A Bichon Frise (French, literally meaning curly lap
dog) is a small breed of dog of the Bichon type. They
are popular pets, similar in appearance to, but larger
than, the Maltese. They are a non-shedding breed that
requires daily grooming.
The Bichon Frise is a small dog that weighs approx.
7-15 lbs and stands 23–30 cm/9-15in at the withers,
but slightly larger dogs are not uncommon. It has
a black nose and dark round eyes, and its white hair
consists of a curly outercoat and a silky undercoat,
although many of the breed do tend to have less curly
hair than others. Bichon Frises are suitable for people
with allergies, as they are bred to be hypoallergenic.
However, it is important to note that, human sensitivity
to dog fur, dander, and saliva varies considerably.