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The little fluff ball known as the Bichon Frise needs consistent – although not constant – grooming to remain the puffy little rascal it is. They are dual-coated, with a soft fluffy undercoat matched with a curly, textured outer coat.
When considering Bichon Frise puppies for sale, you should understand that you'll need to brush and comb their coat about every other day. If you start brushing your puppy at an early age, he/she should quickly become comfortable with this activity. This is important, as the Bichon Frise will participate frequently in grooming activities throughout his /her lifetime.
Bathing frequency is more dependent on the activity level of your Bichon Frise puppy. If the exercise regimen includes one walk per day and a few runs in a landscaped back yard, a full bath every two to four weeks should be sufficient. However, if your Bichon enjoys exploring in dense foliage, mud, or underbrush, his/her beautiful pure white coat may require weekly bathing to keep it looking clean and fluffy.
Heads and feet will look better if blunt scissors are used, saving clipping for the body. Should you decide to show your Bichon Frise, try to avoid any clippers, using scissors to trim the entire puppy. Since Bichons shed very little, they are wonderful puppies for anyone with allergies, as they will not trigger new outbreaks.