Bichon Frise

The Bichon Frise is a small breed of dog that originated in the Mediterranean area. It is believed to have descended from the Barbet (a type of water dog), but it is also possible that it descended from the Maltese or Poodle. The breed was first bred in the Canary Islands, and was brought to Europe by sailors, who then exported them to other parts of the world.

The Bichon Frise has a typical white coat with either black or rust markings on its paws and chest. Its coat should be curly, but not so much so that it resembles a poodle’s coat. Males typically weigh between 7 and 14 pounds (3-6 kg), while females usually weigh between 6 and 12 pounds (2-5 kg).