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Touch a Bichon and you have touched a bit of heaven...
Hold a Bichon and you 
have held the world...
Love a Bichon and you 
will love life forever...
- Author Unknown


Bichon Frise puppy

Amanda Lynn

Bichon Frise adult and puppy
Ch Bichonlovers Prince Love

The Bichon Frise's exact origins are unknown. He is known to have taken the aristocracy of Europe by storm upon his arrival there in the 1300s. Coming from the Canary Islands, the Bichon Frise was first called the Bichon Tenerife. 

Upon his recognition by the kennel club of France as a purebred breed in the 1930s, the Bichon Tenerife's name was changed to Bichon Frise meaning "curly-coated lap dog". Bred to be a companion and pet, the Bichon Frise fits well into both city and country life.

The Bichon stands no more than 12 inches tall at the shoulder. He has large dark eyes and a black button nose. He has been called an "animated powder puff". His coat is thick and curly and usually solid white although he may have buff, apricot, or cream coloured shadings.  The Bichon does need regular grooming, and must be completely dried after bathing to keep his coat tangle-free. However, his coat is considered to be non-shedding, non-allergenic, and odourless!

With a cheerful, friendly, and affectionate personality, the Bichon makes a wonderful family pet. He is playful, eager to please, and loves being the centre of attention. Many Bichons have been happily employed in the circus performing tricks! The Bichon gets along well with other household pets and is active enough to romp with the children! He also makes a fine companion for the elderly or disabled as most of his exercise needs can be met by playing around the house or garden.

A good watchdog, the Bichon Frise will alert his people to any unfamiliar faces. He takes well to obedience training and should start both training and socialization early. As a very sociable animal, the Bichon loves to get out and about and enjoys regular walks.

 

 
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British Columbia 

Kennel/Website

Roxanne Hamilton
3622 Hazel Drive
Prince George, BC  V2K 1Z2
(250) 962-6265
Email:
roxanne@classykennels.com

Summer Knight Kennels


Robert R. Leech
1908 Salmon River Road
Salmon Arm, BC  V1E 3H6
(250) 832-4923
Email:
bichon_frise@telus.net

Canadian Spirit Kennel



Alberta

Kennel/Website

Tom and Lucille Turner
Box 349
Legal, AB  T0G 1L0
(780) 348-5951
Email:
contact@clydekennels.com

Clyde



Saskatchewan

Kennel/Website

Julia Dickinson
Emerald Park, SK
(306) 781-2760
Email:
Balladair@sasktel.net

Balladair Reg'd



Ontario

Kennel/Website

Cathy Bretfeld
1215 4th Concession West
RR#2
Waterdown, ON   L0R 2H2
(905) 627-9788

Spencer Creeks


Fern Flett
RR#1
Langton, ON  N0E 1G0
(519) 875-1482
Email:
bichonlovers@sympatico.ca
http://bichonandyorkielovers.blogspot.com/

Bichon and Yorkie Lovers Reg'd


Lorrie Spaling
RR#2
Drayton, ON  N0G 1P0
(519) 638-3698
Email:
clspaling@lotsofloveon4paws.com

Lots of Love on 4 Paws

 

New Brunswick

Kennel/Website

Helen Johnston
304 Pleasant Drive 
Minto,  NB    E4B 2T1
(506) 327-3544 Cell: (506) 260-4634

Email:
helen.johnston@bellaliant.net

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Did you know?


The Bichon Frise 
was highly regarded in 
Spain and was frequently used as an item of barter internationally throughout antiquity.

 

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