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Bichon Frises

What is the difference between a poodle and a bichon frise?

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July 14, 2007 3:52PM

The Bichon Frise first appeared in the 14th century, a cross between the Barbet Water Spaniel and the Poodle. The Bichon was traded by Spanish sailors and became a favorite of the 16th century French royal courts. It was a popular organ grinder's dog and also a circus performer. Today the Bichon Frise is primarily a companion and show dog. This information is from the Bichon Frise website.