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Bichon Dog Breed Information

Bichon Dog Breed Information

Have you been looking for information about the Bichon dog breed? The bichon is considered a great pet that is sweet, playful and a gentle dog. Bichon dogs weigh between 10-18 pounds and are 9.5-11.5 inches tall, and they have a lifespan of 14-16 years. The breed’s glory is a white hypoallergenic coat, plush and velvety to the touch. The Bichon is breed is an adaptable companion who gets along with animals and children.

Bichons are vigilant and curious dogs, and they are lovers, not fighters. Bichons are more city dogs who can be trained quickly and enjoy performing for their loved ones. Bichons are very playful and intelligent; however, they need a lot of playtime and activity. Bichon doesn’t care for being alone during long hours of the day. The Bichon’s personality draws smiles and hugs wherever they go.

Nutrition:

Bichons need between 296 and 494 calories per day, but if your Bichon is active, they need 404 to 663 calories per day. Keep your Bichon healthy but measuring their food, feed them twice a day and not having their food out all day. Bichon are small breeds and are prone to urolithiasis, and a diet is an essential part of treating and managing this condition.

Grooming:

Bichons need to be brushed at least two to three times a week, but doing it every day is best. They need a bath and clipping once a month. Some owners take their bichons every four to six weeks to a groomer. Make sure you brush the mats and knots before washing them, which can cause skin problems. Making sure your Bichon’s face clean and trimmed is essential to your dog’s health; mucus and discharge from the eyes tend to gather in the hair that grows around the eyes, and eyes problems can result if you don’t clean the area. To avoid tartar and bacteria, brush your dog’s teeth at least two to three times a week.

Exercise:

Running around the yard or the house is a brief burst of energy for your Bichon; they need quality playtime with you. They are fast runners so having a fenced yard is very important to prevent it from running away. Bichons need a lot of exercise, going for long walks will help. Bichons are somewhat active, but other bichons have a lot of energy.

Training:

Like all breeds, it’s best to start training your dogs when they are puppies. Bichon can sometimes be challenging to housebreak but are very easy to train once you do. Bichons love performing tricks and love to learn. Make sure to give your little one lots of positive reinforcement and a treat when training them. Dogs learn quicker when there are positive rewards. Bichons need to be with their family, you are their pack, and sometimes unpleasant behaviour will result from being left alone for too long.

Health:

Bichon is typically a healthy dog. We always recommend discussing your puppy’s diet and health with your veterinarian. Bichon does not have life-threatening problems. The common problem in bichons is allergies. It can cause your dog’s skin to be itchy. We recommend that you use toxic-free products. The most common health problem many small dogs have is tooth decay, which can be ok at first but gets worse as it builds up.

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We are registered and certified MAPAC breeders of Yorkie, Morkie and Bichon dogs. Our dogs are born and raised in a loving and healthy environment (in a house with a garden). Each puppy gets lots of love and attention from us. 

We work with 12 foster families for puppies and dogs and ensure that each puppy adopted is given the love they need to be happy and healthy.  

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