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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    We have had bichons for 5 years and he is the sweetest thing, he gets along with any animal we bring into the house. He is never aggressive, he is wonderfulwith children! He has never barked at any stranger. His hair is very difficult to keep clean and neat, but he doesn’t shed.

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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    We have owned several bichons, so I speak from experience when I say that you don’t want to get a bichon if you are at work all day. They need a lot of human companionship to be happy and not have a lot of training problems. Plus the coat care is demanding of our time. You need to be conscientious about daily brushing to have a bichon frise. bichon@i-love-dogs.com

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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    I have owned five(5) bichons. They are fun loving, good with children and very faithful. Some of them do need special care, but on the whole they are precious gems from heaven. I have owned 2 bichons at one time and still do. I do not recommend that you leave a bichon at home for more than 3 hours at a time.

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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    I have owned Bichons for the past 20 years. We currently have 4 spayed and neutered fur babies, 3 adults and one puppy whom we bought from owners who didn’t want her. Our dogs ARE our family! They are smart, do not shed, love us and each other dearly, and are not destructive when we are away. My best recommendations for anyone considering a Bichon are these: Bichons do better with another Bichon or compatible small dog than as an only dog. They are extremely sociable. The breed matures very slowly. Housebreaking is slow and patience is required.

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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    What a wonderful dog? Over they years we have owned 4 dogs and foster parented at least 5 dogs. Our male Sonny is loving, adores our children, loves to nap with me (I am disabled) and a pure source of amusement. Grooming is a constant factor, he learned everything but house training easily. He does like to drive our older dog crazy (who is a shepherd lab mix? and at least 12 years old -a rescue dog). He’s full of energy but likes his rest periods too. He loves too chew so we provide lots of chew toys and stuffed animals that he will demolish. Some days we find the living room full of stuffing and a squeaky with little left of the original toy. Likes my son’s toys as well but this is diverted by providing lots of his own toys. He’s a lover and would recommend to anyone looking for a smaller dog but you must be able to provide lots of attention – not good for a two income family.

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  • Nov 10, 2008 at 12:00
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    This summer I welcomed a Bishon Frise to my home. This was after the death of my beloved dog Teddy. She was a part of our family. When my husband came home from work as she got older she would bark until he would pet her because she had a hard time getting up.
       
    Well, we looked to replace teddy and found out that was not possible. Teddy lives on in my heart and hopefully I will be reunited with her someday. My Bishon is 5 months old she is already housebroken with the use of a crate and a good schedule. One thing I did do was I got a cat liter pan and put paper in there. so when "Sasha is running and playing and has to go she will fly up the steps and run to the "potty pan. I must say all the negatives I heard about Bishon’s being difficult they need to utilitze the crate a schedule and a potty pan. I love this dog so much. She hasn’t replaced Teddy. No one ever could but she sure did help me with dealing with the pain. I love my Bishon and would highly recommend this breed. I also have a German shepherd they love to play together. Well the bishon loves to make him chase her around the table. We have replaced a lot of sadness and sorrow with much joy.l

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  • Jan 16, 2009 at 12:00
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    I purchased a four month old Bichon Frise who was returned to a friends pet store; she is beautiful. At the time, I did not have a 50 x 50 vinyl fence or doggie door. Having the luxury of being at home, it did not take me long to house break her. I would take her out 8 or 12 times a day until I caught on to her schedule; feeding her the same time each day. Within a week, during a storm, we let her sleep with us and she never messed in our bed. Our second Bichon, which I purchased as an 8 week old was even easier to train. I would never use crates or piddle pads. If you truly want a foolproof way to train a dog, get a doggie door which leads to a fenced in yard for them to run and play. I realize not everyone has this luxury. I would not have a dog in an apartment; its not fair to them to be crated. This is only my opinion; but I spoil my dogs, even cooking for them and giving them bottled water. I have a crib with one side lowered pulled up to my side of the bed for them to sleep.

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