ABOUT US /ABOUT BICHON FRISE

WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO

New Dawn  Bichons  LLC is a licensed Kennel controlled and managed by I and my wife , and my 3 daughters and son. We might get some other family members, friends & volunteers to help us from time to time at the Ranch.
We own a 14 Acre Ranch where we live and breed our animals. Our Primary activity is breeding & Raising Bichons for family pets and therapy dogs. But we also have AKC Registered Bichon Frises from champion bloodlines which are our Stud Dogs & Family Pets. We also own over a dozen Dorset Horses & some kinder goats and Rabits.

I have always been a breeder, from growing up on a farm in where we bred Horses, goats & cattle for livestock to graduating from Kirkwood as a Vet Tech. My turning point to focus on breeding is when I met my wife, then a pet groomer & Sitter it’s like we were almost destined for each other. I was always the busy type, everyday schedule from farm to farm, to Vet lab examinations, animal checkups. After My wife gave birth to our 2nd daughter she had Postpartum psychosis and I had to be there for her and our babies. We got a certified Therapy dog Bichon Frise to help with her treatment and after a month of treatment she was feeling better being herself again. It united our family, brought us so much healing and love. That’s when I took the decision I wanted this feeling to continue. I quit my job, moved out to the countryside, and bought a 14 Acre Ranch, it’s been all love and happiness since then. Our dogs are like an extension of us, they are our families & we want you to feel the same way we feel about them when you get yours. Do not hesitate to contact us and get family and life companion.

ABOUT THE BICHON FRISE DOG

ORIGIN/HISTORY
The Bichon family is a group of white breeds found originally in the Mediterranean Countries. The word Bichon means white dog and the Bichon breeds are predominately white with the exception of the Havanese which can be found in a wide variety of colors. The word ‘frise’ describes the soft corkscrew curls of the coat. Although the Standard suggests that the coat on feet and muzzle may be tidied up, the presentation of the Bichon for the show ring has become much more stylised.

Although France was the country of development for the breed, the Bichon Frise is thought to have existed on the island of Tenerife as far back as the 14th century and was taken to mainland Europe by traders where he gained popularity, especially in the Royal Courts and in the homes of nobility, where he was often pampered and carried around in an ornamental basket.
From what you have read above , I am sure you can know what a Bichon Frise dog is and as well as it’s origin.
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General appearance of the Bichon Frise
Well-balanced dog of smart appearance, closely coated with handsome plume carried over the back. Natural white coat curling loosely. Head carriage proud and high.
The Bichon Frise at a fully grown age will stand at 9 to 11 inches tall and will weigh 7 to 12 pounds and some can get bigger up to 16 pounds.

The Bichon Frise dog has a life span of 14 to 16 years and when cared for correctly and given the correct diet will often can live up to 19 years.

Temperament of the Bichon Frise
Friendly, outgoing, Playful, Cheerful, Affectionate, Feisty, Sensitive, and Gentle

Body of the Bichon Frise
Forechest well developed, deep brisket. Ribs well sprung, floating ribs not terminating abruptly. Loin broad, well muscled, slightly arched and well tucked up. Pelvis broad, croup slightly rounded. Length from withers to tailset should equal height from withers to ground.

Coat of the Bichon Frise
Fine, silky with soft corkscrew curls, neither flat nor corded and measuring 7-10 cms (3-4 ins) in length. The dog may be presented trimmed or untrimmed.

Color of the Bichon Frise
White, but cream or apricot markings acceptable up to 18 months. Under white coat, dark pigment desirable. Black, blue or beige markings often found on skin.
The main colors of this dog are , White, White & Apricot, White & Buff, and White & Cream.