Good Looking, Fun to Hang With, Winning Personality
There is a reason the Bichon Frise is not only a perennially popular companion dog AND wins the big awards at the top dog shows. They are delightful to live with and to behold.
Whether you keep your Bichon in a sassy puppy cut or a full-on show style, your Bichon is sure to turn heads! Of course, it isn't easy to keep a dog that is 100% white pristine and we've got products to help (Razzle Dazzle Whitening Shampoo, to start).
A Few Bichon Frise Factoids & Tidbits
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 Bichons 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.