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WE have BEAUTIFUL BABIES PLEASE COME SEE USFind Dogs for Sale in Baton Rouge on Oodle Marketplace. Find Pets for Sale in Baton Rouge on Oodle Marketplace. The Bichon Frise (meaning ‘curly lap dog’, also known as a ‘Bichon Tenerife’ or ‘Bichon a Poil Frise’, if you want to be fancy about it) descends from the Barbet, a Mediterranean breed. The Barbet was cross bred with a small coated white breed to derive the Bichon. Bichons were classified under four categories: the Havanese, Bolognese, Maltaise, and Tenerife, from which the Bichon Frise ultimately descended. They were brought home from the Canary Islands by Italian sailors in the 1300’s and became popular pets for the French and Italian upper class, including King Francis I. Bichon Frises sank in popularity through World War I to the point of nearly being lost, but survived via their popularity as tricksters, accompanying street minstrels. French breeders in the 1930’s made an effort to revive the breed, which finally took off in popularity after being brought to America in the 1950’s.
Size The Bichon Frise has a shoulder height of 23-30 cm (9-12 in) and weighs 3-5 kg (7-12 lbs). It is a short, puffy breed with round, dark eyes, drop ears, a furry tail curled over the back, and round feet. Bichon Frises have long, elegant necks, strong chests, short muzzles, and a scissors bite. They have a dark halo around the eyes and a dark nose and lips, giving an inquisitive facial expression. Coat The Bichon Frise has a white colored double coat consisting of a soft, silky, dense undercoat and coarse, curly, outer coat. The coat springs back when patted and is puffy in appearance. The coat may have cream or apricot shadings, which will fade during the puppy’s first year. The Bichon Frise is highly hypoallergenic and does not shed, making it a good breed for those with allergies. There are two popular Bichon Frise grooming styles: a short, poodle-like coat or a long, puffy coat for a more rounded appearance. Character The Bichon Frise is sensitive, responsive, affectionate, and abundantly playful.
It is a perky, jumpy, happy dog that loves companionship and is happy to cuddle up. Bichon Frises have an easy, happy disposition. Temperament The Bichon Frise is eager to make friends with strangers, other dogs and children. It may bark frequently or tend to nip when playing. Bichon Frises make an excellent addition to the family. Like cats, they have sudden spikes of energy which cause them to run wildly around the house. Care The Bichon Frise’s coat needs to be brushed and combed every other day and trimmed every two months. Bichon Frises should be groomed from an early age so that they are at ease with the process, since they will undergo it frequently. The grooming process should be made as comfortable as possible. The Bichon Frise’s Foot and ear hair should also be trimmed occasionally, and the hind area should be cleaned with a damp cloth. Bichon Frises must have plenty of human companionship. They may have allergies or be sensitive to flea bites. Bichon Frises have a life span of 12-13 years and have litters of 4-5 pups.
Training The Bichon Frise is highly intelligent, making training a fairly simple task. moodle pups for sale in melbourne
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Bichon Frises can be difficult to house train; crate training may be a successful technique. Activity The Bichon Frise is an active dog that needs daily exercise. Despite its small size, it is eager to play vigorous indoor games, romp in the yard, or take short walks on the leash. Bichon Frises can adapt to apartment life fairly easily. Bichon Frise Puppies for Sale - Shipped Worldwide!
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,Yorkshire Terrier,Yorkie,Westie,Designer Breeds: Bichon poo,CavaChon,,CavaChin,Cava Poo,Cockalier,Coton Tzu,Cockapoo,Frenchton,Golden Doodle,Olde English Bulldog,Havapoo,Hava Tzu,Havashire,Havatese,Labradoodle,Lhasatese,Lhasapoo ,Morkie,MaltiPoo,Malti Tzu,Pomapoo,Peka Tzu,Shih poo ,Schnoodle,Schnorkie,Teddy Bear,Shichon,Yorkie poo,Yorkie Tzu,Yorkie Ton,Yorkie Chon,Common Colors:Red,Blue,Cream,Fawn,White,Black,ApricotYorkie, Yorkshire Terrier Puppies For Sale In Atlanta Georgia GA,Teacup,Ship AVL Florida, FL, Miami,by Anne Jones RN, BSNERemember how we never knew we had cataracts in Bichons? Remember how no one was screening for eye diseases? We may be putting ourselves in the same situation when it comes to unilateral and bilateral hearing problems. Inherited deafness is prevalent in white breeds. Most of us realize that it is a major concern in Dalmations. The very factors that make it a concern in other breeds apply to Bichons.Congenital deafness can be either acquired or inherited.
It is the inherited form that we should focus on as breeders. For this article, I have turned to Dr. George Strain, of Louisiana State University, for information. Having met Dr. Strain at the first Parent Club Health Conference, I know him to be an authority and a reputable advisor. Dr. Strain also has a web site at www.lsu.edu/deafness/deaf.htm. His advice should be studied and heeded for those with concern about the genetic issues involved.Deafness has been determined to be associated with white coated breeds, especially those with piebald and with merle pigmentation patterns. Eighty breeds are listed as potential for the disorder, including Bichons. Bichons tend to have splotches of color in their skin and many will have tan to apricot color on the ears, head and/or body as puppies with the color fading as they approach adult age. To me this appeared to be piebald pigmentation. Coat color fades with age, confusing the issue for me.When I asked Dr. Strain if Bichons could be considered to be piebald, this is the answer that I received from him:
“I don’t know for certain but it is almost a certainty that Bichons have one of the recessive alleles of the piebald gene – Irish spotting, piebald, or extreme white piebald. This is by far the gene that gives white in dogs partial or solid white. Merle makes alternate light and dark, but Bichons don’t have merle.” BFCA does have some (limited) data on deafness in Bichons. The numbers are quite low but I go back to the point that we never have routinely screened Bichons and therefore have only word of mouth data. Of concern is that a dog that has unilateral deafness (only one ear affected) will be able to function unless and until the other ear is affected, whether by natural events or by age. By the time he has lost some of his hearing ability due to age or other factors, he has begun to learn the body language that we humans display and by which we “talk” to our dogs all the time. Again quoting Dr. Strain: “It should be noted that a unilaterally deaf dog can be as great a genetic risk for transmission of deafness to its offspring as is a bilaterally deaf dog.
” Again using the incidence of cataracts as an example, Dalmations have the highest incidence of deafness with 8 % of them bilaterally deaf and another 22 % unilaterally deaf. You will recall that we have 8 -10% cataractous Bichons. Do we want to perpetuate a problem in our breeding that is affecting only a percentage of the dogs or do we want to be aware of any genetic malady so that it can be dealt with and bred out of our Bichons? By the way, most Dal breeders will tell you that they routinely euthanize their deaf pups. Is that an outcome that we would want to deal with?Now that we, as a dedicated group of breeders, have learned that there may be genetically deaf Bichons, we need a way to deal with the problem. In recent years, the BAER screening test has been developed. We now have a method of determining which dogs are deaf, which are unilaterally deaf and which are bilaterally deaf (although a bilaterally deaf pup is pretty easy to spot by the time he is 7-10 weeks old). BAER stands for brainstem auditory evoked response and this test is usually performed at veterinary schools.
See www.lsu.edu/deafness/deaf.htm for a description of the BAER test and for a list of test sites. They are quite numerous throughout the country. It has become more common to find clinics at dog shows where many dogs can be screened at a relatively inexpensive cost.It is important to note that a negative BAER will also rule out acquired deafness, if that is the cause. Deafness can occur as an acquired disease, secondary to intrauterine infections, certain drugs that are toxic to the fetus, other toxicities, and liver disorders. Only by BAER testing can you determine whether an affected pup has deafness but it cannot distinguish between the inherited form or if it is an acquired form. Therefore it is better to test puppies before any acquired form is likely to have an effect (puppies can be tested any time after 5 weeks).The BFCA health and education committee has asked that the board consider holding a BAER clinic at a national specialty. What is the advantage of screening during specialty week?
First is the convenience, second is that it can be cost effective and third is the practicality of determining which of these, our show and breeding Bichons, may be affected. And beyond these factors is the need to have some real numbers to look at to see just what is going on in our breed in regard to this defect. To date no clinic has been scheduled.In the meantime, the health and education committee strongly urges breeders to take advantage of BAER testing and to report results, good or bad, to the committee. We need to have real numbers to have a better understanding of how the breed is affected by inherited deafness. Having deaf puppies does not doom your breeding program. Since deafness may be bred out of a line with carefully planned breeding programs, knowledge is the key to overcoming the disease.This article is far from complete in explaining the complexities of inherited deafness. More information will be forthcoming as to inheritance patterns in other breeds and there is much to be learned at the web sites mentioned above.
It is our desire to urge testing to better enable BFCA and those involved in research to have statistics that reflect honest data in regard to Bichons. Right now we do not know if we have an issue that needs to be dealt with. Circumstantial evidence indicates we may, given that deafness is more common in white, piebald and merle breeds. Other “bichon” breeds do have the inherited disorder. Now is the time for us to use available testing and then deal with the disorder quickly should it prove to be present in our breed.This article has been reviewed for accuracy by Dr. George M. Strain, Louisiana State University, Comparative Biomedical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, Baton Rouge LA 70803. Dr. Strain is Professor of Neuroscience at LSU and is a nationally known research scientist. His work has been sponsored by AKC, CHF, The Dalmation Club of America and other dog clubs, as well as by the US Public Health Service (NIH) and private donations. We thank him for his interest in canine deafness.