|History of The Bichon Frise
||[Sep. 23rd, 2010|03:37 pm]
for the love of fluffs!
|||||MGMT-Electric Feel||]|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)