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History of The Bichon Frise [Sep. 23rd, 2010|03:37 pm]
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Curly, white, lap dog...is the translation for the dog breed's fitting name: Bichon Frise. Though the name derives from the French, don't mistake this little ball of fluff for a "French poodle". In fact, the Bichon only originated from the poodle as well as the water spaniel.

Filled with a cheerful spirit and enduring intelligence the Bichon is a fast learner. Known for its friendly temperament the dog is a wonderful companion. An almost perfect family addition, this mop is a popular pet.

It's no wonder where the little pup' got its 'spunk and moxie'. From oceans to seas and from seas to oceans the little dog spent most of its time with sailors. Because the Bichon was so peppy and loving, sailors often used them to barter. It was not long until the Bichon Frise became a well prized breed. 

In the 1400's AD, the Bichon became a valued and loved dog amongst Italian royalty. In the 15th century the Bichon became poplar in France during the reign of Henry the 3rd. However, the French and Italians were certainly not the only ones who loved this breed...it was the Spaniards as well. The Bichon was included in a few Spanish paintings by Francisco Goya (a famous Spanish painter).

Bichons have quite the place in history as well as our hearts. From performing  tricks on ship decks to within the comforts of our homes, the Bichon Frise brings a smile to whoever crosses its path. As Bichon owners we all know there couldn't possibly be a better friend in the world...


This is only a basic summary of the history of Bichons, if you really would like to learn about your dog breed, please visit the sites above.


(Btw...here's my little cottan ball)

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new member & question [Apr. 7th, 2010|10:07 am]
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Hi, I hope there are still members here, as I just joined.
My little guy is 11 years old, but still acting like a puppy.  However, today he started limping and I have no idea why.  I checked his legs and he doesn't cry out in pain at the touching, so I have no idea what could be wrong.  I have a vet appointment for Friday, but if this has happened to anyone's Bichon before, I'd love to know.
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(no subject) [Jun. 3rd, 2009|06:57 pm]
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i've just discovered this cute community!! I have a 3-year-old bichon named Mackie and he is my best friend.

I would like to ask all of you bichon owners, do you find your dog(s) constantly over-hyperactive? We love mackie and he is so gorgeous, but he has several serious ADHD-like spells. He gets especially excited when visitors come over to the house and when he is outside chasing birds. All of my friends say "your dog is CRAZY!" and he means nothing wrong, he is just as happy, friendly and playful as anyone else, but he does have problems with his legs and all the running around can't be doing too good for them! So basically I'm asking if your dog or someone you know's dog gets overly hyperactive on several occasions throughout the day, or wether it's just a part of what makes mackie our mackie.
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Introductory Post [May. 12th, 2009|02:47 pm]
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[Current Location |Austin, TX]

Hello everyone!  I am new to the community.  I'd like to introduce my first-born fur baby, Paisley.  Paisley is four years old and has plenty of sass to go around.  She has a big little brother who we rescued at six weeks old about three and a half years ago and is of unknown origins. 

Some of Paisley's favorite things in life are peanut butter in her Kong, car rides (especially with the windows rolled down), trips to the beach or the dog park, and sleeping on the very top of my sofa.  She does not like wearing clothes or body harnesses, baths, or loud noises (she'll sound the alarm if a noise is too startling).

Paisley in all her gloryCollapse )
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Look at this [Dec. 3rd, 2008|07:53 pm]
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Yeah I know it`s poodles and standard ones at that but I loved the camel one


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Have others had this happen or... [Dec. 1st, 2008|06:40 pm]
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I`m in the park

Woman points to skye (on the right in my avatar): Is that a toy poodle?

Me: No, it`s a bichon just like the bigger dog.

Woman: But is that a toy poodle?

Me: No, their both bichons, one just happens to be bigger than the other for no particular reason, it just happens.

Woman: But is that little one a toy poodle?

Me: Yes

Woman: Yes, I thought it was

Or this happens

Random person: Are they poodles?

Me: No, their Bichon Frise

Random person: What?

Me: Bichon...Frise

Random person: Oh

This happens five times in a short space of time

so the sixth person asks:Are they poodles?

Me (Without even looking at them and while continuing to walk along): Yes they`re poodles.

Sixth random person: or are they bichon frise?

Me (with apologetic grin on my face): Yes they are Bichons

These two scenarios happen to me all the time.

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breed of the week [Nov. 12th, 2008|08:10 pm]
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+Bichons are breed of the week on about.com:dogs :)

+a pic from cute overload today:

+not Bichon-related, but cute anyway; there's a live Shiba Inu puppy cam here.
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tags and such [Nov. 10th, 2008|06:01 pm]
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[Current Location |home]
[music |christmas music lol]

woot we're up to 39 members!

I'm going through and editing the tags on all the posts in the comm. Would you all like the option to be able to add your own tags to the entries, Y/N?

Also a poll:

Obama should get a Bichon, yes?

I'll be happy with whatever he gets, really, I don't care
I have no idea what you're talking about, so here's a bichon with a pancake on their head

and a couple pics of my babies to make this post worthwhile:
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Obama [Nov. 10th, 2008|05:26 pm]
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Hi how is everyone and their dogs?

I have a post up about my default icon here at my journal. May not be directly Bichon related but it's close. :p
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Hello [Sep. 13th, 2008|01:28 pm]
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Hi I`ve finally joined after finally getting a half decent picture of my 2 dogs.

Anyway the dog to the left of the avatar is a bitch and is eight and a half yrs old. Her name is Misty.

The dog to the right of the picture is Skye. she`s also a bitch and is eight yrs old.

Thy`re related as in they`re half aunt and niece, but have very different personalities. Misty is very outgoing and loves everybody and Skye is a little reserved until she knows someone ( I`ve heard this can be because she`s a "second" dog) and is a terrific alarm. While Misty shows how smart she is to anybody who she meets, Skye only shows her smarts when it suits her i.e. waiting until everybodys distracted, slipping out quietly without anybody knowing to where she knows there`s a plate of chicken unguarded.

SKYE   (in purple harness & blue lead)                                                                                                       MISTY(in blue harness)

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