Breed Group: Non-Sporting
Weight: 7-12 lbs
Height: 9.5-11.5 inches
Color(s): white, may have cream shadings
A Bichon Frise is a small breed of dog that appeared in the 13th century. They are strong, versatile and smart. They do not shed and thus require grooming everyday and this also makes them a hypoallergenic breed thus making it most suitable for people who suffer from allergies. Earlier they were loved by French Royalty, and they remain popular even to this day as companion pet or show dog.
Bichon Frise Health and DiseaseOn average Bichon Frise leave for about 12-13 years. The deaths of this dog breed could be due to:
· Old age
· Autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA)
· Immune-mediated thrombocytopenia (ITP)
· Liver shuntsITP and AIHA are responsible for most premature deaths of this breed, whereas cancer causes more deaths than these two.