Bichon Frisé


The Bichon Frisé, called in French ,,Bichon á poil Frisé”, is characterized by its striking appearance. This strongly resembles a fluffy cotton pad on four legs.

Important to know

The Bichon Frisé is not only a dog breed that is beautiful to look at, it will also enchant you with its cheerful and lovable nature. Thus, he is the ideal family dog. For big and small, and for young and old.

Calm & Open Minded


Body & Appearance


Coat care
Suitable for children
This is the Bichon Frisé


Even if the Bichon Frisé has an expressive appearance, he is due to his size of 23-30cm and with a weight of just 3-5Kg, but also easy times to overlook.

The white coat of the Bichon Frisé can grow up to 10cm long and is said to resemble the Mongolian goat. Due to its silky and thin texture, as well as the small curls, the coat of the dogs appears very soft, although the outer coat of the animals is harder.

The Bichon Frisé also owes its name to its curly coat, because translated its name means “lap dog with curly hair”.

At the same time not only the body of the little dogs covered with curls, but also his ears and face.

The eyes of the Bichon Frisé are dark and the tail of the animals is curved, but not curled.

The life expectancy of the small dog breed is up to 15 years.


The Bichon Frisé is a cheerful dog breed. He likes everything and everyone and often makes friends with other dog breeds. Towards children, this people-friendly dog breed is also quite open-minded.

The Bichon Frisé is not only friendly, but also intelligent, which also means that he can be stubborn.

In addition, the small dog breed is a balanced dog breed, which is not easily upset. And even though the Bichon Frisé is not easily ruffled, he is also alert. But without yapping all the time or even being aggressive.

Over the years, the Bichon Frisé has become an experienced “lap dog”, who loves to read his master’s or mistress’s wishes from his eyes.


The small dog breed is used to being around people, so it is not good at being alone and always wants to be near you. However, the Bichon Frisé adapts well to its environment and can therefore be kept in a city apartment. The dog breed is also very suitable for keeping with other pets, such as cats.

Furthermore, the Bichon Frisé is happy to go for daily walks with you, but by no means demands to be kept busy all day long. Although, besides walks or bike rides, he is also enthusiastic about dog sports like agility or dogdancing.

Due to its intelligence and willingness to learn, the Bichon Frisé is also suitable for beginners. Nevertheless, it is recommended that you familiarize yourself with the basics of dog training for the education of your four-legged friend. It is important that you always remain friendly but also consistent when training your Bichon Frisé. You will see that with this sensitive education you will quickly achieve success with the sensitive four-legged friend.

Nutrition and care

Like other dog breeds, the Bichon Frisé needs food adapted to its needs. However, the curly-haired charmer is not picky about it. So you have the choice of numerous types of food in the diet. You should only consider a high meat content when choosing food for your four-legged friend. This applies to both wet and dry food. In addition, the diet should consist of up to a maximum of 30 percent protein. Sugar should not be an ingredient in your pet’s food. For the small Brichon Frisé there is also already special dry food for small dogs on the market.

Care for the dog breed is relatively simple.

The top coat with undercoat optimally protects the Bichon Frisé from wetness and cold, especially in winter. In summer, in turn, the coat protects against heat. In addition, the dog breed does not shed, which can also be seen as an advantage.

You should brush your puppy every two days to prevent matting and also to brush out dirt. In addition, the coat of the dogs also belongs regularly trimmed and cut into shape.

There are hardly any breed-typical diseases in the Bichon Frisé. From time to time, watery eyes may occur. This can leave brownish tear marks in the snow-white fur. Therefore, it is important that the eye area is free of long hair. This way you can avoid irritation.


The history of the Bichon Frisé goes back to ancient times. On ancient vases and sculptures can already be seen that in ancient Greece and the Roman Empire were known small dogs with poodle-like appearance. In addition, the dogs also appeared in historical writings.

So the small dogs have been accompanying people for centuries, without taking over hunting or guard dog tasks.

The direct ancestors of the Bichon Frisé probably come from Tenerife.

In the 14th century, Italian sailors brought the small dogs to the port cities, where the dogs became the favorites of the ladies there. In the aristocratic world, the Bichon Frisé enjoyed increasing popularity. This was especially true for the French court. There the four-legged friends experienced in the 15. and 16th century a heyday, until he fell a little into oblivion. After the First World War, the curly lapdog was remembered again in Belgium and France and then also there began again with the targeted breeding.

In 1933 , the breed standard was established. In 1934, the Bichon Frisé was registered as a breed with the umbrella organization of French dog breeders. 1959 the breed was recognized by the FCI.


The Bichon Frisé is not only a dog breed that is beautiful to look at, it will also enchant you with its cheerful and lovable nature. Thus, he is the ideal family dog. For big and small, and for young and old.