna love the Bichon Frise Back Story.
The Bichon Frise originated over 1000 years ago, probably in Spain. Due to their happy nature and all around pleasantness to have around, the early Bichon's became the darling of sailors who sailed the world over. These dogs were prized as companions and often used to barter for treasures in far off lands. From the 1400s until the 1800s they were the darlings of Mediterranean royalty.
In the early 1900s, or so, Bichons were divided into four categories: the Bichon Maltese, the Bichon Bolognaise, the Bichon Havanese and the Bichon Tenerife, which became known as the Bichon Frise. The Bichon Club of America has a well-researched article HERE.