The Bichon Frise is a small dog that weighs between 10-20 lbs and stands only 23-30 cm. The dog's skull is slightly rounded and the tail is usually long and curly. The coat colors are solid white, grey or apricot. To make the hair even in length, it's recommended that you regularly trim it.
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The dog is said to have a merry and cheerful temperament. He is also gentle mannered, playful, affectionate, and playful. He loves human company; therefore, you should not chase him when he starts following you. The dog is also friendly to children and he tends to be very playful.
While he is very social, he can become very territorial if he is affiliated with a particular territory and encouraged by owners.
Caring for the dog
Proper care for the dog involves giving him the right foods, water, and exercises. Proper care also involves taking your dog for regular checkups. The most common diseases that affect the Bichon Frise are: cancer, autoimmune hemolytic anemia, and thrombocytopenia.
Training the dog
One of the best things about Bichon Frise dog is that he is very intelligent and obedient which makes him very easy to train. For ideal results, you should start training him while still a puppy. To potty train your puppy, you should let him sleep in a crate then when he wakes up you should let him outside to relieve himself.
When he urinates outside, you should reinforce the good behavior by playing with him. Before the dog sleeps, you should take him outside and let him relieve himself in the yard. Again, you should praise him when he does the right thing.
As he grows up, you should use the crate less and less. You should not feel guilty for using the crate. You should know that the crate can't harm the dog.
To make your dog comfortable, you should give him a lot of care and attention. To reduce the risk of aggressive and anxious behavior, you should start socializing him early enough. Here you should let him freely interact with the members of the family and other dogs.
The dog is known to be highly energetic which can result to destructive behavior if the energy is not reduced. To reduce the high energy you should take the dog for walks. To ensure that you are in control, you should always put a leash around your dog.