The Bichon Frise is a beloved dog breed known for its playful, affectionate, cheerful temperament and long, curly coat. Classified as a non-sporting breed, the Bichon Frise is a small dog with an average weight of 10-18 pounds and a height of 9.5-11.5 inches.
This breed typically has a 12-15 year life span and requires moderate amount of exercise per day. As for grooming needs, the Bichon Frise has high grooming requirements.
In this guide, we’ll take a closer look at the Bichon Frise’s personality traits, exercise and grooming needs, as well as common health issues associated with the breed.
Bichon Frise Breed Information
Breed Group: non-sporting
Average Weight (lbs): 10-18
Average Height (in): 9.5-11.5
Life Expectancy (years): 12-15
Daily Sleep: 12-14 hours
Bichon Frise Appearance
Coat Type: long, curly
Coat Colors: white
Bichon Frise Temperament and Personality
Temperament: playful, affectionate, cheerful
Trainability: can be stubborn, requires patience and positive training
Exercise Needs: moderate
Grooming Needs: high
Bichon Frise Health
Common Health Issues: patellar luxation, allergies, dental issues
To learn more about this breed, visit our Dog Breeds category.