Breed Guide: Bichon Frise’
Posted on October 6, 2014 under Dog Articles
Dr. Marc is a veterinarian and writer for Pets Best, a dog insurance and cat insurance agency.
About the Bichon Frise’
Height (to base of neck): 9.5-11.5″
Coat: Double coat with dense soft inner layer and curly fine outer layer.
Life Expectancy: 14-16 years
Energy level: Moderate to high
Exercise needs: Moderate to high
Is a Bichon Frise’ the Right Dog Breed for You?
Bichons are a true companion dog, bred for their playful and outgoing temperament. They need close human contact and can be prone to separation anxiety. They will alarm bark, but are not considered watch dogs. They are a good family dog and can tolerate city life well. They have high grooming needs including regular brushing and trimming. They are low shedders and considered hypoallergenic.
5 Common Illnesses, Medical Conditions and Accidents for the Bichon Frise’
According to the number of dog insurance claims Pets Best receives
|Medical Issue||Average Claim Amount||Most Expensive Claim|
|Toxicity – Chocolate||$557||$2,371|
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