Once I save up enough money, I’m going to adopt a Bichon of my own. But until then, I have to satisfy myself with Pinterest photos. Sigh.
I actually had a Bichon a long time ago, but he was dog-napped while I was away at college. His name was Andy, and he was the sweetest dog ever. He and I even shared the same birthday! But Andy was a purebred Bichon, so he was probably a sitting duck for dog-nappers. I miss that little guy so much…
Because of my experience with Andy, I’ve become a huge Bichon Frise fan. They originated as companion dogs for sailors, because let’s face it, what other kind of dog could retain its cuteness after 6 months at sea? In fact, because of their affiliation with travel, Bichons eventually made it all the world. They’re became famous as palace dogs, and were the favorites of the Italian and especially French royal courts. They’ve even made their way into classic paintings!
Though the popularity of Bichons has gone up and down over the ages, they’ve maintained their reputation for being pleasant, happy little dogs. They get along great with kids, don’t shed, and I can testify that they’re tough enough for really long walks and hikes. It’s definitely one of my goals to own a Bichon Frise of my own once I’m an established “grown-up.” It’s right up there with paying off student debt and buying my first car. Until then, enjoy these awesome pictures that I’ve collected!
Oh and did I mention that Bichons really like having clean fur?
Do you own a Bichon Frise? What’s YOUR favorite breed of dog?