Bichon Frise Dogs & Puppies for Sale

The Bichon Frise is a small bichon type dog with origins in France and Spain. It’s best known for its fluffy white coat and sweet disposition and looks like a miniature poodle. The Bichon Frise’s exact origin is unknown, but its ancestors were sailing dogs from various Mediterranean coasts. The first records of this breed are from the Canary Islands during the 14th Century. French sailors, then brought them to France, where the breed developed and gained their name.

The Bichon Frise has been popular amongst noble families in France and Spain throughout history. They first gained recognition from pedigree dog associations in the 1930s. By the 1950s, they had grown in popularity, spreading throughout Europe and to the United States.

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Coco - A Cheerful Bichon Frise Puppy for Sale

Coco

Bichon Frise

£1,600

Gender: Female

Age: 57 Week

Colour: White

Coat: Long

Type : Family Pet

Date of Birth: 24-08-2021

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Rosie - A Friendly Bichon Frise Puppy for Sale

Rosie

Bichon Frise

£1,500

Gender: Female

Age: 58 Week

Colour: Cream

Coat: Long

Type : Family Pet

Date of Birth: 17-08-2021

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Toby - A Baby-Doll Looking Bichon Frise Puppy for Sale

Toby

Bichon Frise

£1,900

Gender: Male

Age: 57 Week

Colour: White

Coat: Long

Type : Show Potential

Date of Birth: 25-08-2021

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Teddy - A Smart Bichon Frise Puppy for Sale

Teddy

Bichon Frise

£2,300

Gender: Male

Age: 57 Week

Colour: White

Coat: Long

Type : Show Potential

Date of Birth: 21-08-2021

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Meet the Bichon Frise

The Bichon Frise is a small dog that will reach a maximum of 7 to 12 pounds. However, they are not classed as a Toy breed despite their size. The companion dog stands around 9 to 11 inches tall, and its average lifespan is 12 to 13 years. Their head and legs are proportionate to their small body, and their most striking facial features are their black nose and dark rounded eyes.

The Bichon Frise is in the same dog family as the Maltese, Bolognese, Havanese and Coton de Tulear but is the only one with a double coat. This consists of a soft but dense undercoat and a coarser curly outer coat. The result is a fluffy powder-puff appearance where the hairs stand off the body with a spring-like feel. Their fur is always white, a stark contrast to their jet black eyes.

As you can imagine, Bichon Frise dogs have high maintenance needs. Simply brushing their coat is not enough; they need professional grooming once a month to keep them in top tip condition. However, their saving grace is that they don’t shed much, so at least their white hair will not cover your dark furnishings! Many Bichon Frise owners choose to grow and style the tail hair to fold over its back while trimming the rest of the coat.

As with most pedigree breeds, the Bichon Frise has some health concerns. For example, they are prone to liver shunts and immune diseases like Autoimmune hemolytic anaemia and immune-mediated thrombocytopenia.

The temperament of a Bichon Frise

Most people chose the Bichon Frise for its attractive poodle-like looks, yet its personality is just as wonderful. They are playful, affectionate and gentle, and they maintain a constant happy nature when their needs are met. However, their most crucial requirement is regular human interaction as this breed suffers from separation anxiety. Thus, they dislike being left alone and adore walks and outings with their owners.

This white fluffball loves being the centre of attention and will show off with its clown-like antics and hilarious quirks. They are equally cuddly and playful, so they are always up for a snuggle or play session. However, every Bichon Frise owner will comment on their crazy bursts of energy, known as the Bichon Blitz. It may appear like they suddenly become extremely lively and start running around, bouncing off the furniture. Luckily, this only lasts for about 30 seconds or so.

As very responsive dogs, they are highly trainable. This is good, as it’s vital to train this breed from an early age to prevent unwanted behaviours, such as nipping, snapping and barking. Moreover, consistent but gentle house training is required as this breed can be difficult to house train.

The Bichon Frise is also an excellent watchdog as nothing goes amiss with them. However, to avoid them barking at any little thing, you’ll need to teach them what they should alert you about and what they shouldn’t.

10 reasons to add a Bichon Frise to your family

  1. They are hypoallergenic - Surprisingly, this breed is recommended to those with allergies because of their low shedding rate.
  2. They are super affectionate - The nature of the Bichon Frise is a gentle and loving one. When they are happy, they will show their adoration for you with endless cuddles.
  3. They are well suited for apartments - A tiny home is no issue with this pup. At just one foot tall, they don’t need much room, so there is no reason why they cannot thrive living in an apartment or flat.
  4. They respond well to obedience training - It’s no secret that this breed can be a bit of a handle. However, these pups enjoy training sessions and are intelligent enough to learn commands quickly. Thus, you can easily mould them into the (almost) perfect companion dog with some time and effort.
  5. They have a royal history - From the 15th to 19th centuries, the Bichon Frise made quite a name for themselves among the royals in Europe.
  6. They are clowns - Bichon Frise dogs have very amusing antics and a playful personality. Thus, play sessions with this breed are always a delight and never feel like a chore.
  7. You can change their hairstyle - With a coat like theirs, you can make the most of their monthly grooming session by opting for a different style each time.
  8. They have elegant-sounding names - Once you learn how to pronounce their name, you won’t stop saying it! Bichon Frise, pronounced “bee-Shawn free-say”, loosely means “curly lap dog”.
  9. They wag their whole body - All dogs wag their tails when they are happy, but this breed goes a step further and wiggles their entire body to show their delight.
  10. They look like clouds - Lastly, their white candy floss coats make them look like fluffy clouds that you can’t resist cuddling.

Best homes for a Bichon Frise

Although the Bichon Frise is affectionate, entertaining, and simply adorable, they are not the easiest canine to have in the home. Therefore, they are best suited to people with previous experience caring for dogs. They are also an excellent choice for people who live in a flat or apartment, as their small size means they take up hardly any space.

They can make lovely family pets. However, if you bring one into a home with children, it’s essential to train them properly. Training will ensure they do not snap at kids due to over-excitement during play. Also, because of their frequent bursts of energy, they may not be the best dog if you have a baby or a small child.

Frequently Asked Questions About Bichon Frise Puppies

Why should I choose a Bichon Frise from The Pedigree Paws rather than elsewhere?
At The Pedigree Paws, we work with the most reputable Bichon Frise breeders in the pedigree breeding industry. We take careful precautions to ensure all our breeders work ethically with canine health and wellbeing as the top priority. We do not associate with puppy mills or commercial breeding facilities as these organisations do not act in the best interest of the dogs’ welfare. Because of this, you’ll have the confidence that you are not supporting unethical breeding in any way when you buy a puppy from our platform.
Is a Bichon Frise the right puppy for me?
Bichon Frise puppies are happy, playful and loving and super entertaining! Even so, they do require a fair amount of training, so they need an owner who has the time and patience for them. Because of this, they generally suit an experienced dog owner. In addition, they suffer from separation anxiety when left alone, so they will do well with you if you or another family member is often home. Moreover, they are a good fit for someone who lives in an apartment or flat because of their small size.
Is The Pedigree Paws trustworthy?
Due to the ongoing operation of puppy mills, reputable and trustworthy breeders are not always easy to find. As pet owners and animal lovers, we are firmly against unethical breeding. As a result, we ensure that we only work with reputable Bichon Frise breeders who ethically produce high-quality and healthy puppies. We use an extensive application and selection process to filter out dishonest breeders. We also have various requirements that our breeders must meet when listing their offspring. We’re proud of our hard work, and the rising number of fantastic customer reviews shows this diligence is paying off, too.
Are Bichon Frise puppies from The Pedigree Paws healthy?
Like most pedigree dogs, Bichon Frise puppies are prone to genetic conditions, such as liver shunts. Therefore, it’s our priority to minimise the risk of these puppies inheriting any hereditary health issues. One way we do this is to require breeders to carry out DNA tests on their breeding dogs before producing puppies. In addition, we will not list any puppies bred from animals with hereditary medical conditions. We also want to ensure that your new puppy will live a long and healthy life. Thus, the breeder will take your baby Bichon to a licensed veterinarian for a complete health checkup before completing any sale.
When can I receive my Bichon Frise puppy?
The first few months of a puppy’s life is critical for its health, socialisation, and development. The breeder is responsible for ensuring your new Bichon Frise is in top health, fully weaned and well socialised with humans. Therefore, we require every puppy to stay with their mum for the first eight to 12 weeks of their lives. This allows ample time for them to wean naturally, become independent and familiar with humans, all of which will significantly reduce the likelihood of behavioural problems developing.
Can I see the parents of my Bichon Frise puppy?
As a new puppy parent, it’s natural to have concerns and seeing the parents of your new pup can be very reassuring. Therefore, we allow all our customers to video call with the breeder before paying. On a video call, you’ll get to meet your new furry friend and see the health and temperament of its parents. This will put your mind at ease, assuring you that your puppy will grow to become an excellent companion.
Will I receive the pedigree documents of my Bichon Frise?
When buying a pedigree Bichon Frise puppy, it’s essential to receive proof of its pedigree status and registration. While some dishonest breeders will not provide this, all breeders from The Pedigree Paws do. Thus, you will receive genuine pedigree documents for your Bichon Frise from a top breeding organisation like AKC, FCI or The Kennel Club.
Do your Bichon Frise puppies come from good breeders?
All Bichon Frise puppies at The Pedigree Paws come from the most responsible breeders in The United Kingdom and Europe. Our extensive application procedure and thorough assessments mean we select only breeders who match our high values. In addition, every breeder we work with meets the breeding requirements of international pedigree associations. As a result, you can have total confidence that your new puppy and its parents are taken excellent care of and treated like family members.
Are these Bichon Frise puppies raised in a family home or breeding facility?
We believe the only ethical environment to raise high-quality dogs is in a family home. Thus, our breeders keep their Bichon Frise puppies at home with the family and not in cages. Here, they receive early socialisation, making them friendly and comfortable around people and adaptable and confident. Plus, as they stay with their mother, they get the care they need without being weaned at an unnatural pace. We never work with puppy mills as they keep the puppies in cages, away from their mothers and humans. As a result of early weaning, they are underdeveloped with a compromised immune system. In addition, with no positive human interaction, they will be poorly socialised, leading to a host of behavioural problems.
How can I help my Bichon Frise settle into its new home?
Even though bringing a puppy home is an exciting time, it is a significant change for your baby Bichon. Therefore, it’s not uncommon for puppies to feel overwhelmed or frightened initially. However, you can easily prevent this with some thought and planning. Before your new pup arrives, set up their things and place their bed in a quiet environment, such as a corner. You can also put a warm hot water bottle underneath, which can be comforting for fearful puppies. Then when they arrive, remain calm to avoid making them overexcited. Instead, keep them leashed, slowly introduce them to their new home, and then let them go to their safe space without pressuring them to interact or play.
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