Height: Between 9 and 12 inches approximately
Weight: between 10 and 25 pounds
Gentle mannered, sensitive, playful and affectionate. A cheerful attitude is the hallmark of the breed. A cheerful, happy dog, the Bichon Frise is small and sturdy with a dark-eyed inquisitive expression and a plumed tail it carries merrily over the back.
Bichons are great family pets as they are sociable; they are good with children and love to play. They are smart and highly trainable. They are wonderful companion dogs.
The undercoat is soft and dense, the outercoat of a coarser and curlier texture. The combination of the two gives a soft but substantial feel to the touch which is similar to plush or velvet and when patted springs back. When bathed and brushed, it stands off the body, creating an overall powder puff appearance.
COLOR & MARKINGS:
Color is white, may have shadings of buff, cream or apricot around the ears or on the body.