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Bichon Frise Pedigree Dogs-Puppies for sale-Australia

Companionship:

Bichons are at their best when in constant company. Like most breeds, they do not do well when left on their own for long periods of time.

Fencing:

Good fencing is required as Bichons are very intelligent and will find a way out to be with you.

Shelter:

As with any breed, a warm dry place to sleep is required, where they feel safe and close to the family.

Bichon Frise Diet

A proper balanced diet is recommended for your Bichon. A quality puppy food as well as cooked meats like chicken, turkey and beef with oats and vegetables is also fine.

I personally use and recommend a good quality dry food, or cooked oats,mixture of fresh vegetable lightly cooked and rotation of chicken,turkey,fish or beef. I also offer my dogs a raw carrot
to start the day to clean their teeth and breath. Cut apple is also good for morning tea.

Grooming

Regular grooming is required and is best to get your Bichon used to being brushed and groomed as a puppy. Start out slowly and reward your puppy after each brushing.

The dog’s face needs attention to keep the hair out of their eyes. Clip the hair around the stomach, bottom and tail area for hygiene. Clip around the paws, as if this gets too long, the dog may not walk properly.

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About Bichon Frisé

Background

The Bichon Frisé is a French/Belgian breed. Originally popular with the French aristocracy, the breed fell from favour during the French revolution. The Bichon Frisé then worked for a living by performing with organ grinders and other street musicians. During World War I, the Bichon Frisé almost became extinct, and it was only the dedication of the French and Belgian breeders which saved the breed. In 1933 the Bichon Frisé received official recognition from the F.C.I. (the European Canine Controlling Body). Whilst presentation of the coat for the show ring differs from Country to Country today, the dedicated breeders of France and Belgium were responsible for the development of the breed into the Bichon Frisé we see today. The Bichon Frisé was first introduced into Australia in the mid 1970s and since its introduction has proved very successful in the show ring and equally successful as a companion dog.

Average Lifespan

The Bichon Frisé may live to as much as 19 or more, however, the breed averages 14 to 15 years of age.

Breed Personality/Characteristics/Temperament

The Bichon Frisé has a superb temperament. It is an ideal companion dog, friendly, affectionate and enjoys the contact with its human family. It should be primarily an indoor dog because of its devotion to the family. The Bichon Frisé is not suited to living outside, away from the family. It is always ready to play a game, take a walk, or just snuggle up for a cuddle. A breed with a wonderful attitude for life, they make an ideal companion for young and old alike.

Compatibility with other pets

The Bichon Frisé adapts well to other pets if reared with them, or introduced to them gradually. It will cope with both cats and other dogs quite well.

Care Requirements

The Bichon Frisé requires regular grooming and is not a dog for those who want a "no maintenance dog". It requires regular brushing and combing (at least every second or third day) and needs to be bathed every 2 to 3 weeks. The coat does not shed, so consequently requires scissoring every 6 to 8 weeks (NOTE the breed is scissored and not clipped). The Bichon Frisé does not require a lot of exercise but certainly loves to walk regularly and loves to run and play in the back yard. It will cope well in small apartments if taken for regular walks. The Bichon Frisé is a sturdy and intelligent dog and is well suited to obedience and agility.

Ideal Owner/s (Non Allergenic)

The Bichon Frisé is suited to anyone who wants a companion dog. The breed is also considered "non-allergenic" by many people, so may be ideal for people with allergy problems. It is suggested, however, to visit the breeder and have contact with the dogs before purchasing to ensure that they suit if allergies are a problem. You will not find a better dog than the Bichon Frisé. A small, attractive dog, with a big dog attitude, they quickly win the hearts of everyone they meet. They love life, love people, and with regular care will reward their owners with years of love and devotion.

Toilet Training your Dog

I believe it is very important to be happy with your pet so toilet training is essential. This book I found on the internet and I employed the techniques. I recommend it as it gives various different techniques you can employ depending on your type of housing.

Please visit her website on http://www.amazon.com/How-Housebreak-Your-Days-Revised/dp/0553382896#

In Conclusion

Now you know a little about the Bichon Frisé and have decided this is the dog for you or you want more information, make contact with the breed club or your State controlling body for purebred dogs. They will be able to give you information about available puppies and also suggest dog shows where you can see the breed and speak to breeders. In this way you will gain a better perspective of the breed and its needs.