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Bichon Frise breed profile

Training and intelligence
The Bichon Frise is an intelligent breed, but they can be difficult to housebreak. They enjoy being praised, and becasue they are so quick and clever, are good at learning tricks.

The Bichon Frise is a happy, cheerful, friendly breed. They love their people and being with them, and are very loving and affectionate. Owners often say these dogs are almost human!

Attitude towards strange dogs and people
They are an alert dog, so they make a good watch, but are not a guarding breed. Bichon Frises are sociable and enjoy meeting new people and dogs.

Grooming and shedding
They do not shed, but do need brushing once a week to avoid the coat tangling. A Bichon Frise should also be bathed regularly.

The Bichon Frise is a lively dog, and will want to play with you as well as going out for regular exercise.

Need for company
Bichon Frise do enjoy time spent with their family better than being alone.

This dog can have a long life, so make sure you are prepared to give him the care for all of that life. The Bichon Frise coat is always white.


259 - Loving Edie and 101 Dogs

Meredith May had had dogs before but was not prepared for life with Golden Retriever Edie. She discusses her book Loving Edie, which their shared journey. Nicola Jane Swinney loves dogs, so much so that she's written a book about 101 Dogs, giving a quirky insight into their characteristics. Listen during the dog walk, or cuddled up on the couch with your canine.

189 - The Dog Healers and War Dogs Remembered

In this episode you can hear Mark Winik talk about his debut novel, The Dog Healers, and listen to Julia Robertson explain why she founded the charity War Dogs remembered. Plus there's the DogCast Radio News, and what Mischief the German Spitz puppy has been up to.

188 - Service Dogs UK and Roxie the Doxie Finds Her Forever Home

In this episode you can hear about Service Dogs UK, a fantastic charity which trains assistance dogs to support veterans of any service - military personnel, police, firefighters, paramedics and the coastguard - who develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder due to their job. Also, listen to Dr Jody A Dean, a clinical psychologist talk about how her book, Roxie the Doxie finds her Forever Home, is helping children understand and talk about adoption and other family issues. Plus the DogCast Radio News and some thoughts on the alpha dog myth.

187 - Muffins Halo and Chorley Fun Dog Show

In this episode you can hear about Muffin's Halo for Blind Dogs, and what motivates people to enter their dog in a fun dog show. In the DogCast Radio News, listen to stories about the latest dog related research. Plus there's a new member of the DogCast Radio team!

186 - Maxwell Muir on wolves

In this episode you can hear trainer, behaviourist, writer, broadcaster and wolf expert Maxwell Muir talk about what wolves mean to him personally, their plight in a modern world, and his hopes for their future. Plus we have the DogCast Radio News.