Bichon Frise

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Bichon Frise

(bēshôN` frēs), breed of small dog developed in France after World War I. It stands from 8 to 12 in. (20–30 cm) high at the shoulder and has a profuse, silky coat that is loosely curled. It is solid white or white with apricot, cream, or gray markings. A relative of the MalteseMaltese
, breed of very small toy dog of obscure origin that was widely popular in Europe by the beginning of the 19th cent. It stands about 5 in. (12.7 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs from 2 to 7 lb (0.9–1.4 kg).
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, the Bichon was first bred in the United States in the 1950s. It is exhibited in the miscellaneous class at dog shows sanctioned by the American Kennel Club. See dogdog,
carnivorous, domesticated wolf (Canis lupus familiaris) of the family Canidae, to which the jackal, fox, and tanuki also belong. The family Canidae is sometimes referred to as the dog family, and its characteristics, e.g.
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Archie, a pedigree Bichon Frise puppy, was taken by dognappers who struck at Irene Degier's home in Maghull in the early hours of August 17.
Produced and presented by 32-year-old Hannah Moore and starring 10 bichon frises and two standard poodles, The Razzmatazz of Creative Styling wowed the audience at Court Colman Manor, Pen-y-Fai, near Bridgend.
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Des and Chris Spooner, from Guisborough, took along their two pedigree Bichon Frises, Misty and Salli.