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8 Problems Only a Bichon Frise Owner Would Understand

Written by: Arlene D.
Arlene A. Divina, a resident of the Philippines, is a devoted fur mom to two adorable dogs: a Shih Tzu and a Beagle. With a passion for animals and storytelling, Arlene has channeled her love for dogs into her career as a content writer at iHeartDogs. Her writing captures the essence of the bond between humans and their furry companions, offering insights, tips, and heartfelt stories to a wide audience of dog enthusiasts. Read more
| Published on June 6, 2023

Ah, Bichon Frises. These dogs come with a dazzling coats, a cheerful disposition, and a unique set of idiosyncrasies that can often leave their owners bemused. Without further ado, let’s jump right into the world of the eight problems only a Bichon Frise owner would understand.

1. The Battle Against the Bichon Buzzsaw

While their size might deceive you, Bichons are infamous for their sonic-boom-level snoring. It’s as if each one of them contains a miniaturized buzzsaw under that fluffy exterior. Don’t let their small stature fool you; these dogs can out-snore a freight train. Earplugs and a sense of humor will serve you well.

2. The White Fluff Syndrome

Their fluffy white coat is not just adorable but also a never-ending saga of grooming. Bichon Frises require regular bathing, trimming, and brushing to keep them looking like a show dog rather than a grungy mop. Get ready to earn an honorary degree in doggy hairstyling!

3. The Ever-Present Shadow

If you’ve ever wanted to know what it feels like to be a celebrity shadowed by the paparazzi, own a Bichon Frise. They are often called “Velcro dogs” because they love to stick by their owner’s side. Privacy? What’s that? Prepare for company during all activities, including but not limited to: eating, sleeping, working, and yes, even bathroom breaks.

4. The Unexpected Sprinter

Bichons, with their small, compact bodies, can surprise you with their unexpected bursts of speed. In an instant, your calm and cute pup can transform into a canine bullet. Socks, paper balls, your other pet – anything can trigger their zoomies, so keep your floors clear unless you want to witness an indoor doggie Grand Prix.

5. The Seemingly Bottomless Stomach

Despite their small size, Bichons have the appetite of a canine ten times their weight. One must marvel at their ability to stare at you eating with an expression that conveys they’ve been starved for weeks. Careful portion control is essential unless you want your little fluff ball to turn into a little fluff boulder.

6. The “What’s Mine Is Mine, What’s Yours Is Also Mine” Attitude

Bichons are often possessive about their toys, food, and, interestingly, your belongings. They believe in the doctrine of universal ownership, especially when it comes to your shoes, socks, and anything else they can get their paws on. You might have to engage in some gentle diplomacy to retrieve your stuff.

7. The Eternal Puppyhood

Age seems to have no bearing on Bichons. Even in their senior years, they will act as if they’re perpetual puppies. Be prepared for endless games of fetch, chase, and whatever else your forever-young Bichon invents. This boundless energy, while charming, can occasionally test your stamina.

8. The Master Manipulator

Bichons are highly intelligent, which they use to their advantage, manipulating you with their adorable eyes and engaging antics. Resisting their charm can be a Herculean task. You might find yourself in the middle of a work call, only to be lured away by your Bichon’s ‘play with me’ eyes and wagging tail.

Owning a Bichon Frise can be a delightful adventure, filled with laughter, a bit of frustration, and lots of love. They might leave you with less personal space, a few less socks, and maybe a few more grays. But at the end of the day, when your little white shadow cuddles up next to you, you know you wouldn’t have it any other way. Here’s to the Bichon Frise owners – remember, a good lint roller and a stronger resolve is the key!

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