The Bichon Frisé descended from the Barbet or Water Spaniel and the Standard Poodle . The Bichons were divided into four categories: the Bichon Maltese , the Bichon Bolognaise , the Bichon Havanese and the Bichon Tenerife . All originated in the Mediterranean area. Interest in the breed was renewed during the rule of Napoleon III, but then waned until the late 19th century when it became the “common dog”.
The American Kennel Club (AKC) refers to the Bichon Frisé as “merry” and “cheerful” and the breed standard calls for a dog that is “gentle mannered, sensitive, playful and affectionate”. The Bichon Frisé loves human company and demands much of your attention. They are charming, affectionate, and intelligent. Bichons do well with children because they are playful and have lots of energy. Bichon Frisés are very obedient if training is started early and continued constantly.
Between 23–28 cm and 3–6 kg.
Medium length. Soft silky texture with corkscrew curls.
(Source: Wikipédia & The Ultimate Dogs, Dog Breeds & Dog Care by Dr Peter Larkin & Mike Stockman, August 2015)