The Bichon Frise is a lively and smart-looking dog. A small, compact and well-proportioned dog, it weighs 10 to 20 pounds and stands 23 to 30 centimetres. Its head is slightly rounded, neck long and arched, jaws strong with a perfect scissor bite, and ears hanging close to the head, covered with hair. Its eyes are black with a keen and alert expression.
The Bichon boasts of an attractive, white and fluffy double coat with cute curls. Often mistaken for a white Poodle, it has a soft and dense undercoat, paired with a course outer coat. The hair stands away from its body that produces a powder-puff look. It should only come in white colour with cream markings only visible until 18 months. To maintain this beautiful coat, it needs to be brushed every single day with a soft slicker brush to avoid matts and tangles. It needs to be proper trimming by a professional groomer every four to six weeks to keep the appropriate Bichon shape.
To fully take care of the physical health of your dogs, you must also make sure that the nails are clipped, ears free from wax build-up, and skin checked for spots and parasites. Owners tend to spend all their time on the coat yet forget to check other grooming aspects.