Canis ISSN: 2398-2942 Bichon Frise Introduction Biological Data Introduction General information Originated in the Mediterranean region. Happy, lively and game, its size makes it an ideal companion dog for the urban environment. The white coat requires regular attention; excellent grooming skills are needed to keep the classic appearance. The coat does not shed and allergic dog owners react less towards Bichon hair. Teeth and gums are prone to dental problems. Biological Data This article is available in full to registered subscribers Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login Further ReadingPublicationsRefereed papers Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource. Other sources of information For information on Genetic Testing Providers (labs), genetic tests, and tests by breed, visit International Partnership for Dogs: https://dogwellnet.com/. For a list of DNA tests available for certain breeds worldwide, visit Kennel Club Worldwide DNA tests: https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/health/for-breeders/dna-testing-simple-inherited-disorders/worldwide-dna-tests/. The Kennel Club Breed-specific requirements and recommendations including health screening: www.thekennelclub.org.uk/media/9846/abs_breed_specific_requirements_and_recommendations_web.pdf. Stubbs B B The Complete Bichon Frise. Howell. Organisation(s) Visit the Kennel Club website to search for details of KC-registered breed clubs: thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/findaclub/breed/. The Bichon Frise Club of Great Britain: www.bichonfriseclubofgb.com/. Visit the American Kennel Club website to search for details of AKC-recognized breed clubs: www.akc.org/clubs/search. Bichon Frise Club of America: www.bichon.org.