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How to Take Care of Your Bichon Frise: FAQS, Tips, and Tricks

Dani is an avid animal lover with a special penchant for poodles, ponies, and rats.

The Bichon Frise is a popular breed, ranked 45th most popular according to the American Kennel Club. They have a loveable, playful temperament that makes them excellent family dogs and low exercise needs make them suited to apartment living. However, they have high-maintenance grooming needs and require regular professional care to upkeep their signature pearly white coat.

A Bichon Frise in a Pet Cut

A Bichon Frise in a Pet Cut

How Much Grooming Does A Bichon Frise Need?

Grooming is by far the most demanding of a Bichon Frise's care requirements. According to the American Kennel Club, this breed requires:

  • Brushing at least two or three times a week (but every day is best)
  • Monthly bathing
  • Regular nail trimming

In addition to these requirements, they need a little extra to keep up their coat.

How Much Excercise Does a Bichon Frise Need?

The Bichon Frise has complicated exercise needs. They are considered "somewhat active" and as such require daily walks. The breed is prone to bursts of energy that expose their playful side, but on the whole they are lazy dogs that love to cuddle up on the couch.

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