I’m going to be a mommy again. We are adopting a Bichon Frise puppy – the end of September. I have always wanted one of these dogs – looked up their history and temperament and talked to several people who know about them or have owned them. I was sad, however to learn that they are expensive dogs. And no wonder – they were the ones that the French royalty had as lap dogs for several centuries. So I had given up and started to inquire about other mixed breeds that had 1/2 Bichon in them. Bichon’s don’t shed and are considered hypo-allergenic and have a cotton like hair all over their bodies – soft and luxurious. When mixed with the Royal Cavalier or other shedding dogs – they are perfect non-shedding dogs. But as I inquired – I was more and more discouraged. Even the mixed breed dogs were expensive. And adopting a puppy from the human society or pound in our town was really expensive. Who knew? But we did look and inquire.
Everything about another breed of dog didn’t fit well with me. I needed a house puppy with a pleasing temperament, sweet, gentle, smart and loyal. One that would adapt to me and my lifestyle – enjoy children and music lessons – not be hyper or yippy.
I found my puppy on Ebay classified ads – and she is in the Tri-Cities area of Washington – raised by a loving family who only have Bichon Frise dogs – and know everything about raising them and loving them. I am getting my puppy at a much less rate than other mixed breeds and only a fraction of the price that she is worth! Why? Because this family really loves their dogs and believe that there are good owners out there regardless of how much money you make – and know that some of the best owners are not rich – but instead have a loving family that should be allowed to adopt a puppy like this. She apparently liked what she was hearing from me – and knew that this puppy would be my baby and be loved and treated right. I spent over an hour on the phone with the owner of the mama dog last night. My baby hasn’t been born yet – due the end of July. But I have several pictures of the mother and father Bichon and other puppies so I’m sure about what my puppy will look like. She is a pure-bred AKA dog – if I desire to show her – or breed her, I would probably not do either – but it’s nice to know her pedigree and rich history – just in case.
Bichon Frise dogs live 15-20 years and become real members of the family. We are excited around here for our new addition and need a suitable name for an all white precious little baby. Any suggestions for cute names would be appreciated – I’m knocking around about 25 names right now! How do you choose???
What kind of puppy do you have? Are you a cat or dog lover? Or both?
- Learn More About The Bichon Frise Before You Get One (animaltopics.com)
- No such thing as ‘hypoallergenic’ dogs, says study (healthzone.ca)