Bichon a poil frise

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Small cheerful and playful dog, with a lively step, medium length muzzle, very loose long curly hair, very similar to the coat of the Mongolian goat. The carriage of the head is proud and tall, the eyes dark, lively and expressive.

In our breeding, there is also the Bichon à Poil Frisé: it is a dog of European origin, but the country from which it comes is still the subject of debate today. Descendant of the Barbone, from which the term “Barbichon” derives, then abbreviated to “Bichon”, it seems to belong to the Bolognese and Maltese family. Del Bichon are part of four categories: the Bichon Maltese, the Bichon Bolognese, the Bichon Havanese and the Coton de Tulear. It is assumed that this breed is of French origin, although many believe that the country of origin is Spain. However, experts believe it is a Mediterranean breed. The origin is datable between 600 BC and 300 BC Great traveler, it was often used by sailors as barter goods.
In 1300 it was the Italian sailors during their travels who rediscovered this small dog, and the Bichon Frisé returned to the continent, spreading in the circles of the Italian nobility. It was one of the most appreciated companion dogs by the French and Spanish courts. Notably a notable success in France in the period of Francis I (1494-1547) but its popularity reached its peak in the reign of Henry III of France (1551-1589). Much appreciated by the Spanish nobility, it was the favorite pet of the royal family. Many Spanish painters have dedicated their works to this canine, including the Francisco Goya breed himself. Adored by the main European courts, the Bichon Frisé managed to spread quickly, becoming one of the most renowned breeds during the Renaissance. It lost its popularity in the early nineteenth century, quickly becoming a very popular street dog also in the circus. With the end of the First World War the Bichon Frisé was able to return to the world of luxury, and it was France in 1933 to recognize it as a breed.

Important proportions
The head must be in harmony with the body.

Behavior / Character
Docile, affable with his companions, sociable, playful, very tender, particularly suitable for pet-therapy.

Hair: fine, silky, very loose corkscrew curls that look like the coat of the Mongolian goat; neither flat nor corded and 7 to 10 cm long.
Color: pure white.

The height at the withers must not exceed 30 cm; the small size is a reason for success.