Bichon Frise Dog
Category: Non Sporting Dogs
Facts about Bichon Frise Dogs, "Scientific name for Bichon Frise Dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris".The Bichon Frise is termed by many as a toy dog.
All dogs are identical in makeup big or small– 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. Bichon Frise Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult Bichon Frise Dogs they have 42 teeth.
Female Bichon Frise Dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. When Bichon Frise puppies are born, they have no teeth and are deaf and blind. Bichon Frise Puppies for their first few weeks will sleep ninety percent of the day and their vision is not fully developed until after the first month.
Female Bichon Frise Dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born.
An average Bichon Frise dogs range between 12 inches (30cm) on the shoulders with a weight of 9 to 12 pounds (4.0 to 5.4kg). Though little in size, the Bichon Frise Dog has a durable build. This makes it more ideal to have it as a family pet in your home. Statistics show that the Bichon Frise Dog has the longest lifespan amongst the dog species. It can live up to 15 years with the right maintenance. Some even have been said to go up to 20 years of age.
Likewise, in terms of history, the Bichon Frise Dog goes a long way back into the 11th century. During this time, the Bichon Frise Dog was used by Spanish sailors as an commodity of barter. Due to their small size, attractive appearance and their happy nature, the Bichon Frise Dogs were the most ideal to the sailors. This was how the species came out of France. The Bichon Frise dogs have been used in circuses, basically because of their ability to learn new tricks.
The Bichon Frise Dog is cheerful and always with a merry disposition. The Bichon Frise Dog were exclusively developed to provide company to people. For them, it is cheap to make close relationships with the human kind. They are highly compatible with little children.
The number one heath problems amongst Bichon Frise Dogs is obesity, so always make sure your dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that Bichon Frise Dogs have are just an issue of long toenails.
The Bichon Frises Dog breed is majorly affected by cancer in its latter years. You should also be aware of any liver shuts development to contain the situation in time. The Bichon Frise Dogs skin is also sensitive to flea bites. The other health condition that you should check for is the cataracts. This condition is quite common in Bichon Frise Dog.
The Bichon Frise Dog must be groomed on daily basis. Daily brushing would help keep the coat free from matting and tangling. It is also recommended to have the coat trimmed regularly, if possible once a month and bathing the Bichon Frise Dog as well. Exercise are not a major requirement, taking them for a walk would satisfy the need.
Bichon Frise Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people. The fact a Bichon Frise Dog can hear a sound at four times the distance of a human. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz) Def-Hertz is the measurement of frequency, explicitly it's one cycle per second. The higher the Hertz are, the higher the pitched the sound is. Dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
The Bichon Frise Dog may tend to nip a little when playing, they don't mean to do it, its just with their size they make up for it with a nip once and awhile. When the Bichon Frise Dog plays they seem to have sudden bursts of energy resulting in crazy race around in circles until they collapse content on the floor.
Dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads.
It is a Facts a Bichon Frise Dog sees in color and have better low light vision. Bichon Frise Dogs have three eyelids, a lower lid, an upper eyelid lid and a third lid, that is called a haw or nictitating membrane, this keeps the Bichon Frise Dogs eye protected and moist. Bichon Frise Dogs eyes have a special membrane for seeing better at night, called a tapetum lucidum - a dogs reflective layer in the choroid chiefly of nocturnal, causing the eyes to glow when light at night hits the eyes and they consist of some layers of smooth flat cells covered by a section of double deformed crystals.
The Bichon Frise Dog has dark round eyes and a black nose, and its snow white hair is made of a curly coat.
The Bichon Frise Dog is a descendant of the Water Spaniel. from which came the name Barbichon, later shortened to Bichon. It was popular with the sailors in the years long ago. The Bichon Frise Dog was a great companion for the sailors, It was small and easy to keep on a ship. This is how the breed would end up on different continents. The Bichon Frise Dog breed derives its name from the French word bichon, which means -small long haired dog-.
It was first introduce in the US in the mid 1950 and the Bichon Frise Dog breed was first recognized by AKC in 1972. This was one of the royal dogs in France during the 16th century. The four categories of the Bichons which consist of the Bichon Tenerife Dog, Bichon Bolognaise Dog, Malteise Dog and the Bichon Havanese Dog.
A Bichon Frise Dog’s mouth can apply approximately 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch and an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog and a rottweiler can have 320 LBS of pressure on avg.
Only humans and dogs have prostates and a dog doesn't have an appendix.
Bichon Frise Dog’s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. It is a Fact a Bichon Frise Dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A Bichon Frise Dog’s nose, secretes a thin layer of mucous that helps it absorb scent, after that they lick their noses and sample the scent through their mouth.
Average body temperature for a Bichon Frise Dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
A Bichon Frise Dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). All Dogs are direct descendants of wolves
Bichon Frise Dogs pant to keep cool with 10 to 35 breaths per minute with an average of 24 breaths per minute. A large dog breed resting heart beats between 60 to 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 pant a lot.