Bichon Frise

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This fluffy white dog is curious and cheerful, they rarely shed making them an option for allergy sufferers.

Average size and lifespan

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Height: 0ft 8in - 1ft 0in
Weight: 10-18lbs
Lifespan: 12 - 15 Years


  • Affection5/5
  • Kid-Friendly4/5
  • Stranger-Friendly5/5
  • Dog-Friendly4/5
  • Barking Amount3/5


  • Grooming Difficulty5/5
  • Shedding Amount1/5
  • Easy to Train3/5
  • Can Be Alone1/5
  • Exercise Need3/5


  • Cold Tolerance3/5
  • Heat Tolerance4/5
  • Apartment-Friendly5/5

Bichon Frise Information

This fluffy little white dog is a cotton ball of fun. Their coats rarely shed, so this is wonderful news for those who need a hypoallergenic pet. On top of this, the Bichon is cheerful and curious, ready to accompany you on walks, run around with other dogs or snuggle up in your lap.

The breed originated in the Mediterranean and was a popular choice for French royalty. If you like to pamper your pooch, this breed is for you – they love the attention but always remain grateful.

All dogs have their own personality and unique training, causing them to differ slightly from these breed stats. However, please let us know if we made an error in the stats, we appreciate your help!

Breed FAQs

Can Bichon Frises be apartment dogs?

The Bichon Frise is an excellent apartment dog. They don't need as much space for activity and will be happy in a condo or apartment.

Can Bichon Frises be left alone?

Bichon Frises are extremely social and need lots of interaction with their owners. They don't like being left alone and will likely become destructive or anxious if left for long periods.

Are Bichon Frises good with kids?

Bichon Frises do well with kids. As with any dog they should be monitored closely, they're unlikely to become aggressive.

Are Bichon Frises friendly with strangers?

Bichon Frises love other people and will tend to run up to them for affection. They quickly become great friends with anyone.

Do Bichon Frises get along with other dogs?

Typically, Bichon Frises get along well with other dogs or are easy to socialize with them. It's uncommon that they're overly agressive.

Do Bichon Frises bark a lot?

As far as dogs go, Bichon Frises bark an average amount. You can expect them to bark to alert you, get your attention, or when there are strangers or other dogs.

Do Bichon Frises shed a lot?

The Bichon Frise rarely, or never, sheds. They're excellent for someone who doesn't want to clean up much dog hair.

Do Bichon Frises need a lot of grooming?

Expect Bichon Frises to require regular grooming. Their coats will need brushing and continued maintenance.

Do Bichon Frises need a lot of exercise?

A Bichon Frise will need a moderate amount of exercise to be happy. You'll need to plan some basic walks or fetch during the day.

Are Bichon Frises easy to train?

Although Bichon Frises can be a challenge to train, they can be taught with some dedicated work or by hiring some training help.

Can Bichon Frises handle cold weather?

Although Bichon Frises can handle the cold weather when out with you, they may not want to stay out for long periods of time.

Can Bichon Frises handle hot weather?

Bichon Frises do well in hot climates and can stay out longer without overheating.

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