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Breed: Bichons Frises
Country of Origin: Mediterranean area (Canary Islands)
AKC Group: Non-Sporting
Function: Companion to Spanish sailors and aristocrats
Life Span: 16-17 years
Appearance: Sturdy, small, curled tail
Color: White, cream, white and apricot
Coat Type: Non-shedding, curly, soft, thick
Grooming: Professional trimming every 2 months, brush 3 hours per week, keep coat dry
Height: 9-12 inches
Weight: 8-14 pounds
Activity Level: High
Watch Dog: Yes
Protection: No
Intelligence: Very high
Trainability: Very high
Good With Children: Older yes, younger no
Good With Pets: Good
Good With Strangers: Reserved
Character: Easygoing, lively, affectionate
Home Environment: Apartment O.K., but needs daily exercise
Best Owner: Patient leader
Potential Problems:  
Behavior: Hard to house break, barking, digging, nippy
Physical: Ear infections, skin ailments, epilepsy