How to Buy a Bichon
Is a Bichon Frise right for you?
When you are looking for the perfect dog, many families take into consideration their schedules, their children, and the size of their home. If you are living in an apartment or small condo, then it may be important for you to have a small, easy- going dog that gets along well with children and adults alike. Bichon Frise may be the right dog for you. The Bichon Frise breed has many remarkable and unique traits about it that makes it an ideal choice for families. These dogs are small - usually not exceeding 12 pounds - they don't require a lot of exercise or space and have a cheery and lovable personality. One of their best traits is their hypoallergenic coat, which means that when you take home a Bichon Frise, you will have no shedding and no dog odor.
These fantastic dogs may make the perfect companion to your family, but before you bring them home, there are a few things you may want to consider. Bichon Frise can be slightly high maintenance because their coats do not shed. Non-shedding dogs need brushing and grooming to ensure that their coats stay healthy and shiny. This breed is considered a non-sporting dog, which means that their energy levels will be slightly less than a rowdy sporting type, but it also means that you will need to provide the dog with walks and exercise to ensure that they have a high-quality, long and healthy life. The financial responsibilities of small dog ownership is not nearly that of a large breed but will include veterinarian visits, dog food and routine grooming.,
Bringing a Bichon Frise Home
When you are ready to bring home your Bichon Frise, it is important that you puppy-safe your house. Look at the world from the puppy's point of view: Anything left on the floor is fair game. Are there Things I can chew? Trash cans I can get into? By puppy-proofing your house, you will save yourself time and money and help keep your new puppy safe. If you are a family with small children, then it may be equally as important to talk to your children about the new dog and how to properly love and care for your new pet. Tell the children to pick up any small plastic toys, beads, or game parts that puppy can pick up in his mouth. Also explain never to leave the puppy unattended on the bed, sofa or chair he could fall off and get seriously injured. Families that already have pets should be aware that sometimes older pets may become territorial, which is why it is important to properly introduce your puppy to your home and existing pets. Myra will be happy to explain exactly the right procedure to make the introduction. Although my puppies are paper trained, it is encouraged that you continue to potty train your new family member and set them up for success by providing them with a routine and a consistent schedule. Of course, if you have questions, always feel free to contact Myra any time before or after you bring home your new baby.
Working with a Breeder
When you bring home a Bichon Frise, regardless of the area you live in or your lifestyle, these dogs will bring immense joy into your home. It is also highly recommended that you speak with a knowledgeable breeder who understands the traits unique to the Bichon Frise and will help you choose the puppy that is right for you. I have been raising puppies for more than 30 years and have a deep understanding of the qualities and health concerns that Bichon Frise dogs may face. By selective breeding I have isolated many of the highly desireable traits and have minimized several of the inherent faults of the breed. My puppies are consistently bred for good temperament and health to make loving additions to your family. My litters are healthy and sound and are available to be shipped anywhere in the United States or South America. If you are interested in bringing home a beautiful Bichon Frise, then contact Toy Puppies by Myra today and inquire about my litters.