The Bichon Frise's name translates to mean, ''Curly Lap Dog.'' He is a healthy dog who was bred to be a lap
dog for French Royalty, but during the French Revolution, became street dogs. To keep the Bichon's coat
healthy you must brush it frequently. A cheerful attitude is the hallmark of the breed.
The Bichon Frise is a small, sturdy, white powder puff of a dog whose merry temperament is evidenced by his
plumed tail carried jauntily over the back and his dark-eyed inquisitive expression.
Did You Know
Date entered into Regular Classes: April 4, 1973 The Bichon Frise originated in the Mediterranean area. On
October 18, 1934, the Bichon Frise was admitted to the stud book of the French Kennel Club. The Bichon
Frise was admitted into the American Kennel Club Stud Book in October of 1972. You can find Bichons Frise in
several of the paintings by the Spanish painter Goya.