Bichon Frise: Bichon Frises and Children
Bichon Frises are fond of children and get along well
with them if they are treated with love and respect.
Since the Bichon is a small and gentle dog you want to
make sure that children understand that this cute cuddly
looking little dog may look like a stuffed animal but is
actually REAL and has to be treated carefully like any
If you are thinking about bringing a Bichon Frise into
your family give some consideration to the age and
nature of your child or children . To ensure the best
chances for a successful experience you want a good fit
between your child and dog. Bichon Frises are
affectionate,intelligent little companion dogs so they
could be a perfect match for the right child. They are
playful and energetic and need a moderate amount of
exercise, such as walking. They may not be the best
choice for a household full of high energy toddlers or
If you’re introducing a Bichon Frise into a household
with real young children keep a close eye on their
interaction with the dog. Teach children how to handle
and play with the dog in a gentle manner that won’t
alarm or hurt him. If you cant try to find a dog who has
been raised around kids and is known to get along well
with children. An adult dog who has lost some of that
excessive puppy energy may be a better choice for a
younger child too.
Make sure your Bichon Frise is treated with care and
respect by children and that they don’t tease or torment
their pet. If your child is old enough and interested in
learning some basic commands and tricks that will
strengthen his/her relationship with the dog and boost
your child’s confidence too.
Involve children in care and responsibility for your
pet. You can make a chart for daily care that includes
providing fresh water, feeding, walking and playing.
Make sure all children understand that giving their
Bichon Frise ‘people food’ is dangerous since dogs are
allergic to many things we eat and can make their pet
sick or worse.
We all remember that Lassie was Timmy’s best friend.
Having a pet can be an amazing experience for a child
besides teaching responsibility and respect for life
where else can you find such a loyal and faithful
companion who is always so happy just to see you?
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