How to Groom a Bichon Frise?

Bichon Frise (pronounced bee-SHON free-ZAY) dogs are a small but active breed of dog that is known for their sweet temperament. This breedis thought to be a descendant of the water spaniel and was known in the Mediterranean area as far back as the Middle Ages.They make great family pets and are generally very easy to care for. Bichons are also known for their curly hair, which can be any color but typically are white with shadings of cream, buff or apricot. Bichons themselves are similar to poodles in terms of their powder-puff coat, which consists of a silky but curly outer coat and soft undercoat.

white Bichon Frise

The most frequent questions that people ask about the Bichon Frise:

1. Do Bichon Frise shed?

Bichon Frise have minimal shedding. They have hair and not fur coats that need to be cut and groomed regularly.

2. Are Bichon Frise hypoallergenic? 

No dog is purely hypoallergenic but Bichons have soft hair that produces less dander than fur, which is less likely to produce an allergic response in people with allergies. The Bichon Frise has a double coat that is made up of two layers: a dense undercoat and a softer outer coat. The undercoat is where most of the shedding occurs. The outer coat comprises longer, softer hair that does not shed as much. This combination of coats makes the bichon Frise an ideal breed for people with allergies.

white Bichons

Things to Keep in Mind Before Grooming A Bichon Frise:

There are many different styles for bichon frise haircuts, but the most popular way to cut their hair is a short style that falls well below the ears. This look can be achieved by using a clipper on the side or top of the head and cutting just enough hair to cover the ear canal.



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