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Bichon Frise Dog Temperament

Bichon frise dogs are known for their delightful and playful temperament. These dogs enjoy the companionship of humans and love to be showered with love and attention. They also enjoy being with their human families and take delight in being taken to various places. They also like physical attention. The name bichon frise itself actually means “curly lap dog”.

Bichon frise puppies love giving affection as much as they like receiving it. These canines are well behaved with other dogs and also display considerable tolerance. A bichon frise puppy can be safely kept around children. However, it must be noted that they may respond negatively to rough treatment, as is the case with all dogs. If a dog is hit, pulled or pushed, he may become aggressive to the one who has caused them the pain. Smaller dogs may get hurt more easily and hence care must be exercised around them. Bichons are especially delicate and not used to any kind of rough handling. Treating them in any manner, besides being gentle, is likely to result in more than only physical pain. Even behaviors such as pulling toys away from them, tackling or teasing them can cause them to shed their cheerful disposition. The owner should also not allow people to charge after the dog or approach them too quickly as this may be perceived by the dog to be an aggressive behavior. He is therefore likely to respond accordingly.

The bichon frise temperament is rarely ever negative and these dogs are not known to snap or bite. The key to maintaining this pleasant temperament is to treat puppies with a great deal of care and attention. Early socialization contributes significantly towards their good behavior as adults. Some bichon frise dogs are also known to be a bit shy. This is fine as long as they do not display snapping and biting. Dogs that may display slightly unsociable behavior must be treated with patience and love as this helps to encourage them to adopt the correct behaviors. These dogs make excellent companions. They are intelligent, energetic and alert. They make wonderful watch dogs since they are curious and inquisitive. Due to their hyperactive temperament, they should be given their own toys and nylon bones to chew on.  This will keep them away from your shoes and other objects that most dogs tend to chew on when they get bored or have too much pent up energy.