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Bichon à poil frisé, a wonderful and cute dog who France and Belgium compete but which is not very widespread today in the rest of Europe, much less in other continents. It is a companion dog, small and white, lively and cheerful.
Bichon à poil frisé dwarf
This is dwarf by definition Belgian franc dog, since a male at the withers must not measure more than 30 cm and the average weight of a specimen can range from 3 to 6 kg maximum. The smaller these Bichons are, the more they like them. Other dogs belonging to this group are our "Maltese"And our"Bolognese", The Bichon à poil friséit looks a lot like both of them and it is likely that its origins intersect with theirs.
There are various hypotheses in this regard, the French argue that the breed derives from the "Maltese", with selections dating back to the 15th century, otherwise the Belgians believe that the roots of Bichon à poil friséare to be found in their country. A third way also appears: this dog may have been imported by Spanish navigators in France in the 16th century, with the name of "Tenerife ".
Bichon à poil frisé: characteristics
Fine and silky, 100% white and evenly, the coat of this dog is one of the characteristics that make it unique and loved. It forms large coils, is never roped and measure from 7 to 10 cm, often it is subjected to a grooming to shorten the coat on the feet and on the muzzle.
The chest of the Bichon à poil frisé it is well developed and the limbs are straight and upright, even if with a fine bone, the nails should be black but it does not happen very often to meet specimens that have them like this. The musculature of this dog is developed evenly throughout the body and the gait is lively and relaxed.
The head fits harmoniously, the skull is a bit flat but then the so voluminous hair it hides this feature and softens the shapes. Certainly it does not hide the nose that emerges rounded, very black and shiny, nor the eyes, round and of medium size. The ears are covered with abundant hair like the rest of the body, they have a rounded shape and are drooping, finally the tail, hairy, always with one graceful curve on the plane of the spine.
Bichon à poil frisé: character
It's a perfect companion dog in character, as well as in appearance, so soft and white that it seems a perfect piece of furniture. Our Bichon à poil frisé it is cheerful and lively but not in an exaggerated and annoying way, so it is excellent as an animal for even elderly people who want a presence that makes them good mood.
With strangers it is sociable and never distrustful, he knows how to behave with children and feels that they can play with him, so he loves them very much and is never aggressive or nervous in front of their liveliness. He always parties almost everyone, his character is very similar to that of the "Bichon Avanese“They are both well suited to apartment life, always with a few walks, cheerful, of course, during which you make many friends.
Bichon à poil frisé: breeding
There are five farms that deal with the Bichon a poil frize in Italy, according to ENCI, which on its website reports two farms in Lazio, two in Emilia Romagna and one in Veneto. They are located respectively in the province of Rome and Rieti, and then of Ferrara and Parma, and finally the Venetian breeding is close to Venice.
Bichon à poil frisé: price
The price of this dog is around 700 euros but it is better to contact the breeding centers I have indicated, recognized by ENCI, to find out more. Anyone wishing to think about it first can start investing a few euros to buy themselves a t-shirt for the future owner of Bichon à poil frisé. To get into character.
Bichon à poil frisé: photo
A dog with such a curious appearance and, in my opinion, beautiful, deserves a few more shots. Also to admire his proud and high bearing of the head, her lively and particularly expressive eyes and the harmony of her body.
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