If you want great companion pets, look no further than Bichon Frise dogs. Many owners of this breed, those who've had them for a long time (the Bichon can live up to 15 years), will tell you they do not want another dog breed. That's because the Bichon Frise has its own lively personality. Compared to other toy dog breeds that grow up to be brats, the Bichon is very intelligent, quite social, friendly with kids, and pays attention to its owner.
What to know more about this breed? Let this short article guide you. You will hear and read about a lot of comparisons being made between the Bichon and other breeds. Although the Bichon is a toy breed, judging by its bearing and the way it moves, it's not the type of helpless designer dog you have to carry around, else it is accidentally kicked and get injured. The Bichon also loves to run around, for no reason at all.
You need to look up more info on this breed if you seriously want to have one at home. As with any other breed, some do well in some circumstances but not with others. There are breeds that fit well with large families, some do well with kids, and some are perfect for small apartments. There is also the matter of the expenses a Bichon owner should know about. You will need to have it checked by the vet, and bring it over for other reasons, such as deworming and vaccinations; There's also the after of the premium dog food you should buy. And then there are other items, such as grooming accessories, toys, and potty pads for pups.
First time owners also fail to think about the grooming needs of the Bichon. What they have in mind, instead, is how adorable the dog looks like, and how gentle it is. Another myth in their head is how nice it is to have one, as told by some owners, having left out parts about the health problems, potty training woes, and other dog nuances. The fastest way to learn about the breed is to go online, and then decide whether you want puppies or adult Bichon. It's often recommended go first time owners of this breed to get adult dogs instead of puppies. Purchasing adult dogs from breeders is another matter though, since you might be tricked by a dishonest breeder into buying an unhealthy dog.
You should look up breeding clubs or circles, and ask them to recommend breeders, at least that's one way to go about this. The alternative, but which can take a longer time until you get the dog, is to go through an application for adoption. You will be helping both the dog and the rescue group by taking in one of their rescues. Rescues are often staffed by volunteers and may not be able to respond to your application as quickly as you expect. But then when they do, they will make you go through a screening process, which includes a home visit.